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.


Musuem Shows

Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA, 54th Haggin Juried Exhibition, August 2006

Farmington Museum, New Mexico Art Association, NM, National Juried Art Show, May 2005

Juried Exhibitions

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.


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