Mikey Foster Estes

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

MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY

BFA, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Solo Exhibitions
Private Rainbows, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Other Things That Grow, The Table, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Group Exhibitions
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

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

The Smile Face Museum, Mothership, Woodstock, NY

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

Sous la Moquette/la Moquette, ASHES/ASHES, Los Angeles, CA
Residue, Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Performances and Screenings
“Private Rainbows: A Reading,” Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ
“Untitled Demo,” The Lunchbox, Phoenix, AZ
“Untitled Demo,” Honey’s, Brooklyn, NY
“Untitled Demo,” h0l0, Queens, NY
“Private Rainbows: A Reading,” Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Private Rainbows: A Reading,” Tongue, Taste, Appetite: Issue #3 Launch, TWOFORTY, Brooklyn, NY
“Near, Far, Wherever You Are” (collaboration w/ Patrick Costello and Rebecca Baldwin), h0l0, Queens, NY

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

ART-O-SPHERE, The Icehouse, Phoenix, AZ
SAV Presents: A Night of Film and Video Art, Grant Street Studios, Phoenix, AZ

Collaborative Projects
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

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

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

SOMA Summer, Mexico City, MX

Panels and Lectures
Visiting Artist, Intermedia Practices and Intermedia Performance, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Panelist, ARA 101: Alumni Discussion, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Selected Publications as Author
“Private Rainbows: A Reading,” Tongue, Taste, Appetite: Issue #3, TWOFORTY Publishing, Print

“The Collaborationists at SMoCA,” The Arts Beacon, Online
“Collective Dissent: The SMS Portfolios Shares Hidden Art History at SMoCA,” Phoenix New Times, Print
“The Museum of Walking’s ‘Radius’ Explores Individual and Collective Potential of Walking,” Phoenix New Times, Online
"Postcommodity Retools Mechanisms of Western Culture to Critique Itself at SMoCA," Phoenix New Times, Online
"Angela Ellsworth on Her Ongoing Plural Wife Project, New Work, and the Museum of Walking," Phoenix New Times, Online

"A Brief History of Tempe Art Collective The Paper Knife," Phoenix New Times, Online
"Richard T. Walker Disrupts the Notion of the Sublime at ASU Art Museum in Tempe," Phoenix New Times, Online
“The Table Showcases Photography and Encourages Arts Discussion in Phoenix,” Phoenix New Times, Online

Selected Bibliography
Zachary Small, “Laughter and Tears in Hunter College’s MFA Thesis Show,” Hyperallergic, Online

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

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
Peter Northfelt, “TourKidd webapp release defrosts The Icehouse, DIY community,” The State Press, 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

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

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