Born: New York City, 1971

Solo Exhibitions
2011    Michael Grimaldi, Recent Drawings – Fontbonne University Gallery, St. Louis
2003    Michael Grimaldi, Recent Works – Arcadia Gallery, NY
2001    Recent Oil Paintings and Drawings of Michael Grimaldi – John Pence Gallery, CA
1998    The Drawings of Michael Grimaldi – The Studio Gallery, WA
1995    Drawings and Paintings of Michael A. Grimaldi – Gallery of The Art Students League of New York
1993    Vignt Desins de Michael Grimaldi – Musée Montaigue, France

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019    Corpo a Corpo, Villa Bardini, Firenze, Italy – curated by Daniela Astone and Gaia Grazioli
2018    Woodmere 77th Annual Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, PA
             On Paper, An Exhibition of Drawings, MANA Contemporary and the Florence Academy of Art, NJ
2016    Iggy Pop Life Class by Jeremy Deller, Brooklyn Museum, NY
             JOG 10 James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia
             Now and Then New York Academy of Art in collaboration with the Dahesh Museum of Art – Curated by Peter Drake and Heidi Elbers
2015    Consecrated Realities MANA Contemporary and the Florence Academy of Art, NJ
             Star Wars: Visions Mori Arts Center, Tokyo
             Tell Them Stories; Origins Mark Miller Gallery, NY – Curated by Marshall Jones and Tun Myaing
2014    Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Artist Joshua Liner Gallery, NY
2013    Contemporary American Realism – Traveling Exhibition, China: Beijing, Dalian, Tianjin, Wuhan, Hangzhou and Shanghai
2012    Heads Up Steven Boone Gallery, NM – Curated by Geoffrey Lawrence
            Resolve Joshua Liner Gallery, NY – Curated by Tony Curanaj
            Contemporary American Realists of ACOPAL The Butler Institute of American Art, OH
2011    Expressing the Figure: Drawings from Life St. John’s University, NY
            Contemporary American Realists ACOPAL National Arts Club, NY
2010    Anatomy Now Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum
             Arcadia Gallery
2009    Visions – Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; Naples Museum of Art, FL
2008    Selected Drawings John Pence Gallery, San Francisco
2007    The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
             The Annual Instructors’ Exhibition Harriman Gallery, The Art Students League of New York
             RAM Art, Miami
             Drawings John Pence Gallery, CA
             Trompe L’Oeil, An Invitational Exhibition John Pence Gallery, CA
2006    Annual Instructors Exhibition Gallery of The Art Students League of New York
             Mastery and Meaning Union League of Philadelphia
             Interiors John Pence Gallery, CA
2005    Arcadia Gallery, NY
             The Art of Studio Incamminati Instructors Chauncey Center, NJ
2004    Allegory John Pence Gallery, CA
2003    Self Portraits John Pence Gallery, CA
             Views of Balleroy The Forbes Galleries, NY
             Re-presenting Representation IV Arnot Art Museum, NY
2002    New Works Forum Gallery, NY
             Selected American Realists John Pence Gallery, CA
2000    New Talent Arcadia Gallery, NY
             Hirschl & Adler Galleries, NY
             Landscapes John Pence Gallery, CA
             Meredith Long Gallery, TX
1999    Art and Illusion John Pence Gallery, CA
             Drawings John Pence Gallery, CA
             Landscapes Meredith Long Gallery, TX
             The Paint Group Hirschl & Adler Galleries, NY
             Meredith Long Gallery, TX
1998    Still Lifes John Pence Gallery, CA
             Landscapes John Pence Gallery, CA
             173rd Annual Exhibition National Academy Museum, NY
1997    78th National Exhibition Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
             National Academy, School of Fine Arts, Instructors Union League Club, NY
1996    Lizan-Topps Gallery, NY

Awards and Honors
2018    Montello Foundation, NV: Artist in Residence
2007    American Academy in Rome – Affiliated Fellowship: Alma Schapiro Prize
2002    Forbes Foundation, Balleroy, France: Artist in Residence
2002    Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Québec
1999    Stacey Foundation Grant, Oklahoma City, OK
1999    Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Québec
1998    Stacey Foundation Grant, Oklahoma City, OK
1993    Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant, NY
1990    Merit Scholarship, The Art Students League of New York

Selected Bibliography
2019    Why Leonardo da Vinci’s brilliance endures, 500 years after his death, by Claudia Kalb, National Geographic
2018    Bodyscan: Anatomie in Kunst + Wissenschaft exhibition catalogue, Eres Stiftung, Munich
             High-Value Artwork ‘On Paper’ by Milene Fernandez, The Epoch Times
2014    Suggested Donation – Episode 12 – Podcast Interview.
             The Gross Lab – WHYY Friday Arts Television Segment, Michael O’Reilly, Producer
             The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture by Donald Kuspit, Irving Sandler, Margaret McCann and David Kratz
2013    NDT Life Magazine, Taiwan. The Drawings and Paintings of Michael Grimaldi Summer 2013 Pages 23-29
2010    Classical Life Drawing Studio by James L. McElhinney and the Instructors of the Art Students League of New York. Pages 137-141
             A Brief Trip with Caveh Zahedi by Grippingly Authentic – Online Periodical of Contemporary Art and Culture
2008    Visions: Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings Exhibition Catalog by curator Townsend Wolfe. Page 43.
             Classical Painting Atelier by Juliette Aristides
             The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection: A Gift to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, exhibition catalogue, Page 95
             American Art Collector. The Bones of Art. January Issue, Page 170.
2007    LINEA: The Journal of The Art Students League of New York
2006    Classical Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides
             The Renascent Journal, State of the Art – Online Journal of Contemporary Art
2005    KNOCK Journal, Antioch University Seattle, Volume 2 Number two, Page 9
2003    Michael Grimaldi, Recent Work, exhibition catalogue, Arcadia Gallery
2001    Thirst Magazine. This, by T.R. Ericsson – Volume 1, Number one, Pages 22-23
            Recent Oil Paintings and Drawings of Michael Grimaldi, exhibition catalogue, John Pence Gallery
1999    American Artist. A Realist Coup, September, Pages 18-21
             American Arts Quarterly The Paint Group, Spring, Pages 27-32
             Art Times The Paint Group June, Pages 10-11
1998    The Best of Sketching and Drawing: A Collection of Still Lifes, Portraits and Landscapes by Terry Sullivan
1993    Art Students League News McDowell Award Winners

2015-Present    New York Academy of Art: Director, Department of Drawing / Faculty Chair
2009-Present    Drexel University College of Medicine: Program Founder and Instructor – Advanced Artistic Anatomy
2006-2015         The Art Students League of New York. Instructor – Painting from Life, Figure Drawing & Anatomy
2013-2015++++New York Academy of Art: Adjunct Faculty – Compositional Drawing from Life, Life Drawing, and Anatomy
2008-2014         Janus Collaborative School of Art: Co-founder, Director and Instructor
2011-2013          Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Adjunct Professor – Life Painting and Anatomy
2010                   New York Academy of Art: Adjunct Faculty – History of Drawing Techniques
2006-2008        Grand Central Art Academy, NY. Co-founder
2002-2005         Studio 126, NY. Co-Founder and Instructor – Figure and Portrait Drawing, Painting, and Anatomy
1997-2003         Water Street Atelier, NY. Instructor – Figure and Portrait Drawing and Painting
1997-2001         School of Visual Arts, NY. Instructor – Figure Drawing and Anatomy
1995-1996         National Academy of Design, NY. Instructor – Figure Drawing

2019                   New York Academy of Art – Composing the Multi Figure Narrative
2014                   SACI Florence & Art Students League of New York – Drawing and Painting in Florence Italy
2012-2014++++Stanford University & BACAA, CA: Visiting Instructor and Lecturer – Advanced Artistic Anatomy
2010                   Fontbonne University, St. Louis: Visiting Instructor – Drawing and Painting
2007-2009         Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America, NY and Rome – Landscape and Architectural Drawing
2006-2014++++Bay Area Classical Arts Atelier, CA – Drawing & Painting from Life
2007-2008         Andreeva Portrait Academy, NM – Portrait Painting and Anatomy
2006-2008        Grand Central Academy of Art, NY – Painting from Life
2005-2007         Studio Incamminati, PA – Figure Drawing and Cityscape Drawing and Painting
1996-2016         Gage Academy of Fine Arts: Visiting Instructor – Figure and Portrait Drawing and Painting

Lectures & Articles
2013      Fleisher Art Memorial, PA: Guest Lecturer – Perceptual Approaches to Learning and Teaching Art
2013      New York Academy of Art: Workshop Instructor and Guest Lecturer – Composition and Design
2010      Drexel University College of Medicine, PA: Guest Lecturer – Cutting Cold Flesh: Perspectives from the Humanities
++++++Fontbonne University, St. Louis: Guest Lecturer – Artistic Anatomy and Structural Drawing
++++++Janus Collaborative School of Art : Lecturer – Studio Practice and Creative Illustration
++++++Gage Academy of Fine Arts: Guest Lecturer – Artistic Anatomy
2009     The Morgan Library & Museum: Guest Lecturer and Workshop Instructor – Media and Techniques of Eighteenth Century French Drawing
++++++Bodies: The Exhibition, The South Street Seaport Museum, NY: Guest Lecturer – Artistic Anatomy
2008      Institute of Classical Architecture – When in Rome: A Conversation with Alma Schapiro Prize Winner Michael Grimaldi and ICA & CA Managing Director Henrika Taylor
2007      LINEA, Volume II Number 3 Page 9: Article – Walter Tandy Murch: An Introduction by Michael Grimaldi,
++++++Studio Incamminati, PA: Guest Lecturer – Studio Methods, Materials and Practice – Lecture/Demonstration
2006      Studio Incamminati, PA: Guest Lecturer – Art and Visual Perception
++++++Gage Academy, Seattle: Guest Lecturer – Physiology and Psychology of Visual Perception

2004                    Facultad Medicina, Department of Anatomy, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina – Independent Studies/Anatomy
1993-94               The National Academy of Design, School of Fine Arts, NY
1990-94               Ecole Albert Defois, Les Cerqueux sous Passavant, France
1989-95               The Art Students League of New York
1989                     The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture
1985-89               Fiorello H. LaGuardia H.S. of Music and the Arts, NY