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
Snow Show (curated by Carey Denniston and Kyle Dancewicz) Rzeplinski, New York, 2016
The Softest Bullet Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland, 2016
Emotions, with Jesse Wine, Moiety, New York, 2014 (Two Person Exhibition)
Richard Kern, Michael Hilsman, Yarisal + Kublitz Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland, 2014
Art Geneva, Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland, 2014
Yes! But Less (curated by Daria Irincheeva) Apt 16, Newark, 2013
Boneflower, Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland (Solo Exhibition), 2013
CISCO SYSCO SISQO, La Fonda, Rockaway Beach, New York, 2013
Dallas Art Fair, Louis B. James Gallery, Dallas, 2013
TimeIn Initiative Art Auction, Marianne Boesky, New York, 2013
Art Geneva 13, Portraits: Cabinet de Curiosites, Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013
Moon Over Mountain Pass, Trailer Park Proyects, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2013
NADA Miami Beach, Louis B. James, Miami, 2012
The Opposite of Love, Louis B. James, New York (Solo Exhibition) 2012
Un Lugar en la Horoptera, Asociacion Cultural Mediodia Chica, Madrid, Spain, 2012
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, 2012
I Am Who I Am: The Portrait Reconsidered Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, 2011
Hell No! (curated by David Fierman and RJ Supa), St Cecilia's Convent, Brooklyn, 2011
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
Dedalus Foundation MFA Grant Nominee 2011
Artist-in-Residence, Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary, June-July 2009
Visiting Faculty, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan, July-August 2008