Michael Newhall – Painting

Michael has taught art and Buddhism at Naropa University, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and other universities in the Midwest. His works can be found in a number of public and private collections.

Professional Activities:

  • 2004-Jikoji Zen Center, Resident Teacher
  • 1989-02 Naropa Institute, Continuing Education, Summer Program, Boulder, CO; instructor: watercolor, figure drawing, figure painting, meditation practicum, meditation forms and history
  • 2000-02 Anderson Ranch Art Center; instructor, sumi brush painting, meditation
  • 1997-99 Marpa & Associates, Boulder, CO; landscape design, model-making, illustration
  • 1995-98 Naropa Institute, Visual Art Department, Boulder CO; instructor: figure drawing, painting


  • 1987 Wisconsin Arts Board Project Grant, Sculpture
  • 1985 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, Painting
  • 1984 Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI, Painting
  • 1982 Frederick J. Foster Traveling Fellowship Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 1981 Robert Rice Jenkins Memorial Prize, The Art Institute of Chicago Print and Multiple Exhibition
  • 1981-82 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Scholarship Awards
  • One-Person Exhibitions:
  • 2016 Enso Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA
  • 2015 Grohmann Museum, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2001 Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2000 Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2000 San Francisco Zen Center Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA