Mikey Foster Estes


Born 1991, Park Ridge, IL
Lives and works in Tempe, AZ

Education
2018
MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY

2016
SOMA Summer International Residency Program, SOMA, Mexico City, MX

2014
BFA, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Solo Exhibitions
2018
Private Rainbows, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015
Other Things That Grow, The Table, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
Best Foot Forward, RIT City Art Space, Rochester, NY (forthcoming)
Constructed/Deconstructed, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
In the Blink of an Eye, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ

2018
All Eyes, Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
PHX ART NOW II, Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ
MFA Thesis Exhibition Part I, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York, NY
Voice at the Table, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, NY

2017
Wait, What? Yes, 15 Orchard Street, New York, NY

2016
The Smile Face Museum, Mothership, Woodstock, NY

2015
Distilled in the Desert, Grant Street Studios, Phoenix, AZ
Desert Wild, Rhetorical Galleries, Phoenix, AZ
SO HOT RIGHT NOW, Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Transcend.t, Maus Hábitos, Porto, PT

2014
Sous la Moquette/la Moquette, ASHES/ASHES, Los Angeles, CA
Residue, Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Sort of Sacred, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ

2013
Hot and Heavy, ASU Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ
Slippery Slope, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Concrete Matters, Bragg’s Pie Factory, Phoenix, AZ
Transient States, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ

2012
All Art Arizona, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ
Television Show, First Studio, Phoenix, AZ
In Stitches, ASU Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ
Confluence of the Uncanny and Mundane, ASU Northlight Gallery, Tempe, AZ
Tall to Small, Tempe Historical Museum, Tempe, AZ
Apparatus Sculptoris, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Performances and Screenings
2019
Sun Sounds, Babycastles, New York, NY
“Power Off,” PhxArt: CityScape 2018, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2018
“Private Rainbows: A Reading,” Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; TWOFORTY, Brooklyn, NY
“Untitled Demo,” The Lunchbox, Phoenix, AZ; Honey’s, Brooklyn, NY; h0l0, Queens, NY
“Near, Far, Wherever You Are” (collaboration w/ Patrick Costello and Rebecca Baldwin), h0l0, Queens, NY

2015
“Procession of a Houseplant,” Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
De’Lunula Screeners 2: Revenge is Unnecessary, The Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ

2014
ART-O-SPHERE, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ
SAV Presents: A Night of Film and Video Art, Grant Street Studios, Phoenix, AZ
Faire Quotidian, ASU Hayden Lawn, Tempe, AZ

Collaborative Projects
2016
Welcome (collaboration w/ Giles Thackway and The Bakery Social Club), The Bakery, Brooklyn, NY
“Arm Around You: Karaoke Confessional” (collaboration w/ Deanna Erdmann), SOMA, Mexico City, MX

2015
“YOUNGSTUD” (collaboration w/ J.S. Aurelius), The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ

2014
Soirée in the Garden (collaboration w/ Abigail Lynch), The Sandlot, Phoenix, AZ

Bibliography
2019
Lynn Trimble, “Here’s Your Guide to July Third Friday in Metro Phoenix,” Phoenix New Times, Online
Lynn Trimble, “Everything You Need to Know About Art Detour 2019 in Phoenix,” Phoenix New Times, Online
Lynn Trimble, “Your Guide to March’s Third Friday in Phoenix,” Phoenix New Times, Online

2018
Lynn Trimble, “Here’s Your Guide to December Third Friday in Phoenix,” Phoenix New Times, Online
“Art & Life with Mikey Foster Estes,” VoyagePhoenix, Online
Zachary Small, “Laughter and Tears in Hunter College’s MFA Thesis Show,” Hyperallergic, Online

2016
Allison Meier, “A 1980s Art Experiment on an NYC Pier,” Hyperallergic, Online

2015
Jeff Chabot, “Desert Wild at Rhetorical Galleries,” The Arts Beacon, Online
Lynn Trimble, “The Best Art We Saw in Downtown Phoenix on First Friday, August 7,” Phoenix New Times, Online
Lynn Trimble, “5 Art Shows to See in Downtown Phoenix on Third Friday, July 17,” Phoenix New Times, Online
Peter Northfelt, “TourKidd webapp release defrosts The Icehouse, DIY community,” The State Press, Online

2014
Glenn Burnsilver, “The Leftovers,” Phoenix New Times, Online Evie Carpenter, "10 Must-See Art Exhibitions in Metro Phoenix This Fall," Phoenix New Times, Online
Becky Bartkowski, "Tempe Artist Mikey Estes: 100 Creatives," Phoenix New Times, Online
Katrina Montgomery, “Soirée in the Garden Features Mikey Estes and Abigail Lynch in Pop-Up Exhibition at The Sandlot,” Phoenix New Times, Online

2013
Catherine Calderon, "Students, faculty create Queer Up in response to Man Up ASU," The State Press, Online
Alicia Eler, "The Slippery Slope of Perspective," Hyperallergic, Online

Awards and Fellowships
2017
Graduate Exhibition Fellowship, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY

2016
Cisneros Scholarship, Hunter College, New York, NY
Joan Lazarus Exhibition Fellowship, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY

2013
Windgate Foundation Scholarship, Arizona State Universtiy, Tempe, AZ

2012
Special Talent Award, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ