Mike Childs

born Toronto, Canada

Lives in New York City

Solo and 2 Person Exhibitions

2023 "Surpassing Structure" with James Isherwood, Susan Eley Fine Art, Hudson NY

2021 "A SIDE/B SIDE" David Richard Gallery, NY

2021 "Painting Works", ChaShaMa, NY

2020  "The Journey" David Richard Gallery, NY

curated by David Eichholtz

2018 "100 Words" , Wave Hill, NY

curated by Jennifer McGregor

2017 Unbuilt - Built, Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn NY

2014 Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

2010 RHV Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Lesley Heller, viewing room, New York

2008 Heidi Cho Gallery, Solo show, New York

2006 Lesley Heller Gallery, Solo show, NY

2005 "Cue Art Foundation" ,Solo Show, NY

Curated by Cameron Martin

2000 Books and Company, NY

1993 Ed Video Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario

Group Exhibitions

2023 "Pulse Chromatic" Three person show of the Streaming collective, Mike Childs, Melissa Staiger and Deanna Lee, Peep Space, Tarrytown NY.

2023  Flat Files, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn NY, curated by Joe Arnheim

2023 "Self-Reflection/Rehash: Practicing Uncertainty"  Longwood Gallery, Bronx NY,         curated by Sophia Chizuco

2021 "Finding our Way", 3 Person show, Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich CT

2021 "Formation", 5 Person show, Spartanburg Museum , SC

2021 "Streaming collective", 8 Artists small works show, Stand 4 Gallery, New York.

2021 "Hard Edge", 3 Person show, Bronx River Art Center, New York.

2020 "Streaming collective", 8 Artists working on paper. Online, New York.

2020 "Speaking Through Masks", ABC No Rio online, NY, NY 

2020 Dreams money can buy Avalanche Art Space, Great Barrington, MA

2019 Haas Contemporary, Reveal Art Fair, Saratoga Springs, NY

2019 Pierogi 2000, Flat Files, New York

curated by Joe Armrhein

2019 Bronx Art Space, Benefit, New York

2018 Robert Henry Contemporary, 2 Person show with Nancy Cohen

"A Quiet Place", Brooklyn NY

2018 “Open Door” The Clemente Gallery, New York

2017 Robert Henry Contemporary, Miami Pulse booth.

2017 “The Reality Of Abstraction” , Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of

Bridgeport, Curated by Peter Konsterlie

2014 “PreterNatural Selections” Leclerc Contemporary, CT

Curated by Robert Hubany

2012 “Small Truths”, L.I.C. 15 Gallery, Queens NY

Curated by Joel Adas.

2012 “2 Abstract”, Hudson Beach Glass, Beacon NY, two person show

with Patricia Zarate, curated by Kirsten Kucer

2010 Group Booth, RHV Fine Art, Affordable Art Fair, New York.

2010 "abstrACTION", Artswestchester, Whiteplains NY, curated by Dara Meyers-Kingsley.

2007 3rd Rail Gallery, Three person show, New Rochelle, NY

“Urbane space” Curated Peter Brauch

2006 Six Windows, Citicorp Building, New York

2005 Artek Contemporaries, Group Show, New York

“Urban Legends” curated by Kathleen Cullen

2003 Brooklyn Fireproof, Group Show, Brooklyn, NY

“Arch + texture” curated by Samantha Dorfman

2002 ALJIRA, Group Show, Newark, NJ

“Dancing in the Dark” curated by Calvin Reid

2002 City Without Walls, Group Show, Newark, NJ

“Analog/Digital, curated by Samantha Dorfman

2001 Howard House, Group Show, Seattle, WA

“Architecture and Painting”, curated by Billy Howard

2001 Walden, Michael Childs and Collin Keefe, New York, NY

“(un)Planned”, curated by Robert Walden

1999 Gale Gates Gallery, Group Show, Brooklyn, NY

“Size Matters” curated by Mike Wise

1999 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, UP AND COMING, New York, NY

“Up and Coming” curated by Bill Carol

1998 Barret Art Center, Group Show, Poughkeepsie, NY

“New Directions”, curated by Eugenie Tsai Of the Whitney Museum, NYC

1997 Stephanie Martz Gallery, Group Show, New York

curated by Stephanie Martz

1996 CHARAS, New York.

1995 Dumbo Artists Group, Group Show, Brooklyn, NY

“68 J”


University of Guelph, Canada, Bachelor of Fine Arts 1989

Florida State University, Master of Fine Arts 1994

Public Art Projects

2008 New York Public Library, Site Specific piece, New York

2004 Nurture Art at Citicorp, Group Show, New York

“Six Windows”, sight specific works, organized by Malin Abrahanson and

Mike Childs


2021 Pollock - Krasner Foundation Grant 

2002 Pollock - Krasner Foundation Grant

Award for one year of studio work

1995 Project Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Award for studio work

1993 Florence Study Award, Florida State University

Award for studio work, study and teaching in Florence, Italy

Selected Reviews

Etty Yaniv, Art Spiel Review of"Streaming" at Stand 4, 2021

David Rhodes. Brooklyn Rail Review of "Mike Childs: The Journey" David Richard Gallery 2020.

"Mike Childs: The Journey" Artdaily, David Richard Gallery, 2020 

Interview at Wave Hill, Bronx Net TV, 2019

“Unbuilt / built” Arthaps, 2017.

“Structural Tendencies” Artdaily, 2014.

“Structural Tendencies” by Paul Corio, Abstractcritical, 2014

Roberta Smith, Review of Cue Foundation of Art show, The New York Times, January 16th 2006.

Review of the Cue Art Foundation, The New Yorker January 16th. 2006

Review of Dancing in the Dark at ALJIRA, The Journal News, June 2, 2003.

Holland Cotter, Listing, "Urban Legends" ARTEX Gallery, New York Times, January 15, 2005.

Review of Elizabeth Harris, UP AND COMING, NY Magazine, Summer, 1999.

Mike Childs work is in privet collections in New York and Toronto. He was also recently included in corporate collections at The Domain Companies in the south Bronx and in residential buildings in New Rochelle NY via Indie Walls.