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Michael Goldberg (1924-2007)


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Untitled, 1952
oil on canvas
14" x 14", signed and dated

Still Life with Onion Rolls, 1956
oil and tape on canvas
74" x 76", signed and dated

Dune House I, 1958
oil on canvas
60 1/2" x 54 1/4"
signed and dated

Untitled, 1963
oil on canvas
60" x 52", signed and dated
 

Patent Blue II, 1971
aluminum pigment and alkyd spray on multi-panel canvas
120" x 120" unframed
signed and dated

Untitled (21/74-DWG), 1974
watercolor on Dremel drilled paper
15" x 14", signed and dated

Untitled (6/76-NY), 1976
bronze powder with alkyd spray on canvas
74" x 83"

Untitled (32/76-DWG), 1976
charcoal and watercolor on Dremel drilled paper
14" x 15 3/8", signed and dated

Untitled (5/85-NY), 1985
oil and oil stick on canvas
90 x 74 inches / 228.6 x 188 cm
signed and dated

Adorazione Dei Magi (Adoration of the Magi), 1992
oil, pastel and paper collage with string on canvas
89 5/8 x 61 1/2 inches, signed and dated

The Widow's Lament in Springtime, 1998
oil and oil stick on canvas
81 1/4 x 85 3/4 inches / 206.4 x 217.8 cm
signed and dated

Untitled (4/00-S), 2000
oil and oil stick on canvas
56 5/8 x 53 1/2

Old Man and Death, 2001
oil and oil stick on canvas
86 3/4" x 81 1/2", signed and dated

Knossos, 2007
oil and oil stick on canvas
83" x 74 1/2", signed and dated


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Artist Information

Born Sylvan Irwin Goldberg in 1924 and raised in the Bronx, Michael Goldberg (American, 1924-2007) began taking Saturday art classes at the Art Students League in 1938. A gifted student who read Lautréamont, Baudelaire, and Nerval, in 1939 Goldberg finished high school at the age of fourteen and enrolled in City College. He soon found New York’s jazz scene to be a far more compelling environment, and he began skipping classes to frequent the Harlem jazz clubs near campus. Goldberg’s love of jazz would become a lifelong passion and a key component to his approach to composition in his paintings. From 1940 to 1942, like many of the leading artists of the New York School, Goldberg studied with Hans Hofmann. In 1943, he put his pursuit of painting on hold and enlisted in the US Army. Serving in North Africa, Burma, and India, Goldberg received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star before being discharged in 1946. After his service, he traveled and worked in Venezuela before returning to the United States, settling back into New York City, and resuming studies at the Art Students League and Hofmann’s school.

Living downtown and frequenting the Cedar Bar, Goldberg befriended many of the artists of the New York School. In 1951, his work was included in the groundbreaking Ninth Street Show, co-organized by Leo Castelli, Conrad Marca-Relli, and the Eighth Street Club, and featuring the work of—among others—Hofmann, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Franz Kline. In 1953, the Tibor de Nagy Gallery gave Goldberg his first solo exhibition, but it was not until the late 1950s, when Martha Jackson Gallery began representing him, that his work gained widespread recognition. In 1960, he collaborated with close friend and poet Frank O’Hara on Odes, a book of poems and prints; in 1961, he spent time as a visiting artist at the University of California Berkeley; and in 1962, Mark Rothko gave Goldberg his spacious studio on the Lower Eastside at 222 Bowery, which Goldberg later bought. In 1969, he met artist Lynn Umlauf;

they married ten years later, and both began teaching shortly thereafter at the School of Visual Arts. Goldberg remained on staff at SVA until his death. In the 1980s, he and Umlauf began spending long periods of time in Tuscany, during which Goldberg would frequently drive to Siena and spend part of an afternoon looking at the frescoes and paintings that dominate the city. These excursions were vital to Goldberg, who conceived of painting as a dialogue—with artists who had come before him as well as with contemporary artists and viewers. Like the artist himself, Goldberg’s paintings continue to invite anyone interested to share the boundless passion their creator had for art and conversation.

Michael Goldberg died of a heart attack on December 31, 2007 in Manhattan, amid a resurgent interest in his work.

With international prominence, his work appears in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Modern Art, Jerusalem; Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

His work was recently the subject of a major exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida (September 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014). Abstraction Over Time: The Paintings of Michael Goldberg, curated by Marcelle Polednik, was accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with essays by Marcelle Polednik, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Karen Wilkin and a statement by Irving Sandler.

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery is proud to share representation of the Michael Goldberg Estate with Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles.

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Academy Art Museum, Eastern, Maryland
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Ball State University Art Museum, Muncie, Indiana
Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama
Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin
Boise Art Museum, Idaho
The Brooklyn Museum, New York
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Lawrence H. Bloedel Collection of American Art
Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi
Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, Jerusalem, Israel
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Museum of Modern Western Art, Tokyo, Japan
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Helen Forsman Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
University of Buffalo, Anderson Gallery, New York.
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
The Jane Voorhees Zimmareli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

1953
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

1956
Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY

1958
Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY

1960
Kantor Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1961
Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago, IL

1963
Galerie Anderson-Mayer, Paris, France
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1964
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1966
New Paintings: Michael Goldberg, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY

1971
Paley & Lowe Gallery, New York, NY

1972
Paley & Lowe Gallery, New York, NY

1973
Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
Ghent Gallery, Norfolk, VA
Paley & Lowe Gallery, New York, NY

1975
Cunningham-Ward Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Hecate, Paris, France

1976
Cunningham-Ward Gallery, New York, NY

1977
Clocktower, New York, NY
Galerie Denise René, New York, NY

1978
Galerie December, Düsseldorf, Germany
Galerie Loyse von Oppenheim, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Sonnabend, Paris, France
Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1979
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA

1980
Galerie Art in Progress, Düsseldorf, Germany
Galerie Artline, Den Haag, Holland
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY

1981
Adam L. Gimbel Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
Loeb Galerie, Bern, CH
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY

1982
L.A. Louver, Venice, Italy
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy

1983
Baruch College, New York, NY
Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Young-Hofmann Gallery, Chicago, IL

1984
Galleria Nadia Bassanese, Trieste, Italy
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Michael Goldberg: Major Paintings of the Fifties, Vanderwoude Tannanbaum Gallery, New York, NY

1985
Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Michael Goldberg: Major Paintings of the Sixties, Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Colby College, Waterville, ME
Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY

1987
Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY

1988
Galleria Claudia Nastuzzo, Salo, Italy
Michael Goldberg: Detwiller Visiting Artist, Lafayette College Gallery, Easton, PA
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy

1989
CompassRose, Chicago, IL
Galerie Stalke, Copenhagen, Denmark

1990
CompassRose, Chicago, IL
Michael Goldberg: Paintings of the 50s, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
Turchetto/Plurima, Milan, Italy
Michael Goldberg: Paintings of the 50s, Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY
Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark

1991
Michael Goldberg: Arbeiten auf Papier, Bilder, Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
Michael Goldberg, Galerie Lauter, Mannheim, Germany
La Memoria Dell Antico: Pittura Michael Goldberg, Palazzo Communale, Venzone, Italy
Michael Goldberg, Turchetto/Plurima, Milan, Italy

1992
Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY
Gallerie Lauter, Manheim, Germany
Michael Goldberg: Paintings 1960–1993, Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

1993
Michael Goldberg: Recent Paintings, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Goldberg: Swans Mate for Life, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, NY
Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
Michael Goldberg, Turchetto/Plurima,  Milan, Italy
Michael Goldberg, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark

1994
Michael Goldberg: New Paintings, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
Michael Goldberg: Selected Paintings, 1951–1961, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Goldberg: Recent Paintings, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark

1996
Michael Goldberg, Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
Michael Goldberg: New Paintings, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Goldberg: New Paintings and Works on Paper, Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
Michael Goldberg: Paintings from 1994–1996, Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy

1997
Michael Goldberg, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998
Michael Goldberg: New York, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999
Michael Goldberg: Paintings, Drawings, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
Michael Goldberg: Paintings of the 1960s, Manny Silverman Gallery,Los Angeles, CA
Michael Goldberg: Untitled, lavori su carta, 1962/1999, Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy; Galleria
Aam Architettura e Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy
Michael Goldberg, Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy

2000
Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
Michael Goldberg: Disegni e Quadri Recenti da Spannocchia, Galleria Miralli, Viterbo, Italy
Galerie Weinberger, Copenhagen Denmark

2001
Michael Goldberg: opera su tela e su carta, 2000–2001, Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
Michael Goldberg, Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy

2003
Michael Goldberg, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Michael Goldberg Over the Moon: Paintings 2000–2002, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles,  CA; Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
Michael Goldberg: dipinti 2002–2003, Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy

2004
Michael Goldberg, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
Marc de Puechredon, Basel, Switzerland
Michael Goldberg, Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy

2006
Michael Goldberg, Libreria Sopra Tuttolibri, La Vera Croce, Prato, Italy
Michael Goldberg, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Michael Goldberg: Gemälde und Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Biedermann, München, Germany
Michael Goldberg: New Paintings and Drawings, Knoedler & Company, New York, NY
Michael Goldberg, Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
Michael Goldberg, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Michael Goldberg: New Paintings and Works on Paper, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008
Ode to Ode to Michael Goldberg, University of Buffalo Anderson Gallery, New York, NY
Michael Goldberg: 1924–2007, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
Michael Goldberg: The Red Paintings 1962 –1963, Knoedler & Company, New York, NY
Michael Goldberg: Selected Works 1972-2004, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Perpetual Motion: Michael Goldberg, California State University, Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
Michael Goldberg, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark
Omaggio a Michael Goldberg, Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy

2015
Michael Goldberg: Making His Mark, Paintings and Drawings, 1985-2005, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2018
Michael Goldberg: End to End, The 1950s & 2000s, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Michael Goldberg: A Tribute, Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
 

 


 

1951
Ninth Street Show, New York, NY

1952
Stable Gallery, New York, NY
Tanager Gallery, New York, NY

1953
Stable Gallery, New York, NY
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY

1954
Stable Gallery, New York, NY

1955
Stable Gallery, New York, NY
U.S. Painting: Some Recent Directions, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Vanguard 1955, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

1956
The Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY
Four Younger Artists, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
Stable Gallery, New York, NY

1957
Fourth Annual International Art Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Stable Gallery, New York, NY
Young America 1957: Thirty American Painters and Sculptors Under 35, Whitney Museum of     American Art, New York, NY

1958
The 1958 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary
Painting and Sculpture, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, PA
Gimpel Fils, London, England
The Enormous Room, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Gutai 9, Osaka Festival, Osaka, Japan
Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1959
Six Young Americans, Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Documenta II, Kassel, Germany
Ten Painters and Sculptors, The Fifth Säo Paulo Biennale, Brazil
Turin Art Festival, Torino, Italy

1960
Contemporary American Painting, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, OH
Invitational Annual, Jane Street Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Painting, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
Robert Keene Gallery, Southampton, NY
Sixty American Paintings, 1960: Abstract Expressionism of the Fifties, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Michael Goldberg and Alfred Leslie, Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago, IL

1961
The Visitors, Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA
The Internationals, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Contemporary American Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1962
Annoncent L’Ouverture D La, Galerie Anderson-Meyer, Paris, France
The Arts Around Us, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

1963
Survey of American Paintings, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
Eleven Americans: New Acquisitions, Painting International, Martha Jackson Gallery,
New York, NY
Salon Galeries Pilotes, Musée Cantonal Beaux-Arts,Lausanne, France
Hans Hofmann and His Students, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1965
International Art '65–'66, American Art Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Inform and Interpret, American Federation of the Arts, New York, NY
Figuration, Sale, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1966
13th Annual, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
American Landscape, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

1967
Annual Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1968
Six Painters from Martha Jackson, Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, TX
Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1969
Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Tenants of Sam Wapnowitz, Star Turtle Gallery, New York, NY

1970
Bykert Gallery, New York, NY
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

1971
Paley & Lowe Gallery, New York, NY

1972
Paley & Lowe Gallery, New York, NY

1973
Center for Contemporary Art, Cincinnati, OH
Studio la Città, Verona, Italy
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1974
Works on Paper, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

1975
Art Acquisitions 1974-1975, Griffiths Art Center Gallery, Saint Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Works on Paper: 1947–1975, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, NY

1976
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Rooms, P.S.1,New York, NY
Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1977
Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Michael Goldberg Drawings, Galerie Denise Rene, New York, NY
G. Mollet-Vieville/J.P. Najar, Paris, France
Galerie Loyse von Oppenheim, Eleven Artis a New York, Geneva, Switzerland 
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1978
Artist's Space, New York, NY
Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Studio la Città, Verona, Italy
Five New York Artists, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY

1979
Adler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Painting: Five Views—Lynda Benglis, Michael Goldberg, Judith Murray, Lucio Pozzi, Lynn Umlauf, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Patterson College, Wayne, NJ
New York Now, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

1980
Builder und Zeichnungen 1975 – 1979, Galerie Art in Progress, Dusseldorf, Germany
Selections from the Collection of Dr. Milton Brutten & Dr. Helen Herrick, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Patterson College of New Jersey, Wayne, NJ
Gathering of the Avant-Garde – Lower East Side 1948 – 1970, Henry Street Settlement –   Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY
The Fifties: Aspects of Painting in New York, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1981
4 x 7 from the Vogel Collection, Ben Shahn Gallery William Patterson College of New Jersey, Wayne, NJ

1982
Group Show, Galerie Plurima, Udine, Italy
The Gelco Collection” Gelco Corporation, Eden Prairie, MN
20th Anniversary Exhibition of The Vogel Collection, Brainer Gallery, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
Recent Trends in Collecting – 20th Century Painting & Sculpture From The National Museum of   American Art, Washington DC
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
Studio la Città, Verona, Italy

1983
Paintings and Sculpture by Candidates for Art Awards, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
Selections From The Collection Of Robert Vogel, Swen Parson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, IL
8 Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Rapids, IA
Michael Goldberg/Lynn Umlauf, Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1984
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Michael Goldberg/Richards Ruben Paintings Since 1970, Baruch College, New York, NY
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
The Bronx Celebrates Vito Acconci, Michael Goldberg, Al Held, Alfred Leslie, Larry Rivers, Ann Sperry, George Superman, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY
Action/Precision: The New Direction in New York, 1955–60, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA; Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY

1985
Painting as Landscape, Baxter Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA: The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
1 + 1 = 2, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, New York, NY
Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Abstract Painting Redefined, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY; Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA; Bucknell University   Center Gallery, Lewisburg, PA;  Fine Arts Center Gallery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY;  Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas At Austin, Austin, TX; Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
Queens Museum, Flushing, NY
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, NY
Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, “Major Paintings of the 60’s”, New York, NY
Washburn Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Art from Two Continents, Bruce Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Abstract Painting Redefined, The Fine Art Center Gallery – SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
Drawings, Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
Drawings From The Collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, University of Arkansas, Little Rock,  AR

1987
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Bette Stoller Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Camino Real, “The Art of Abstract Painting”, Boca Raton, FL
Post Abstract Expressionism, Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY

1988
6 Abstract Paintings, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, NY

1989
Abstract Expression: Paintings 1950–60, Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY
Mono Types from Garner Tullis, Zolla – Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1990
Drawings, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

1991
Private Stories, Anderson Gallery Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Poets and Painters Collaborations, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, NY
Spring/Summer Exhibition. Part One: Painters, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
Monotypes Eseguiti Nel Laboratorio Di Garner Tullis a New York, Galerie Plurima, Milan, Italy
Abstract Americans: 1940s–1960s,Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY
Paper: Abstractions of the 1950s & 1960s, Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY

1992
Recent Acquisitions and Donations, BoCA Museum, Boca Raton, FL
Group Exhibition, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Inaugural Exhibition, TennisportArts, Long Island City, NY

1993
Collage and Assemblage Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
Works on Paper by Gallery Artists, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
The Usual Suspects, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The League at the Cape, Part 2—Invitation of Contemporary Well-Known Artists, Museum   Galleries of the Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA
29th Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

1994
46th Annual American Academy Purchase Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Abstraction: A Tradition of Collecting in Miami, Center of the Fine Arts, Miami, FL
Gallery Artists, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
Works on Paper Group Exhibition, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Jean Outland Chrysler Collection of Abstract Expressionist Paintings, Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA
New York–Providence: The 50's Connection, Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA

1995
Group Exhibition, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
Air-conditioned Abstraction All Summer Long, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996
American Art Today: Images from Abroad, The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Pictures of the United States: Abstract Expressionist Paintings, Centro Culturale Arte Contemporanea, Mexico City, Mexico

1997
Annual Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
An Exhibition of Works by Curators of the Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1998   
Twentieth Century American Drawings from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR;  Sunrise Museums, Charleston, WV;  Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL;  Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN;  Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Boise Museum of Art, Boise, ID;  Mobile Museum of Art, AL; Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX;  Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX:  Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE;  Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
The Forty-fifth Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907–1998, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1999
National Drawing Invitational (7th Biennial), Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Abstraction A Tradition of Collecting in Miami, Center for Fine Arts, Miami, FL
O'Hara, Bluhm and Goldberg: un poeta e due pittori a new york degli anni '50, Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea di Palazzo Rocca, Livorno, Italy
The Forty-fifth Biennial: The Corcoran Collects, 1907–1998, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Historically Speaking, UAM: 25 Years of Excellence University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2000    
Grey Art Gallery, Rudy Burckhardt and Friends: New York Artists of the 1950's and 60's, New York University, New York, NY

2001
Michael Goldberg, Paolo Patelli, Galleria Plurima, Udine, Italy
Abstract Expressionism: Expanding the Canon, Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY
The Stamp of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist Prints, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA;  The Cleveland Art Museum, Cleveland, OH;  Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX;  Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwest University, Evanston, IL

2002
New Year New York New Work, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
The Most Difficult Journey: The Poindexter Collections of American Modernist Painting, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Friends: Works from The Lois Orswell Collection, Knoedler & Company, New York, NY

2004 Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Group Show, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY
30 Years Galerie Biederman, Biedermann Gallery, Münich, Germany
Baume, Galerie Biederman, Munich, Germany

2005
New York School: Another View, Opalka Gallery, The Sage Colleges, Albany, NY

2006
Elements of Abstraction: In Stillness, Trumbull Butler Art Museum, Youngstown, OH
10 Opere Su Carta: Emilio Vedova, Michael Goldberg, Arte Contemporanea, Andrea Vicenza, Italy

2007
Künstlerpaare, Gallerie Grashey,Konstanz, Germany
Grand Gestures, The Gordon F. Hampton Collection, University Art Museum California State University, Long Beach, CA
Carlo Ciussi, Michael Goldberg, Paolo Patelli, Plurima Gallery, Udine, Italy

2008
Goldberg / Umlauf, St. Peter's Cultural Church, Lübeck, Germany
Dorothy & Herbert Vogel Collection – Fifty Works for Fifty States, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

2010
It’s a Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Selected Works by Gallery Artists, Knoedler & Co., New York, NY
…On Paper, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2011
The Incomparable Gallerist – Martha Jackson, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Abstract Expressionism: Reloading the Canon, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2012
Ronald Bladen in Context, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Review, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY
INsite/INchelsea The Inaugural Exhibition, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY

2013
Abstract Expressionism / In Context: Seymour Lipton, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY
Anthony Caro and Michael Goldberg, Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark
Offices of Ambassador Rufus Gifford, United States Embassy, Denmark

2014
Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
It’s What You Do With What You View”: Selections from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, UB Anderson Gallery, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

2015
On the Front Lines: Military Veterans at The Art Students League of New York, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY
A Few Days, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

2016
It's Not Your Nature, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

2017
Why Draw? 500 Years of Drawings and Watercolors at Bowdoin College, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Sitting Still, Bravinlee programs, New York, NY

2018      
State of Excellence: Treasures from Florida Private Collections, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
Celebrating 50 Years of the US Open Championships, United States Tennis Association (USTA) President’s Suite, Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows, NY