Curriculum Vitae


  • Specializes in Contemporary and Modern Art, African Art, and African American Art
  • Curator, art advisor, art critic, scholar and lecturer
  • Handled works by Malvin Gray Johnson and Archibald Motley
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We would like to introduce you to Michael Chisolm, Auctionata expert in Contemporary Art and Modern Art as well as Art by African Americans (19 - 20 century).

Michael Chisolm taught Art History, Modern Art, Survey of Western Art, African Art and African American Art at various colleges of the City University of New York. He has written art criticism and exhibition essays in the area of contemporary art. He curated exhibitions primarily of contemporary art for private galleries and universities. He consults and appraises collections for private persons and institutions.

Mr. Chisolm’s interest and professional involvement with art is the result of university studies in art history and studio art. His work as curator and consultant grew out of the experiences obtained during his time as professor and guest lecturing for various organizations during the last thirty or so years. Curating exhibitions of contemporary artists from around the world has introduced him to contemporary art in Asia and Africa. During this time he has handled, either in form of consultation or appraisal, works by Malvin Gray Johnson and Archibald Motley, which rarely, if ever, appear in the market place. Other artists include Roy Lichtenstein, Tony Cragg, El Anatsui,Yinka Shonibare and other modern masters.

Leaving teaching has given him the possibility to conduct his consulting and appraisal practice without the responsibilities of the classroom. Lecturing has facilitated contact and involvement with the academic and intellectual issues of art which informs his work as a consultant.

Michael Chisolm lives and works in New York.