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Born in New York,NY


1974 New School for Social Research studied with Walter Kendra
1975 New School for Social Research studied with John B. Dobbs
1976 New School for Social Research studied with Benny Andrews
1977 New School for Social Research studied with Benny Andrews
1978 New School for Social Research independent study
1972 Syracuse University BFA

Selected Post degree art training

1973 Rhodes Island School of Design Graduate School
1976 WNET Television and Film Training School
1972 Lehman College New York
1988 State University of New York Puchase. New York
1987 Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop

Summer Education

2000 Arts Students League at Vermont Academy studied with Hughie Lee Smith, Mahler Ryder, Ben Delaney, Al Hollingworth, Valerie Maynard and John Torres
2001 University of Ghana, West Africa
2002 Guadalajara University, Guadalajara Mexico
2003 Ecole de Beaux Art, Fountainbleau, France (Damroach scholarship)

Solo Exhibitions

2004 "The Chocolate Hip Hop Exhibit" Lord Van Gallery Chelsea NYC
2003 "The Chocolate Show"The Metropolitan Pavilion NYC
2002"Jazz and Blues"Happy Dog Gallery Piermont, New York
2001"Endangered Species"Joseph I Lubin Art Gallery NYC
2000"Arts for Brainerd"The Brainerd Heritage Fund Manhattan Town Hall
1998"United Nations Exhbition" Ghanian Embassy NYC
1997"Eat, Drink, Man,Woman the art show"Lubin House Gallery NYC
1997"Hunger and Thrist "Brooklyn Brewery Gallery NYC
1972 "Hunger and Thrist"Lubin House Gallery NYC
1994"Jazz Series 2"Metropolis Cafe Gallery NYC
1994"What you say GIRLFRIEND series" Langston Hughes Library NY
1995"Art of Michael Singletary"Main Street Gallery N. Rochelle NY
1995"Les Nues Noires"series Reza Namazi Gallery Soho NY
1994"Michael J.Singletary"Seraphim Gallery Tenafly New Jesrsey
1993"The Black Nude"Main Street Gallery New Rochelle Gallery NY
1993"Jazz"The Hudson River Museum Yonkers NY
1993"Jazz"Victoria Franklin Gallery Brooklyn NY
1993"Jazz"LTD Gallery Soho New York
1993"Black History: M. Singletary" PEPSI COLA Headquarters Somers
1993"Michael J. Singletary"ACBAW Gallery Mount Vernon NY
1993"Feeding the Pidgeons"St John Cathedral Church Gallery NYC
1993"Feeding the Pidgeons"8 Bond Street Gallery NYC
1992"Singletary" Yale University A.A.Students Art exhibit Yale University
1992"Feeding the Pigeons Series" Tusbaki Gallery Soho NYC
1992"Jazz and Nancy Wilson" Aaron Davis Hall Art Gallery NY
1992"Jazz Raz Za Ma Tazz"WBGO Gallery Newark New Jersey
1992"Michael J. Singletary"Keepsake Gallery Newark New Jersey
1992"Michael J. Singletary" Baruch College NY
1990"The Jazz Series"112 Greene Street Gallery Soho, NYC
1990"Jazz Prints"Dalcour Fine Arts and Collectibles Soho, NYC
1990"Song and Dance"Bridge Gallery White Plains New York
1990"Painting Etc. 1990"Mercy College Dobbs Ferry New York
1990"Michael Singletary"Iona College New Rochelle , New York
1990"The Heritage Show"New York University NYC
1990"Paintings from Mo Better Blues" Victoria Franklin Gallery Bylyn
1990"Black Image"Avon Products Inc. Rye New York
1990"Feeding the Pidgeons" series Norma Jean Smiley Gallery NYC
1990"Painting Etc"Maher Hall Gallery Mercy College NY
1989"Michael Singletary"Gallery 50 Bridgeton, New Jersey
1989"Michael Singletary"new art Francis Laterman Gallery NYC
1989"Rhythmic Visions"Pyramid Gallery Soho NY
1989"Art of Michael J. Singletary" Atelier Gallery Buffalo New York
1987"Michael J. Singletary"Mayor's Gallery Washington D.C.
1984"The Humanimals series"Alain Bilhaud Gallery Soho, NYC
1983"The Humanimals series"Cicchinelli Gallery NYC
1983"The Humanimals series"U.S. Federal Court House NYC
1983"Michael J. Singletary's animals" Alain Bilhaud Gallery Soho NY
1982"The Humanimals series"Kenco Gallery Nyack New York

Group Exhibitions

2004 "National Black Art Show" Martha Henry Gallery NYC
2004 "Seeing Jazz: A tribute to Master Artists" Russ Berrie Pavilion and Countee Cullen Library/ Gallery
2004 "Swing, Bebop to Hip Hop" Essie Green Gallery, New York
2003 "Art of the Plate " American Craft Museum
2003 " JVC Jazz Art Exhibit" Atelier Art Gallery NYC
2003 "Rhythm, Color & Harmony" Savacou Art Gallery NYC
2003 "Jazz Show" Jazz Gallery NYC
2003 "Exhibition of the Masters" C. Virginia Field Borough Pres Gallery
2001 "Black Face/Whiteface" Lew Allen Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico
2001 "The Politics of Racism" Fire Patrol No.5 Art Gallery NYC
2001 "Buying time Nourishing Excellence" Sothebys NYC
2000 "Hair" Northern Westchester Art Center
2000 "Harlem Week-from bebop" Fire patrol #5 Gallery Harlem NYC
2000 "National Black Art Show" Puck Bldg NYC
2000 "Family Tales" Pelham Art Center Pelham NY
1999 "To Honor Don Pullen" Jazz Museum NYC
1972 "Third World " Lucia Chen Art GallerySoho NY
1973 "Words and Images" Reader's Digest Art Gallery Chappaqua NY
1997 "Art Show" Simply Art Gallery Bklyn
1996 "Black American Perspective" Mt Kisco Art Center N.Y.
1996 "Art Auction" Westchester Council for the Art Neiman Marcus
1996 "Tribute to Sax Players" Jazz Gallery NYC
1996 "Children Art Ball" Liberty State Park New Jersey
1995 "Black Art Show" Emerging Collector Gallery NY
1995 "African American Art" Simply Art Gallery Bklyn
1995 "Fantasy" Choate House Gallery Pace University Pleasantville
1995 "Fantasy" Rye Art Center Rye NY
1994 "City Life" Pelham Art Center Pelham NY
1994 "Harlem Dowling Benefit" Sotheby's
1994 "1st Annual Collectors and Artists" Clinton Hill Simply Art Gallery
1993 "Group Representations" Francis Laterman Art Salon NY
2000 "Conversations Between Cultures" Readers Digest Gallery
1993 "Images from the Spirit" Gutman Gallery Greenburgh Conn
1993 "Conversations Between Cultures" Kraft Food Inc Gallery W. Plains
1992 "Words and Images" Readers Digest Art Gallery
1992 "William S. Paley Collection" Sotheby
1992 "Daughters Show" Ted Gallery Albany New York
1992 "In the Spirit" N. Salem Vineyard Gallery N. Salem NY
1992 "Jazz of Michael J. Singletary" Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville
1992 "Group" Looks like me Gallery Portland Oregon
1992 "Very Special Arts" Art Extravanganza Baton Rouge, La
1996 "Arts and Entertainment Alliance" Brooke Alexandra Gallery Soho
1991 "Back St. Gallery" auction Newark Museum Newark N.J.
1991 "The Color of Jazz and Blues" w/Miles Davis art Rye Art Center Rye
1991 "Jazz art:Beardon, Tolbert, Singletary" Art Entertainment Alliance NY
1990 "Humanistic Icon" Bayly Art Museum Charlottesville Virginia
1990 "Humanistic Icon" New York Academy of Art
1990 "Humanistic Icon" Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art Wichita, Kansas
1990 "Printmaker's Show" Kent State University
1990 "Expression in Black Art" American Express Gallery NYC
1989 "City Life" Pelham Art Center Pelham, New York
1989 "Dogmatic" (Lowell Nesbitt curator) Ted Galery Albany New York
1989 "Westchester Artist" (curated by Romare Bearden) Hudson River Museum
1989 "Printmakers Show" Flushing Art Gallery NY
1989 "Atlanta Life 9th Annual" Atlanta Life Lobby Atrium Atlanta Ga.
1989 "Genesis" ACBAW Gallery Mt. Vernon, New York
1989 "Women Center. Art Show and Auction" Kenkelba Gallery NYC
1989 "Printmakers Show" Flushing Art Gallery Flushing N.Y.
1989 "Black American Art" Mayor's Art Gallery Stamford Conn.
1989 "Printmakers" Bedford Stuyvesant Center for the Arts and Culture, Brooklyn New York
1989 "Blazzen" Ennis Francis Gallery The Pow Wow Group NYC
1989 "Expression" 100 Black Women Organization Stamford Conn.
1988 "New Artist" Adept Museum Mt. Vernon N.Y.
1988 "Frame of Mind" Harlem Renaissance Gallery NYC
1988 "Black Art Show" Savacou Gallery NYC
1987 "Apartheid Defined" ACBAW Gallery Mt. Vernon NY
1987 "Art Auction" B. Smith Art Gallery NYC
1987 "Coming Back Home" Folk Art Museum Syracuse New York
1986 "Nzingha Society auction" Park Plaza Gallery NYC
1986 "Art" Kuros Gallery Madison Ave NYC
1986 "Juried" 1st prize Bridgeport Museum of Art and Science Bridgeport Conn.
1985 "Art show" Gallery of Western Art Washington D.C.
1985 " American Arts" Nueberger Museum of Art Purchase NY
1985 "Bronx Artists" Bronx Museum of the Arts Bronx NY
1984 "Black Art" Smith Mason Gallery Washington D.C.
1982 "Whitney Counterweight3 Exhbition" Alain Bilhaud Gallery Soho NY
1982 "Westchester Arts" Museum of Arts and Science Bridgeport Conn
1981 "Art Exhibit" M.A.R.C. Gallery New York
1975 "New York Realities" Cicchinelli Art Gallery NYC
1970 "All Praises Due" Harlem Studio Museum NYC
1970-80 Many art exhibits in throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe including exhibits at the University of Guadalajara (mural drawings),Vermont, Fountainbleau and Paris and throughout many universities in the U.S. including University of Illinois, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Syracuse University, Boston University and the University of Vermont , University of New Hampshire and Darthmouth. Galleries including the Gallery of Western art Washington D,C. State office buildings in Keene, New Hampshire, Harlem, White Plains, Stamford Conn. Yonkers New York City. etc.


U.S. Library of Congress collection,

William S. Paley (Chairman - CBS) collection,

Phylicia Rashad collection,

Don King collection,

Debbie Allen collection,

Arthur Mitchell collection,

Gregory Generet and Tamara Dobson collection,

Noel Frackman collection,

Dizzy Gillespie collection,

Larry Tisch collection,

Katherine Dunham collection,

JoeDumar collection,

Artur Mitchell collection,

Kim Alexiscollection,

Arthur Thompson jazz collection,

Bruce Hopewell collection,

Richhard Lieblner Collection,

Bernard King collection and other private collections.

Teaching experiences

1989-90 Sarah Lawrence College Gallery School Bronxville New York
1972 Artist in the School Program- Council for the Arts InWestchester
2000 Art teacher: at the Metropolitan Museuam of Art (Closisters)master teacher.
Art teacher: at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Hospital Audiences, Hudson River Museum, YWCA (Yonders), ACBAW Gallery (Mt. Vernon), Mount Vernon Board of Education and Wiltwyck School for boys
1996 Art teacher: New York City Bd of Education and the Bronx Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art (3 for the Arts programs) and the Kelly Street Creativ Arts Center (SouthBronx), Olatunji Center for African culture,


Panelist: 5 Annual African Voices Magazine Cultural Conference 2004

Keynote speaker at the U.S, Department of Labor AfricanAmerican Black History month Celebration Feb 18,1999 "High Achievements of Leadership past and present"

NY Foundation of the Arts Common ground Art Conference 1989

Arts Advisory Committee "Beyond the Big Apple " Conference 1988

Art advisory committee for the art council of Rockland/Westchester 1988

Iona College, New Rochelle 1988

Syracuse University Syracuse N.Y. 1987

Hampton University, Hampton Virginia 1987

Arts and Entertainment Alliances NYC. 1988

American Cancer Society "dual Careers" 1988

Barauch College NYC 1988

Pepsi Cola 1993

Society of African American MBAs "Collecting Black Art" 1993

100 Black Women Stamford Conn.

Artist in residence at the Arts and Humanities conference at Kiamesha Lake 1973

Media Coverage and Bibliography

2004 BET Nightly News "The Chocolate Hip Hop Art" (April 22)
2004 Gotham Magazine "Seeing is Believing" (April issue)
2004 Westchester Suburban News Arts & Culture "Art-i-sun" (April 25)
2004   Phat Literature Literary TV Meet the Artist and Writers
2002 The Journal News "Remembering the Losses.." (May 26)
2001 The Journal News "Gaining insight on Impressionist" (June 28)
2000 WNET 13 "The Jazz Painter:Michael J. Singletary " Metro Arts
2001 The Journal News Lifestyle "Art work with an ear for jazz" (Jan 30)
1998  Collecting African American Art Crown Press Publishing
1997 Art Insights "Bkyln. Cable Interview" Python Channel (Oct)
1997 American Visions Magazine "Portfolio" (Aug issue)
1996 Gannett Newspaers "Portrait of an artist at work" (Dec 1)
1996   The Village Newspaper Volume 65 #30 (Jan 3)
1996 Manhattan Cable "Black Media/Plight of Black Art" (May 5)
1996 Manhattan Cable "Looking for Exposure for Black Arts" (May 25)
1995 CNN News "Black Male Show controversy" (Feb 27)
1995  NBC News Interview with Don Johnson (Blk Art/Male) (Feb 26)
1995 Newsday Magazine- Letters "Black Male or Black Mail" written by Michael J. Singletary (Nov 23)
1993 Gannett Suburban "An unusual new exhibit..black nudes" (May16)
1993 Gannett Suburban "Images at Gutman gallery" (Jan 15)
1994 Amsterdam News "Jazz painter host." (May 7)
1992 New York Times "Behind every.hangs a bit of art history" Feb 23)
1992  Westchester Cable Art news African American Art Expression (Feb)
1992 N.J. Cable Lace Production "Art of Singletary"
1992 Kiro Films (Tokyo)"The Jazz Painter" documentary of the jazz series of Michael J. Singletary
1992 Amsterdam News "Nancy Wilson..Max Roach host." (Nov. 28)
1992 The Star Ledger "A Break from realism" (June 22)
1991 New York Daily News "The Art of Basketball" (Sept 24)
1991 The Artist Magazine Artist Life:"A master of improvisation" (March)
1991 Soap Opera Digest Inside Track: Singletary: "GL Gets Jazzy" (June)
1991 United Visions "the Black History Minute" Jocelyn Brown producer
1990 OWN WAY (Japan) "M.Singletary:Jazz" (Autumn issue)
1990 Charlottesville Press "Soho comes to the Bayly" (March 20)
1990 WDMC Featured Artist State of the Art Show
1990 Gannett Westchester Newspapers "All that Jazz" (June 29)
1990 Washington Post "Spike Lee's Blues.." art shown (Aug 3)
1990 Syracuse Record "Blue Note" (Dec issue)
1990 New York Amsterdam News "Dizzey and Singletary" (April 21 1990)
1989 New York Times "Visions of Communal life in 2 shows" (July 30)
1989 Emerge Magazine "Fine Art and Collectible" (Oct issue)
1989 The Press (Bridgeton) "..Gallery host renowned artist.." (Feb12)
1989  Decor Magazine (November 1989)
1988 New York Magazine "Ruth recommends: In and around town" (Feb)
1988   New York Daily News Art Scene (Feb)
1988 WPIX TV Best Talk in town "Black Artist/White Gallery"
1988 Gannett Westchester News "The Great Pumpkins" (Sunday Oct 30)
1988 New York Amsterdam News "Singletary lectures..Collectors" (Feb 20)
1987 WPIX TV Best Talk in Town "If my fiends could see me now"
1987   Gannett Suburban Sunday Magazine Cover Story Year in Review (Jan)
1987 Daily Argus News "Art ties that bind" (July)
1987 Equal Opportunity Magazine (Urban League)"To paint or not to Paint" Winter issue
1987 Westchester Suburban People Sunday Magazine Cover Story: "Year in Review" special issue (January)
1987 New York Newsday "Men who Cook" (July)
1987 Daily Argus (Mt. Vernon) "Art Ties that Bind" (July)
1986 EBONY MAGAZINE "Creative Marriage" (July issue)
1986 Suburban People (Gannett) "Sharing the Love of Art" (Sept 28)
1986 Westchester Suburban People Magazine Cover Story "Painting Partners" (September)
1986 Syracuse Record "Singletary Lectures" (Septmeber)
1986 EBONY Magazine "Creative marriage" (July)
1986 WTOP TV The Panarama Show "interviewing Michael Singletary"
1986 Gannett Sunday Magazine Cover Story "Painting Partners" (Sept)
1986 Syracuse Record "Singletary Lectures" (September)
1985 WSYR 6:00 News "New York Painter comes home"
1981 Black Art International Quarterly Magazine "Profile Michael Singletary" vol 3 & 4 (Jan)
1972  250 years of Afro-American Art- An Annoted Bibliography Lynn Moody Igoe R.R. Bowker Company 1981
1973  Afro-American Artists Boston Public Library Publishing Cedar Press
1969  New York Times (Feb)

Honors and Awards

2004 U.S, Library of Congress Collection "Cottonfield Blues" print
2003 American Craft Museum Selected finalist for the "Art of the Plate" Dixie Georgia-Pacific inc
2000 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting
1989 Original Member of the POW WOW GROUP: a consortium of internationally known premier black artists: David Hammons, H. Glenn Bennett, Arthur Coppedge, Adger Cowans, Ray Grist, George Mingo, Tyrone Mitchell, Charles Searles, Michael J. Singletary and Luther Vann
1988 Visiting Artist Award Printmaker Workshop
1987 Mayor Proclamation from the District of Columbia "Singletary Day"
1974 Artist in residence Bronx Museum
1973 Artist in residence Studio Museum in Harlem
1971 Damrosch Scholarship; Fountainebleau Music and Fine Arts Conservatoire, France for painting td>