INKA ESSENHIGH (b. 1969 in Belfonte, PA) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992 from Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, OH, and her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1994 from School of Visual Arts in New York, NY.
Recent solo exhibitions include “Between Worlds,” Frist Center, Nashville, TN; “Stars and Flowers,” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO; “Comet Dust & Crystal Shards,” Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, NY; Columbus College of Art & Design, Canzani Center, Columbus, OH; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; and Pace Prints, New York, NY.
Recent group exhibitions include “Dead Among The Dead!,” Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland; “Imagine,” Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy; “Introductions,” La MaMa La Galleria, New York, NY; “Eden, éden,” Galerie Torri, Paris, France, curated by Timothée Chaillou; “The Ukrainian Diaspora: Women Artists 1908-2015,” The Ukrainian Museum, New York, NY; “Painters NYC,” Páramo Galeria, Guadalajara, Mexico, traveled to Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (MUPO); “Disturbing Innocence,” The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; “Sargent’s Daughters,” Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY; “The Golden Ass,” Blindarte Contemporanea, Naples, Italy; “Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality,” Victoria Miro, London, England; “Pivot Points: 15 Years & Counting,” Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, FL; “Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination,” Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, traveled to Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada; Glenbow Art Museum, Calgary, Canada; and “The Sound of Painting,” Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Turin, Italy.
Her work is included in the permanent collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, North Miami, FL; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Tate Modern, London, England; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
In 2018, she will complete a mural for The Drawing Center, New York, NY and her work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA.
Essenhigh lives and works in New York, NY.