Armin Mühsam


Armin Mühsam graduated with a BFA from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany (1994) and with an MFA from Montana State University in Bozeman (1997). Since 2000, he has been teaching at Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, MO, where he is currently Professor of Painting.  Mühsam is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and has been the subject of over fifty solo exhibitions in the United States, Germany, France, Romania, and Hungary. His work has been reviewed and featured in Art Papers and New American Painting.  Mühsam lives and maintains a studio in Kansas City.

Solo Exhibitions

2023 The Elastic Continuum, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2022  Structural Lyricisms – Harvester Arts, Wichita, KS

2021  Staged Presence – Anteroom, Corsicana, TX

2021  Multivariant Causalities – Kunsthaus 7B, Cisnadioara, Romania

2021  Dialectical Transformations – Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

2021  Dissident Formalisms – Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO

2019  Present Hypotheses – Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany

2019  Bilingual Patterns – Goethe Pop Up, Kansas City, MO

2019  Recent Constructs – Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2018  Archipeinture, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Saint Joseph, MO

2016  Thompson Gallery, Furman University, Greenville, SC

2015  Derryberry Gallery, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN

2015  Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY

2014  Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany

2014  St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX

2013  Stadtgalerie Barmstedt, Barmstedt, Germany

2013  Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

2013  Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas, NV

2013  Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

2012  Kunstforum Markert, Hamburg, Germany

2012  Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany

2012  Albright Art, Concord, MA

2012  New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN

2011  Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany

2010  Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany

2010  Albright Art, Concord, MA

2009  Georgetown University, Washington, DC

2009  Contemporary Art Gallery of the Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania

2009  Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

2008  Galerie Lichtpunkt, München, Germany

2008  Quad City Arts Center, Rock Island, IL

2007  Mallin Gallery, Artist's Coalition, Kansas City, MO

2007  MetroLex Gallery, Lexington, KY

2006  Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2006  Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS

2005  Scheffer Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2005  Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

2004  Clark House Gallery, Bangor, ME

2004  Arts Incubator Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2003  Olin Gallery, Roanoke College, Salem, VA

2002  The Arts Center, Orange, VA

2001  Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023  Presence as Object – Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2023  SITE Seeing – Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO

2018  Aici Acolo, Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest, Romania

2018  Rural/Urban, The Volland Store, Alma, KS

2018  Textuality, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2018  SiteParallels, Haw Contemporary Crossroads, Kansas City, MO (details)

2017  Art Paris, Paris, France

2017  Open Wide, Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

2017  Summer Show, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2016 New American Paintings: Midwest Edition, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

2016 Galerie Gourvennec Ogor, Marseille, France

2016 Friendly Footage, Herbert-Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany

2015 Art Paris, Paris, France

2015 You People, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2014 9, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2014 Landscape at the Edge: Contemporary Views, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

2013 ISE NY Art Search 2013, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY

2013 23rd Drawing Connections, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

2013 Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2013 Quietude, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR

2012 Natural/Constructed Spaces, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2012 National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

2012 National Art Premiere, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

2011 4th National Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY

2011 ARCH, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2011 Specific Environments: Landscape as Metaphor, Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, CO

2010 Bel Etage, Ambacher Contemporary, München, Germany

2010 Place, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS

2010 National Juried Competition, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

2010 25th Tallahassee International, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2010 18th National Juried Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

2009 Painting Metabolism, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO

2009 Contemporary Painting, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

2009 Architectural Spaces, The LoDi Project, Raleigh, NC

2008 The Artist’s Choice, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY

2008 A Sense of Place, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2008 Painting as Presence, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

2007 ART FAIR 21, Köln, Germany

2007 Beyond Mimesis, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2007 Ten Views, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO

2006 Urban Landscapes, Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2006 13th Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2006 Cul-de-Sac, Radford Art Museum, Radford, VA

2006 American Landscapes 2006, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

2006 A Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA

2006 City as Nature, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006 American Landscapes, Washington Gallery of Photography, Bethesda, MD

2005 Texas National, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX

2005 39th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Corpus Christi, TX

2005 Border to Border 10, Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN

2005 Town and Country, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

2004 Mois de l’Art Contemporain, Pont Audemer, France

2004 City & Industry, De Vrijplaats Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2004 Biennial Juried Exhibition, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL

2004 10th Great Plains National, Moss-Thorns Gallery, Hays, KS

2003 New Art ’03, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

2003 Realism 2, Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY

2003 Rethinking Landscape, Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA

2003 Print Exchange, Bozeman, MT, Salt Lake City, UT, London, UK, Bristol, UK

2002 Switchyard, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2002 Small Works Landscape Painting, Clark House Gallery, Bangor, ME

2001 ArtCultureNature, Cococino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

2001 American Landscapes 2001, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

2001 Naturlandschaft/Werklandschaft, Internationales Malersymposium, Beratzhausen, Germany

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