Michael Hafftka

Michael Hafftka's art is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, and other museums in the United States and around the world. In 1986 his work was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Housatonic Museum of Art, Connecticut, mounted a major retrospective of his large paintings in 2005 with a monograph by Professor Sam Hunter, curator of the Jewish Museum. Yeshiva University Museum at the Center For Jewish History presented a comprehensive show of old and new works in 2009. Hafftka’s series of Kabbalah Zohar paintings were shown at the Mizel Center for the Arts, Denver, Colorado in 2010. Chapman University, Orange, CA, mounted a solo show of Hafftka Aleph-Bet, which is in the Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection, in 2012. Hafftka has been collaborating with poets and writers, most notably William Gass and Tom Sleigh, which were published in The Yale Review and Blackbird. Hafftka’s work has been written about extensively by art historian and curator Professor Sam Hunter, Princeton, and John Caldwell NYT critic and SFMOMA curator.

Hafftka lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. 

 

Public Collections

Museum of Modern art, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Brooklyn Museum, New York
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
New York Public Library Collection, New York San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtThe Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, TX Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY Central High School, Philadelphia, PA

Chapman University's Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, Orange, CA
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX

Art Museum of S. Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
University Museum at Texas State University, Houston, Tx

One-Person Exhibitions

2015 Georges Berges Gallery, New York, NY
2012 V audeville Park, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University, Orange, CA 2009-10 Mizel Center for the Arts and culture, Denver, Co
2009 Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY
2004-5 Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
2002 Cobble Hill Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
1999 Aberbach Fine Art, New York
1998 Louis Dijkstra Kunsthandel, Antwerp, Belgium
1996 Louis Dijkstra Kunsthandel, Waalwijk, Holland
1996 Louis Dijkstra Kunsthandel, Antwerp, Belgium
1995 Louis Dijkstra Kunsthandel, Waalwijk, Holland
1992 Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
1991 Aberbach Fine Art, New York
1991 David Aberbach Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1990 Aberbach Fine Art, New York, NY
1990 Aberbach Fine Art, Art Cologne, Germany
1988 PS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1987 Dilaurenti Gallery, New York
1987 Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1987 Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
1987 Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, California
1986 Louis Dijkstra Kunsthandel, Waalwijk, Holland
1986 Rosa Esman Gallery, New York
1986 Yares Gallery, Scottsdale Arizona
1984 Rosa Esman Gallery, New York

1984 Louis Dijkstra Kunsthandel, Waalwijk, Holland

1984 Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, P A 1984 H.F. Manes Gallery, New York
1983 Art Galaxy, New York
1982 Gotham Book Mart Gallery, New York