Mingering Mike

Biography

Born in Washington D.C in 1950.

From 1968 to 1977, Mingering Mike “released” more than fifty fictive albums, managed several of his own record labels, and played for imaginary sold-out concerts all over the world.


Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2009
Mingering Mike: Prints and New Work, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.

2007
Mingering Mike: The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.

2005
Mingering Mike, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, N.C.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2012
Yeah We Friends and Shit, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY  
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl,Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC (originating venue)
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Institute of Contempoary Art/Boston, Boston, MA

2009
MANIFESTHOPE:DC, Washington, D.C.

2008
Liverpool Biennial, The Bluecoat

2007
Rightfully Yours, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto


Press Archive

2008
Washington City Paper
Underground Culture From All Parts of the World (Japan)
BIDOUN
Het PAROOL (Amsterdam)
vlaze.com (video interviews)
The Washington Post - Express
The Austin Chronicle

2007
The Onion
Trois Couleurs
The Washington Post
The New Yorker
Anthem
The Washington Post EXPRESS
LA City Beat
Wax Poetics (Fall 2004)
The Washington City Paper
HARP Magazine
Playboy Online
PRI - Studio 360
HELIOmag - Part Two
WFMU - The Speakeasy
NPR - Day To Day
The Guardian - UK
HELIOmag - Part One
The Morning News
Daily Candy
Yahoo! Picks
Spin


The New York Times (2004)
BOMB Magazine
Entertainment Weekly
Tokion
Folk Art Magazine
The Fader


News Archive

June 2009
06.14 Prints on exhibit in DC through August 15th

April 2009
04.04 Japanese edition of Mingering book available now!

March 2009
03.30 Mingering Obama (new albums!)

December 2008
12.03 Mingering Mike signed limited edition prints now available!

October 2008
10.21 Mingering Mike goes to Liverpool!

June 2008
06.21 The Store is Open!
06.21 11 Tracks Now on eMusic!!
06.16 Mingering Mike Soul Mix!