Inka Essenhigh received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992 from Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, OH, and her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1994 from School of Visual Arts in New York, NY.Read More
Recent solo exhibitions include Inka Essenhigh: A Fine Line, Virginia Musuem of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA; Between Worlds, Frist Center, Nashville, TN; Stars and Flowers, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO; Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, NY; Columbus College of Art & Design, Canzani Center, Columbus, OH; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; and Pace Prints, New York, NY.
Recent group exhibitions include Belief in Giants, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Dead Among The Dead!, Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland; Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy;Introductions, La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY; Eden, éden, Galerie Torri, Paris, France, curated by Timothée Chaillou; The Ukrainian Diaspora: Women Artists 1908-2015, The Ukrainian Museum, New York, NY; Painters NYC, Páramo Galeria, Guadalajara, Mexico, traveled to Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (MUPO); Disturbing Innocence, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; Sargent's Daughters, Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY; The Golden Ass, Blindarte Contemporanea, Naples, Italy; Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality, Victoria Miro, London, England; Pivot Points: 15 Years & Counting, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, FL; Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, traveled to Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada; Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary, Canada; and_The Sound of Painting_, Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin, Italy.
Her work is included in the permanent collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, North Miami, FL; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Tate Modern, London, England; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Essenhigh lives and works in New York, NY.
Text courtesy Miles McEnery Gallery.
Inka Essenhigh — to suggest an artist who exemplifies this more open attitude — seems like many of her generation, immune to anxieties related to fusing abstraction with figuration. But her inaugural exhibition at Miles McEnery this spring reveals an even greater level of freedom and invention, a freedom that resonates unapologetically with all...
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