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Born in 1984, Los Angeles, CA.

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


MFA, Hunter College, New York, 2012.

B.A. in Art and B.A. in Social Change in the Arts, UC Santa Cruz and Delhi University, Delhi, India, 2006


Pictures of M. And Other Pictures Almine Rech, New York, 2019

Two Artist Presentation Independent Brussels with Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Brussels, 2018

New Pictures Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, 2018

The Softest Bullet Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, 2016

Emotions, with Jesse Wine, Moiety, New York, 2014

Boneflower, Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, 2013


Snow Show (curated by Carey Denniston and Kyle Dancewicz) Rzeplinski, New York, 2016

Richard Kern, Michael Hilsman, Yarisal + Kublitz Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, 2014

Yes! But Less (curated by Daria Irincheeva) Apt 16, Newark, 2013

CISCO SYSCO SISQO, La Fonda, Rockaway Beach, New York, 2013

Moon Over Mountain Pass, Trailer Park Proyects, San Juan, 2013

Un Lugar en la Horoptera, Asociacion Cultural Mediodia Chica, Madrid, 2012


Michael Hilsman: Man Fall Down, monograph publication with text by Carmen Winant and Katie Raissian. Published by Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, 2016

Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition, Michael Petry, published by Thames and Hudson. 2013

The Huffington Post, “12 Must See Painting Shows,” November, 2012.

Modern Painters, “Two For the Weekend,” Indrisek ,Scott, November, 2012.

Modern Painters, "100 Artists to Watch,"pgs. 65-66, Dec/Jan 2012

Le Point (France), “Interview: Michael Hilsman,” Virginie Lauret, pgs, 90-91, January 2012,

Boston Globe, "Monstrously provocative portraits," Cate McQuaid, February 9, 2011

New American Paintings Blog, "11 Painters to Watch in 2011," Evan J Garza, January 10, 2011

Modern Edition Blog, “New Art Talent”, December 2011

The Huffington Post, "Tomorrow's Art Stars Today," Steven Zevitas, April 18, 2011

Paperbag Journal, Issue No. 2, January 2011.


"Dan Herschlein's Safe as Houses", riotmaterial.com, March 2016

A Moment in Time: Fragmentation and Reformulation, Rashid Rana (monograph contribution) Mumbai, 2011

The Power of the Ornament (Die Machts des Ornaments), exhibition catalogue, Belvedere Museum, Vienna, Austria, 2009

Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, exhibition text excerpt, Asia Society Museum, New York, 2009


Visiting Faculty, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan, 2008