1975-77, School of the Art Institute of Chicago BFA
1972-75, Rhode Island School of Design

Selected Exhibitions


"Water Offering" one person show. The Cutting Edge Salon, Sebastopol, Ca.


SAND Conference (Science and Non Duality). San Jose, CA.


theNuewPolitic: Artists Explore. Juried Regional Competition. Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma, CA.


The 100 show, Kitty Hawk Gallery, Sebastopol, CA.


The Real World of Faerie, Life Force Arts Center, Chicago, IL.


1st Annual Spiritual Arts Festival, Life Force Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL.

Emergence of the Divine Feminine, Life Force Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL.


Shari Asher Namaste Center, Laporte, IN.

Michael Zieve and Holly Jackson, Jane Cowley Gallery, St. Joseph, MI.


Winter Show: Blue Dress Farm. St. Joseph, MI.

Students of Joan Taxay Weinger, North Shore Art League, Winnetka, IL.


Sand, Steel and Spirit: Artists Box Project. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.


"Provence: Workshop artists" Purdue University North West, Westville, IN.

"Traveling Artists" Laporte County Public Library System, Laporte IN.


"Provence: Workshop Artists" Purdue University North West, Westville, IN.

"Identity is a dream..." The Hot House Gallery, Chicago, IL.

"Insights" Group Exhibition, Michigan City, City Hall, Michigan City, IN.

"Gaia Gallery Invitational", Gaia Gallery, New Buffalo, MI.


"The Four Seasons" Group Exhibition, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN.


"The Landscape Remembered" drawings and paintings by Michael Zieve, The Dorothea Theil Gallery, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL.

"Four Artists" John G. Blank Center for the Arts


"Then and Now" John G. Blank Center for the Arts, Michigan City IN.

"Group Exhibition" Harbart Gallery, Michigan City, IN.


"Cross Currents" annual juried regional exhibit, John G. Blank Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN


"Art in Chicago 1945-95" Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.


"The Prairie, The Lake and the City" Evanston and Vicinity Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL.


"Urban Concerns; Contemporary Artists look at the City" Evanston Art Center, Evanston IL.


"Artists go to Bat" Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL.


"Then and Now" Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.

"Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity" The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago,IL.


"Chicago;Emerging Visions" The Paine Art Center and Arboretum, Oshkosh, WI.

"Alternative Spaces: A History in Chicago" The Museum of Contemporary Art. Chicago, IL.

"Of Saints and Sinners" Phyllis kind Gallery, Chicago, IL.


"The Big Picture: 20 years of the Abstracted Figure in Chicago Art", Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL.

"Atlas and Odalisque", Randolph St.Gallery, Chicago, IL.

"Six New Gallery Artists" Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL.


"Painting and Sculpture Today" Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN.

"Chicago Now" Brentwood Gallery, ST. Louis, MO.


"Five Artists: Africano, Bramson, Brown, Paschke, Zieve" Centre D' Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

"Young Chicago Artists" Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

"Michael Zieve: Paintings and Drawings" Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago IL.


"Chicago Art Perspective" Navy Pier, Chicago, IL.

"Non Naïve Show" Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL.

"Alter Ego Show" West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago, IL.


Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL.

Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

Lobby - 225 W. Wacker Building, Chicago, IL.

Braur Museum of Art, Valporaiso University, Valparaiso IN.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.

Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL.

Marionjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheaton, IL.

Riverside Hospital, Kankakee, IL.

U. S. Post Office, Rolling Prairie, IN.

Public/Private Mural And Painting Commissions


Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.
Suite of Relief Paintings


Marionjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheaton, IL.
Triptych Painting for Lobby

Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL.
Suite of four paintings.


St. Peters Catholic Church, Laporte, IN. Decorative Painting

Phillips Residence, Deerfield, IL. Mural


Petrus residence, Michigan City, IN. Painting


Riverside Hospital, Kankakee, IL. Paintings


Frank residence, Highland Park, IL. Mural

Knes residence, New Buffalo, MI. Paintings


Alegria Inn, Mendocino, CA. Mural


Glesser residence, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Mural


Cannon Residence, Rolling Prairie, IN. Mural

Wolf Antiques, Laporte, IN. Paintings

Brown residence, Granger, IN. Painting


Petrus residence, Michigan City, IN. Painting

United States Post Office. Rolling Prairie, IN. Wall murals


Matuszak residence, Michigan City, IN. Mural

Swift-Nelson residence, Laporte, IN. Mural


Nitz residence, Sawyer, MI. Mural

Drake Towers, Chicago, IL. Trompe l'oeil


Glass residence, Oak Park, IL. Murals

Korosec residence, Oconomowoc, WI. Mural

Heller residence,Skokie, IL. Murals


Tosoro, Union Pier, MI. Mural

Riviera Gardens, Union Pier, MI. Mural

Gatziolis residence, Glenview, IL. Mural


Dinzole residence, Chicago, IL. Mural

Shapiro Residence, Highland Park, IL. Mural

A.S.I.D. Showhouse, Crown Mansion, Evanston IL. Murals


Sullivan residence, Barrington IL. Trompe l'oeil

Phillipsborne residence, Chicago, IL. Murals


1987 Art Matters Inc. New York, New York



Touch the Earth: Intuitive Art Workshop, Sacred Garden Events, Sebastopol, CA.


Childrens Mandala Workshop, St. Johns Lutheran School, Laporte, IN.


Infinite River-Spontaneous Painting Workshops:

Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN.

Purdue University North Central, Westville, IN.

Zieve Studios, Three Oaks, MI.

Atelier Mur Quaglia, Chicago, IL. (With Mur Quaglia)

Tom Robinson Studio, Chicago,IL.

Silver Creek Farm, Laporte, IN.

Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL.

Flatfile Galleries, Chicago ,IL. (with Mur Quaglia)

Liberation Park, Oak Park, IL. (with Mur Quaglia)


Art Program- Camp Summit, Boot Camp for Juvenile Boys, Laporte, IN.


Safe Harbor Art Program, Mullen Elementary School, Michigan City, IN.


Teaching Demonstrations for Charles MacIntosh Exhibition, Children's Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago

Reviews And Publications

Marcia Porter "A Miral-culous View of Rolling Prairie" The South Bend Tribune, Nov. 20, 1998 Section D7
Catalogue, "Art In Chicago 1945-1996 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1996
Dan Cameron, "Blunt Subjects: The Paintings of Mike Zieve" Arts Magazine, Sept. 1991
Michael Bonesteel,"Prairie, Lake, City, a wide range of art" Pioneer Press Newspapers, March 15,1990
Michael Bonesteel, "Life in the City is not so Pretty" Pioneer Press Newspapers, March 3, 1988
Catalogue, "Artists go to bat" Chicago Cubs Wives Charities, 1986
L.J. Douglass, "A Message in the Darkness" The New Art Examiner, June 1984 p.12
Catalogue, "The Big Picture:20 years of the abstracted figure in Chicago Art", Hyde park Art Center, Chicago, IL.1983
Mark Michael Leonhart, "It's Root, Root, Root for the Home Team" The New Art Examiner Feb. 1983 p.22
Christopher Lyon, "Hyde Park show fuels interest in Figurative Art" Chicago Sun Times, Jan.1983 p. 22
Ann Morgan "Mike Zieve" Art International May/June 1982 p.96
Christopher Lyon, "The Importance of Being Tasteless" Chicago Reader May 14, 1982 Sec. 1, p. 36
Leon Regan Upshaw, "Painting in Chicago" Portfolio Magazine May/June 1982 p.62
Mark Michael Leonhart, "Mike Zieve" Flash Art , May 1982 p.52
Michael Bonesteel, "Mike Zieve" Art in America, April 1982 p.151
William C. Dawe, "Michael Zieve", The New Art Examiner, Feb. 1982
Alan Artner, "Expressionism rides in on 80's Wave of Interest", Chicago Tribune, Oct. 18 1981, Sec. 6-p.13
Kathi Norklun, "Narrative Naïve Painting from Chicago" Artweek, August 1981,vol. 12 p.25
Harold Hayden, "Non Naïve Show" Chicago Sun Times, Feb. 15 1980 p.70
Mark Michael Leonhart, "Non Naïve Show" The New Art Examiner, Feb.13, 1980 p.16
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