EDUCATION


1996 Masters of Fine Arts, Université de Paris I/Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris (France)
1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal (QC)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2021   When There is no Art to see, Art sees You, Super Bien, Berlin, (DE)

2020  The Some of All Things, La galerie du TOHU, Montréal, (QC)
2019 
The Object as Evidence, SL Gallery, New York City, (NY)
2018 
The Gift of Oblivion, Galerie Diagonale, Montreal
2016  Either/And, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, (NY)
2015  Black Period, L’OEil de Poisson, Quebec, (QC)
2014  The Origin of Ideas, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto, (ON)
           Austerity Measures, Le Lieu, Quebec, (QC)
2013  The Origin of Ideas, galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montreal, (QC)
2012  The last of the last of the last, Centre Plein sud, Longueuil (QC)
2010  Even When Bombs Are Gone, Parisian Laundry, Montreal (QC)
2009  Throw Genre, Darling Foundry, Montreal (QC)
2008  The Debris Field, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal (QC)
          The Event Horizon, EXPRESSION, Centre d'exposition de Saint-Hyacinthe (QC)

2006  Speed Giants, Centre d'exposition CIRCA, Montreal (QC)
2004  Faits divers, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal (QC)
           Avancer dans le brouillard, (Sweet Dreams), Musée nationale de beaux-arts du Québec, (QC)
2003  Sweet Dreams, Centre des arts actuels SKOL, Montreal (QC)
1999  Stand Up to Be Discontinued, Galerie Clark, Montreal (QC)
1998  Trompe le monde, Optica, Montreal (QC)
          Recent Work, Carl Davis Gallery, Ottawa (ON)
1996  Real Real Gone, Gallery Samuel Lallouz, Montreal (QC)
          Self, Hôpital Éphémère, Paris (France)
1995  Une cartographie inachevée, Quartier Éphémère, Montreal (QC)
          Ouvrez le panthéon, Le Centre Colombier, Rennes (France)
1994  Devenir-imperceptible, Galerie AXENÉO-7 Art Contemporain, Hull (QC)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2021 Salvific, Musée d’art de Joliette, (QC)

          ABSTRAKSHN, Galerie Patrick Mikhail, Montréal (QC)

          Galeries Weekend, Galerie Patrick Mikhail, Montréal (QC)

2020  SPRING/BREAK Art Show, The Infinite Gyre, New York City, (NY)
2019  Objects in an Embassy, the Golden Square Mile, Montreal, (QC)
2018  Où allons-nous?, Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec, (QC)
2017  La chose en soi, Musée Régionale de Rimouski, (QC)
          Making their Mark, 100 Bogartr Street Gallery, Brooklyn, (NY)
2016 Black and white and r(e)ad all over, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, (NY)
          Other worlds, other stories, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.
2015 Dyphthong, Shirley Fiterman Gallery, New York, (NY)
          Art Souterrain, Complexe des Ailes, Montreal, (QC)
          Formats X, library Formats, invitation-Sophie Jodin, Montreal, (QC)
2013 GAE 2013, galerie antoine ertaskiran, Montreal, (QC)
2012 Art Histories, VOX, centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal (QC)
2011 Dessin à dessein, Galerie Lilian Rodriguez, Montreal (QC)
2010 Expansion, La galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (QC)
         Ces artistes qui impriment, The National Library of Quebec, Montreal (QC)
         The National Biennale of Sculpture, St-Jean-Port-Jolie (QC)
2009 Toronto International Art Fair, Parisian Laundry, Toronto (ON)
2008 Québec Gold, Reims (France)
2006 The National Biennale of Contemporary Sculpture, Trois-Rivières (QC)
         Treehouse, Galerie Liane and Danny Taran, Montreal (QC)
         Mots perdus, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal (QC)
         Mots perdus, The Bridge Art Fair, Miami (USA)
         Utopies à vendre, Centre d'exposition CIRCA, Montreal (QC)
         Jumelages : L’ESPACE et son double, travelling exhibition, Montreal (QC)
2005 L’écho des limbes, Gallery Leonard and Bina Ellen, Montreal (QC)
         Toronto International Art Fair, Special project invitation, Solo Spaces, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Toronto (ON)
2003 La triennale de la relève québécoise, Marché Bonsecours, Montréal (QC)
2002 Ultra vide, Fonderie Darling, Montreal (QC)
1998 Nouvelle collection du prêt d’oeuvres d’art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec (QC)
         Artifice, Saidye Bronfman Gallery, Montreal (QC)
         Les bricolos, Centre Clark, Montreal (QC)
1997 La relève, Hôpital éphémère, Paris (France)
         Panique au faubourg, exhibition in situ, Faubourg des Récollets, Montreal (QC)
         En cause, BRANCUSI, Gallery AXENÉO-7, Hull (QC)
         Loans collection exhibition, National Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec (QC)
         ARCO 97, representation at the contemporary art fair, Madrid (Spain)
         Exhibition of small format works, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal (QC)
1996 Petite impertinence, Cité des arts, Paris (France)
         The drawings and maquettes of sculptors, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal (QC)
1995 40e Salon de Montrouge, Paris (France)


GRANTS, PRIZES


Grant: (type A), The Quebec Arts Council 2014, 2011, 2007, 2005, 2004,
Grant: (type A), The Canada Council 2009, 2007, 2019,
Finalist for the Louis-Comtois Award for Montreal mid-career artist in 2009
Grant: Maison de la culture du Monde, Paris (France) 1997
Grant: Ministry of Culture France (D.A.I.) 1997
Grant: (type B), The Quebec Arts Council 2002, 1998, 1996, 1994
Grant: Quebec Ministry of International Affairs 1995


RESIDENCIES

 

Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany (2021)
NARS, (New York Art Residency and Studio Foundation), USA (2015)
RU Residency Brooklyn, NY, USA (2015)
Residence and studio offered by the city of Rennes (France)
Residence and studio offered by l’Hôpital Éphémère, Paris (France)


BIBLIOGRAPHY


2020  Spring/Break Art Show, NYC, ARTnews, 3mars
           Art Observed, New York: Spring/Break NYC, 6mars
           Cool Hunting, Authentic, Imaginative Immersion at Spring/Break Art Show, 2020, 11 mars
           Observer, Lack of Excess Makes Spring/Break This Season’s Best Fair, 5 mars
2019  Katie Hector, When the Artist Speaks, Art Spiel, October 29
2018  James D. Campbell, The Gift of Oblivion, Whitehot Magazine, November
2017  Marie-Eve Charron, La vie secrète des objets, Le Devoir, 19 août
2016  Cynthia Fecteau, Michael A. Robinson, Black Period, ETC Media, 107
2015  Anne Pilorget, L’art vidé de tout propos, Vie des arts 238 2013 Equal to my own equation, Monograph, Plein Sud, Longueuil, Quebec
          Texts by André Paré and Marcel Blouin, Artist book, 116 p.
          Marie-Eve Charron, La compacité du vide, Le Devoir, May 18

          Marius Tanasescu, Una cosa mentale, ETC Montreal, No. 99
          Normand Babin, Lumière sur les idées lumineuses, Montéalistment.blogspot.ca, May 19
          Anne Pilorget, L’attrait du vide, Espace Sculpture, December

2012 Anja Bock, Art histories, Art Papers, July
2010 VOIR Télé-Québec, L’art contemporain sous terre, March 3
2009 Jérome Delgado, Affronter la scène, Le Devoir, March 28
          Peter Dubé, Michael A. Robinson: Throw Genre, C Magazine 103
2008 Jérome Delgado, Premiers champs de couleur, Le Devoir, January 12
2007  Samuel Gaudreau-Lalande, Autour des errances, ETC Montreal, No. 78
2006  Treehouse, Galerie Liane et Danny Taran, Montreal, Quebec
          Peter Dubé, L’écho des limbes, ESSE arts + opinions
          Jean-Michel Ross, Jumelages: La sculpture dédoublée, ESPACE sculpture No. 75.
          James D. Campbell, White Rabbit, Black Hole, ETC Montreal, No. 73, March-May
2005 James D. Campbell, Put yourself in my shoes!, ESPACE sculpture No. 71
          James D. Campbell, Michael A. Robinson, Canadian Art, Vol 22, Spring
2004  Nicolas Mavrikakis, Michael A. Robinson: Atomes crochus, Le Voir, September 30
           Isa Tousignant, Various Exhibition Essentials, Hour, September 30
          Jérome Delgado, Aux quatre vents, La Presse, October 10
          Bernard Lamarche, Michael A. Robinson at Pierre-François Ouellette, Le Devoir, October 9
2003 Joan Rzadkiewicz, Elective Medicine, ETC Montreal, No. 63
          Nicolas Mavrikakis, Nuit Blanche, Le Voir, Montreal, May 1-7
          Caroline Andrieux, Ultra Vide, ETC Montréal, No. 61, March-May
2002 Jérome Delgado, Heureuse Renaissance, La Presse, July 22
1998  André-L. Paré, Michael A. Robinson, Parachute, No. 92, Oct-Dec.1998, pp. 47-48
          John K. Grande, Intertwining (Landscape, Technology, Issues, Artists), Black Rose
          Books, Montreal, New York, London, 1998 (pp.149-151)
          Bernard Lamarche, Panique en la demeure, Le Devoir, Montreal, June 14, 1997, p.B11
          Stéphane Aquin, Zone Art, Le Voir, Montreal, June 1997, Vol.11, No.25
          John K. Grande, Real Real Gone, ESPACE sculpture No. 39, spring 1997, Montreal
1996 Bernard Lamarche, Real Real Gone, Le Devoir, Montreal, November 16, 1996, B11
          David Liss, The Gazette (Montreal), January 20
          André-L. Paré, Michael A. Robinson : Attention Fragile, ESPACE sculpture No.32, Summer


EXHIBITION CATALOGUES


2016 Interdire, susciter, combattre, La prise de risque en création, UQAM, (QC)

2013 Equal to my own equation, Artist’s monograph, Plein Sud, Longueuil, (QC)
2010 Ces artistes qui impriment, The National Library of Quebec, Montreal, (QC)
2008 Québec Gold, Reims, (France)
2006 The National Biennale of Contemporary Sculpture, Trois-Rivières, (QC)
2005 L’écho des limbes, Galerie Leonard and Bina Ellen, Montreal, (QC)
2004 Avancer dans le brouillard, The National Museum of Fine Arts, Quebec, (QC)
2002 Ultra vide, Fonderie Darling, Montreal, (QC)


COLLECTIONS

 

National Museum of Fine Arts (permanent collection), Quebec (QC) National Museum of Fine Arts (Art loans collection), Quebec (QC) Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal (QC) Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa (ON) Carleton University, Ottawa (ON)