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' or 'Michael Joseph Winkler'; for exact
location of library collections). A large number of
drawings and other works from the 80's and 90's are
included in the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Collection of
Language-Based Art (University of Iowa). Corporate
collections include Seybert and 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 (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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