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
Mingering Mike: Prints and New Work, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
Mingering Mike: The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
Mingering Mike, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Selected Group Exhibitions
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
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
MANIFESTHOPE:DC, Washington, D.C.
Liverpool Biennial, The Bluecoat
Rightfully Yours, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto
Washington City Paper
Underground Culture From All Parts of the World (Japan)
Het PAROOL (Amsterdam)
vlaze.com (video interviews)
The Washington Post - Express
The Austin Chronicle
The Washington Post
The New Yorker
The Washington Post EXPRESS
LA City Beat
Wax Poetics (Fall 2004)
The Washington City Paper
PRI - Studio 360
HELIOmag - Part Two
WFMU - The Speakeasy
NPR - Day To Day
The Guardian - UK
HELIOmag - Part One
The Morning News
The New York Times (2004)
Folk Art Magazine
06.14 Prints on exhibit in DC through August 15th
04.04 Japanese edition of Mingering book available now!
03.30 Mingering Obama (new albums!)
12.03 Mingering Mike signed limited edition prints now available!
10.21 Mingering Mike goes to Liverpool!
06.21 The Store is Open!
06.21 11 Tracks Now on eMusic!!
06.16 Mingering Mike Soul Mix!