Michael Endo is an artist and curator based in Portland, Oregon. He earned an MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, in 2009 and a BA from Portland State University, Oregon, in 2005. Endo was a finalist for the Seattle Art Museum's Betty Bowen award and was an artist-in-residence at the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland, UK. His work has been exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. Endo is currently the curator at Bullseye Projects, a gallery and project space focusing on contemporary kiln-glass and architecture, and the co-director of Dust to Dust, a curatorial project that started in 2018 with artist Emily Nachison. In addition to his curatorial and studio practices, he is a frequent lecturer and teaches classes at all levels.



Locked in a loop of familiarity and strangeness, my gestural paintings, drawings, glasswork and sculptures exist in a moment of tension. By depicting the boundary between a wild space and the city I present scenes where my interest in alternative communities; the relationship between space and psychology; occult knowledge; eschatology; ecology and the uncanny converge. - Michael Endo, 2015



2009    Master of Fine Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2006    Bachelor of Art, Magna Cum Laude, Portland State University, Oregon


Solo and Duo Exhibitions

2016  Cosmic Pessimism, Bullseye Resource Center New York Gallery, Mamaroneck

2015      Heteroptia, Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington

2013     The End and After, with Stacy Lynn Smith, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2013     Isolated Growth, with Emily Nachison, Gallery 333, Toledo, Ohio

2012     Of Other Spaces, with Emily Nachison, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2011      Et in Arcadia Ego, Portland Building Installation Space, Oregon

2011      Pain Scale, FalseFront, Portland, Oregon

2010     Rah Rah Rah, FalseFront, Portland, Oregon

2006    Lines of Communication, Rake Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2005     Where it is That They Really Live, Urban Wine Works, Portland, Oregon


Selected Group Exhibitions

2015     Drawing: An expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence, National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland, UK

2014     Expressions in Glass: The Second International Glass Biennial, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, Indiana (catalog)

2014     Oregon Art Beat Exhibition, Pioneer Galleries, Portland, Oregon

2014     Flatlands, Nisus Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2013     Durden and Ray: History Lessons, Disjecta, Portland, Oregon

2013     SOFA Chicago (Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon)

2013     Hearts of Darkness, galleryHOMELAND, Portland, Oregon

2013     Other Worlds, The Milk Factory, Chicago

2012     True Places, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, California

2008    Ephemeral Sensuality, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2006    Color, Ink, Space, Yuan Yuan Art Center, Jinan, China (catalog)


Professional Experience

Curator, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, Oregon (2009 – present)

Part-time Instructor, Portland Community College, Oregon (2011 – present)

Adjunct Professor, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland (2012 – present)

            Juror, Portland Building, Regional Arts and Culture Council (2012 - present)


2013                       Teaching Assistant for Jeffrey Sarmiento, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington                     

2012                         Teaching Assistant for Narcissus Quagliata, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

2011                          Co-curator, MAGIC>NATURE, FalseFront, Portland, Oregon

2011                          Co-curator, This Fragile Skin, Schack Art Center, Everett, Washington

2008 - 2009           Artist’s Assistant for Beverly Fishman, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2008 - 2009           Teaching Assistant, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2008                        Instructor, Cranbrook Summer Institute, Bloomfiled Hills, Michigan


Lectures and Panels

2015     Lecturer and Panelist, BeCon 2015, Bullseye Resource Center Bay Area, Emeryville, California

2014     Visiting Artist and Lecturer, School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

2014     Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada

2014     Lecturer, The Scottish Glass Society, Glasgow, Scotland

2014     Lecturer, “Retrospective: Collaborations in Glass,” Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Neenah, Indiana

2014     Visiting Artist, University of Wisconsin Madison

2014     Visiting Artist and Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Steven’s Point

2013     Lecturer, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon

2013     Panelist, Emerging Artists, SOFA Chicago, Illinois


Awards and Residencies

2015     Emerging Artist-in-Residence, National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland, UK

2011      Finalist, Betty Bowen Award, Seattle Art Museum, Washington

2011      Regional Arts & Culture Council Installation Grant, Portland, Oregon



2013     Shawn Waggoner, The Spaces in Between, Glass Art Magazine, December

2013     Oregon Art Beat, Artist and Curator Michael Endo, Oregon Public Broadcasting, April 18

2012     Richard Speer, Michael Endo and Emily Nachison: "Of Other Spaces" at Bullseye Gallery, art ltd., May/June 2012

2012     Katharine Morales, OPENING: “Of Other Spaces” at Bullseye Gallery, The Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet, February 29

2011      John Motley, Pain Scale: Exploring Color’s Arbitrary Meaning, Arts & Entertainment Guide, The Oregonian, July 8

2010     Richard Speer, Spotlight Portland, art ltd., November