Resume and Exhibitions
Michael Joshua Witenstein specializes in portraits and figurative paintings.
His art has been exhibited in museums in California and New Mexico, in juried shows accross the country and in solo exhibits in eleven states. His New York debut was at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea in 2005. Works by Witenstein are owned by collectors, Hollywood insiders, writers and businesses. He is a member of the Portrait Society of America.
Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA, 54th Haggin Juried Exhibition, August 2006
Farmington Museum, New Mexico Art Association, NM, National Juried Art Show, May 2005
Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO, Convergence: Ways of Seeing, November 2007
Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NB, 9th Annual Faces International, March 2007
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, Multiple Choice Juried Exhibit, February 2007
MPA Gallery, St. Paul, MN, 25th Anniversary Gala Exhibition, January 2007
JCC Gallery, St. Paul, MN, Solo Exhibition, October 2006
Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NB. 8th AnnualRealism International, February 2006
Morro Bay Art Association, Morro Bay, CA, Central Coast Fine Art Competition, August 2005
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, NY, Chelsea Global Showcase Winner, August 2005
South Cobb Art Alliance, Atlanta, GA, 18th Annual Juried Exhibition, July 2005
Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, TX, National Juried Art Competition, March 2005
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, NY, Opening, March 2005
Caladan Gallery, Beverly, MA, Landscapes of the Mind, January 2005
Education and Training
Witenstein began his art studies as a child at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and took art classes whenever they were available in school. He earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Witenstein has found that studying master works in museums and personal experimentation are the best teachers.