Mikey Foster Estes


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

Education
2018
MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY

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
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

Selected Performances and Screenings
2018
“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

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

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

Residencies
2016
SOMA Summer, Mexico City, MX

Panels and Lectures
2018
Visiting Artist, Intermedia Practices and Intermedia Performance, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2014
Panelist, ARA 101: Alumni Discussion, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Selected Publications as Author
2018
“Private Rainbows: A Reading,” Tongue, Taste, Appetite: Issue #3, TWOFORTY Publishing, Print

2015
“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

2014
"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
2018
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
Peter Northfelt, “TourKidd webapp release defrosts The Icehouse, DIY community,” The State Press, Online

2014
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
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