copyright 2016




b. 1984, Los Angeles.
Lives and works in New York.


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

100 Little Deaths, BravinLee Programs, New York, 2012

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

Big Little Man, Galleria Glance, Turin, Italy (Solo Exhibition) 2012

I Am Who I Am: The Portrait Reconsidered Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, 2011

A Line of Souls and a few Words from the Holy (curated by Guillermo Creus), Fortress To Solitude, Brooklyn, 2011

College Art Association MFA Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, 2011

Temporary Antumbra Zone, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, 2011

Hell No! (curated by David Louis Fierman and RJ Supa), St Cecilia's Convent, Brooklyn, 2011

Artists Around Me (curated by APT SHOW)| 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.

Arte Mondadori (Italy) "Hilsman, Nature Morte e masachere mostruse su grandi tele,", pg. 132, March 2012.

La Stampa Newspaper (Italy) "Piccolo Grande Uomo da tenere Da'Occhio," Renato Rizzo, pg 77, February 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.


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