August 25, 2023

Former Grant Wood Painting & Drawing Fellow Michael Dixon will feature many of the works made during his 2022-23 residency in the solo exhibition entitled, The Undeniable Blackness Between Us at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.

Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts
The Undeniable Blackness Between Us
1221 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205

Friday, August 25, 12-5pm

Michael Dixon’s paintings and performances explore the personal, societal, and aesthetic struggles of belonging to both “white” and “black” racial and cultural identities, yet simultaneously belonging fully to neither. For his 2023 AEIVA exhibit, titled The Undeniable Blackness Between Us, Dixon will explore his cultural duality through the lens of his childhood, familial relationships, and his search for a father he’s never known.

Michael Dixon lives in Albion, Michigan and is a full professor of art at Albion College. He received his MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dixon is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Grant, Puffin Foundation Grant, and the Blanchard Fellowship. Recent exhibitions include the Slocumb Galleries, Eastern Tennessee State; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; and international exhibitions in Palestine, the Sarajevo Winter Festival 2022 and traveling exhibitions in Japan and Michigan.