|Born, 1952, Lima, Ohio.
Work has been exhibited at: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta;
Kansas City Art Institute; Portland Museum of Art, Maine; The Aldrich Museum's Soho
Center Gallery, New York; The King Stephen Museum, Hungary; The Kassel Art
Museum, Germany; The Kaus Australis Foundation, Rotterdam, Netherlands; The
Academy of Fine Art, Poznan, Poland; Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas;
Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College; and The University of Pennsylvania's
Rosenwald Gallery (Survey of work from 1982 to 2004).
The focus on painting is fairly recent, early works consisted primarily of intermedia
installations, mixed media works on paper, and experimental books and manuscripts
which were often acquired for the special collections of libraries as well as art
museums. Permanent collections include: The Museum of Modern Art, New York
(extensive collection of early work--search via MOMA DADABASE); The Brooklyn
Museum; King Stephen Museum, Hungary; Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany;
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart; India's National Institute of Design; Getty Research Institute;
and the special collections of the following academic libraries: Harvard University; Yale
University; Stanford University; University of Pennsylvania; Amherst College; University
of Chicago; University of California at Santa Barbara; University of California at Los
Angeles; Oberlin College; Ohio State University; Indiana University; University of Texas
at Austin; Claremont Colleges; University of Washington; Boise State University;
Virginia Commonwealth University; (search WorldCat.org: "Michael Winkler" & "Michael
Joseph Winkler" for exact location of library collections). A large number of drawings
and other works from the 80's & 90's are included in the Ruth & Marvin Sackner
Collection of language-based art, Miami Beach. Corporate collections include Seybert &
Rahier, Immenhausen, Germany (commission, 2013); Daimler Mercedes-Benz, Kassel,
Germany (commission, 2015).
*Work was featured in the landmark anthology of experimental literature, Imagining
Language, published by MIT Press in 1998, (Rasula & McCaffery Editors).
Awards: U.S. National Arts Fellow, Fellow of the Penn Council on the Arts; LINE II
Association Award; American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers—Members'