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 and outdoor installations is fairly recent.
    Early works included: intermedia performances (a major work
    was presented at NEW MUSIC AMERICA '87), as well as
    mixed media works on paper, and experimental books and
    manuscripts which were often acquired for the Special
    Collections of the libraries of art institutions. Collections: 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; as well as the
    Special Collections of the following academic libraries: Yale
    University; Stanford University; Harvard 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 "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).

    The project has also attracted support in the literary community--
    it was featured in the landmark anthology, IMAGINING
    LANGUAGE in the company of work by authors such as James
    Joyce, Victor Hugo, and Louis Braille (published by MIT Press;
    Ed. Rasula & McCaffery).

    Awards include: Fellowships from the National Endowment for
    the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; a LINE II
    Association Book Award; and a Special Members Award from
    the American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers.

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