Born: 1972, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

EDUCATION

2004:  Master of Fine Art, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
1996:  Bachelor of Fine Art, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania,                                                  Kutztown, PA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015:  Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA
             Art Space Gallery, Harrisburg Area Community College East Campus,                                Lancaster, PA
2012:  Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA
2011:  Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA
2006:  Artists’ House, Philadelphia, PA
2005:  Lynden Gallery, Elizabethtown, PA
2003:  Artists’ House, Philadelphia, PA
2002:  Artists’ House, Philadelphia, PA
2001:  YorkArts, York, PA
1999:  The Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

GROUP EXHIBTIONS

2016:  “Upstream and Down: The Susquehanna”, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes College, 
                   Wilkes Barre, PA
            “LVC Reimagined: Transformative Architecture, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery,                      Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
2015:  “Exhibition 280”, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV (catalog)
            “Art of the State 2015”, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
2014:  “Inspired Landscape”, Oxford Arts Alliance, Oxford, PA (catalog)
            “The First Thirty”, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA
2013:  “From Observation: An Invitational”, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA
            “The Susquehanna: River and Inspiration", Lancaster Museum of Art,                                      Lancaster, PA
2012:  “Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery,                          Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
             “New Summer Art”, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE
             “Landscapes”, UD@Crane, Philadelphia, PA
             “Small Works Prelude (also 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05)”, Lancaster Galleries
2011:  William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ  
2009:  “Works on Paper: Selected Artists”, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA      
2008:  “Visions of the Susquehanna: 250 Years of Paintings by American Masters”                         (Traveling Exhibit 2006-2008), Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA,                         Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA, Governor’s Residence,                                   Harrisburg, PA, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD,                     York College, York, PA, Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY (catalog)
2007:  “The Art of the Gettysburg Review: Representation in Contemporary American                     Art”, Schmucker Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA (Catalog)   
2006:  “Imaging Industry: Pennsylvania Coal and Steel”, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery,                   Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA (brochure)
             “Friday Friends; Open-Air Paintings by Michael Allen, William Kocher, Kurt                           Moyer, George Sorrels, and John David Wissler”, Phillips Museum of Art,                         Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
             “City Paintings”, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA
2005:  USArtists, Somerville Manning Gallery
             “Picturing Pennsylvania: Architecture in the State Landscape”, Governor’s                           Residence, Harrisburg, PA
             “State of The Art: A Mid-Atlantic Overview”, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
             “Rooftops and Steeples”, The Demuth Museum, Lancaster, PA
             “Connecting Our Faculties”, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2004: “Susquehanna en' plein aire- Celebrated painters, Celebrated Study”, Lynden                      Gallery, Elizabethtown, PA  
           “Members Juried Exhibit”, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art,                                    Wilmington, DE (also Exhibited 2002,1998/99) 
           “Masters Thesis Exhibit”, University Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
           “Summer Show”, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
           “Go Figure”, Lynden Gallery, Elizabethtown, PA
2003: “Transforming the Commonplace: Masters of Contemporary Realism,                                    Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA (catalog)
            “32nd Annual Spring Juried Art Exhibit”, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery,                                Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA (also exhibited in 2001,1999, 1997)
            “26th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
2002: “Summer Gallery Artists Show”, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
            “Cityscapes”, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA
            “Townscapes”, Lancaster Galleries West, Elizabethtown, PA
2001:  “Trains of Thought: The Railroad in Contemporary Art”, Suzanne H. Arnold Art                      Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA (brochure)
             “Animal, Mineral, Vegetable”, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA         2000/01: “Trains, Planes, and Art on the Move”, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
2000:  “Night: Selected Works by Michael Allen and Robert Heilman”, Suzanne H.                          Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA (brochure)
             “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2000”, State Museum, Harrisburg, PA (also                         exhibited 1998)
1999:  “Riverwalk Juried Fine Art Exhibition”, YorkArts Gallery, York, PA
1998:  “The Urban Landscape”, Olmsted Gallery, Penn State Harrisburg
             “Midyear Show”, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
             “Painting 98”, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA (brochure)
             “26th Biennial Juried Show”, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
1997:  “The Rural Landscape at Risk”, YorkArts Gallery, York, PA
             “YorkArts Grand Opening Invitational”, YorkArts Gallery, York, PA
             “7th Annual Pennsylvania Juried Art Exhibit”, John W. Hess Gallery,                                        Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA (also exhibited 1996,95, and 94)
             “20th Annual Art on Paper”, MFA Gallery on the Circle, Annapolis, MD
1995:  “Images ’95”, HUB Galleries, Penn State University, State College, PA
             “Nittany Lion Juried Exhibition, Freyberger Gallery, Penn State Berks,                                   Wyomissing, PA
             “67th Juried Exhibition”, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

A Bend in the River installed at the Lancaster Museum of Art during The Susquehanna: River and Inspiration exhibit in 2013.

A Bend in the River installed at the Lancaster Museum of Art during The Susquehanna: River and Inspiration exhibit in 2013.


PRESS


Daniel Smith Catalog of Artist’s Materials, Winter Issue, 1994-95, illus., pg.13  
Daub, Matthew, “True or False? Don’t Quit your Day Job: Four Artists Weigh In,”                     Professional Artist Magazine, December 2015/January 2016, pgs. 48-57 .illus.
Daub, Matthew, “The Gift of Persistence,” Art Calendar, April 2010, pgs. 8-10 (illus.              Pg. 8).
Dearinger, David B., “The Susquehanna River in Contemporary Art,” Exhibition Catalog        Essay, Visions of the Susquehanna: 250 Years of Paintings from American                    Masters, 2006, pgs. 48-55, (illus. Pg. 58).
Dougherty, Stephen, “Contemporary Ideas About Surface and Space,” Plein Air                    Groups, Plein Air Magazine, Dec/Jan 2013, pg. 51 -55.
Eide, Fernette, Artist of the Month: Michael Allen, Painter, Dyslexic Advantage Blog,              Nov. 2014
Harvard University Press Spring/Summer 2002 New Books, Harvard University Press,          2001, illus. pg.3
Hann, Christopher, “Emerging Artist: Michael Allen Explores a Multi-Medium Approach        to Realism,” Art&Antiques Magazine, October 2005, pg 140-145.
Hutton, Molly S., “Between One Thing and Another: The Middle Moments of Michael            Allen,” The Gettysburg Review, Spring 2007, pgs.78-80 (illus.). 
Long, Sue, “Art History…The Draw of the River,” Lancaster County, July 2006, Pg. 31-          37. (illus.)
Long, Sue, “The Four Artists,” Lancaster County, September 2004, pgs. 64-69, (illus.)
Masters Of Pastel, International Artist Magazine, Issue 31 June/July 2003, Pg                      48(illus.)
Mazow, Leo G., “Michael Allen: “Shade” and “Shine”, Exhibition Essay, “Night:                      Selected Works by Michael Allen and Robert Heilman”, 2000, illus.
Mazow, Leo G., “National Symbol,” Art&Antiques Magazine, January 2008, pg90-98.
Mazow, Leo G., Trains of Thought: The Railroad in Contemporary Art, Exhibition Essay,         2001, pg. 2.
New American Paintings, The Open Studios Press, Vol. 27(Mid-Atlantic), 2000, illus.,           pgs. 14-17. 
Poets and Artists, The Power of Drawing, Issue #59, December 2014. 
Schweigert, Scott, Exhibition Essay, “Imaging Industry; Pennsylvania Coal and Steel,”          2006, illus.
Slupe, Ellen, “Inside PA”(review), ArtMatters, May 2005
 
    
FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS

2003/2004: Competitive Fellowship, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2002/2003: Graduate Assistantship, University of Delaware, Newark, DE


AWARDS

2015:  First Place, Works on Paper, Art of the State 2015, State Museum of                                  Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
2004:  Director’s Award, “Member’s Juried Exhibit”, DCCA, Wilmington, DE
2003:  Fourth Place Award, 32nd Annual Spring Juried Show, Lebanon Valley College,                  Annville, PA
               Honorable Mention, 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, Reading Public Museum,                  Reading, PA  
1999:  Best of Show, “Riverwalk Fine Art Juried Exhibition”
1998:  Honorable Mention, “Painting ‘98” ”, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA
1997:  2nd Place Award, “27th Annual Spring Juried Show”, Lebanon Valley College,                    Annville, PA  
Purchase Award, “7th Annual Pennsylvania, Juried Art Exhibit” ”, John W. Hess Gallery,
               Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
1996:  Jurors Merit, “Berks Art Alliance 19th Regional Juried Exhibit” ”, Reading Public                Museum, West Reading, PA
1995:  Purchase Prize, “Nittany Lion Juried Exhibition, Penn State Berks, Wyomissing,                 PA  

        


 

 

Millbach Sunrise solo exhibition at Lancaster Galleries in 2015.

Millbach Sunrise solo exhibition at Lancaster Galleries in 2015.

Thaw, 2016 installed in Upstream and Down: The Susquehanna at the Sordoni Art Gallery in 2016

Thaw, 2016 installed in Upstream and Down: The Susquehanna at the Sordoni Art Gallery in 2016

Fallen Tree on the Susquehanna, 2006 installed at the Governor's Residence of Pennsylvania during the Visions of the Susquehanna traveling exhibit.

Fallen Tree on the Susquehanna, 2006 installed at the Governor's Residence of Pennsylvania during the Visions of the Susquehanna traveling exhibit.

Evening Wildcat, 1998 installed in Transforming the Commonplace at the Susquehanna Art Museum in 2003.

Evening Wildcat, 1998 installed in Transforming the Commonplace at the Susquehanna Art Museum in 2003.

Pause, 2011 and Evening Light Between Houses, 2009 installed in the 2011 solo exhibition at Lancaster Galleries.

Pause, 2011 and Evening Light Between Houses, 2009 installed in the 2011 solo exhibition at Lancaster Galleries.

COLLECTIONS

Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
University Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College,                  Annville, PA
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA
Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, Lancaster, PA
Visions of the Susquehanna Collection, Susquehanna Heritage Corporation, Wrightsville, PA
Lebanon County Library System, Palmyra Public Library,                 Palmyra, PA
Cognitive Learning Centers, Inc., Elizabethtown, PA
The Plantation Club, West Reading, PA
Wiedenhammer Systems Corps, Wyomissing, PA
Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Francis Wolf, York, PA
Numerous private collections across the United States

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016: Surface Preparation for Oil Painting, Mount Gretna                School Art, Mount Gretna, PA

            Framing for Emerging Artists, Mount Gretna School               of Art, Mount Gretna, PA

2015: Surface Preparation for Oil Painting, Mount Gretna                   School of Art, Mount Gretna, PA

           Artist Conversation Series, State Museum Of                            Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA (w/ Catherine Prescott)
2015-present: Continuing Education Faculty, Pennsylvania              College of Art and Design, Lancaster,PA
           Preparation of Supports for Oil Painting Workshop,                   Mount Gretna School of Art, PA
2014: Alla Prima Landscape Workshop, Mount Gretna                       School of Art, Mount Gretna, PA
2013: Oil Painting on Paper Workshop/ Guest Critic, Mount               Gretna School of Art, Mount Gretna, PA
2011: Landscape Painting Workshop, Lebanon Valley                         College, Annville, PA
2010: Adjunct Art Faculty: Harrisburg Area Community                         College, Harrisburg, PA
2009: Methods and Materials Workshop: Dutch Light, Art                   Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
            Methods and Materials Workshop: The Epic                               Landscape, Art Association of Harrisburg    
2004 - 2006: Adjunct Art Faculty: Elizabethtown College,                     Elizabethtown, PA
2004 - 2005: Adjunct Art Faculty: Harrisburg Area                               Community College, Harrisburg, PA
2005: Visiting Artist, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
            Visiting Artist, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
2004: Visiting Artist, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown,                  PA
2004: Visiting Artist, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
2002- 2004: Instructor of Record, University of Delaware,                   Newark, DE

Artist Conversation with Catherine Prescott at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in 2015.  

Artist Conversation with Catherine Prescott at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in 2015.