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Recent Exhibitions

October 21, 2023 - February 3, 2024

Exhibition X: An Utterly Incomplete Examination of Collage in Contemporary Art

Curated by Matt Distel and Scott Speh


The Carnegie

1028 Scott Boulevard

Covington, KY 41011 (map)

(859) 491-2030

Exhibition X is a loose examination of collage strategies and techniques across a range of media. Rather than organizing the exhibition from a particular thematic point of view, the curators opted for a messier, open-ended approach to bringing work together under one building. The exhibition itself adopts a collage strategy to the overall process of assembling an exhibition by piecing together elements that may seem disparate but create a balanced whole.

Image: Michael Scheurer, Untitled #20 (Designs for the Wings of Moths Series), 2022, 9.75 x 6.75"

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Collage of womans face, small bricks, words

February 10 - May 22, 2022

The Cut-Up

Henry Burdsall
Terence Hammonds

Mike Hancock

Michael Scheurer

Amy Cluxton

Pamela Dwertman

The Summit Hotel

5345 Medpace Way

Cincinnati, OH 45227 (map)

Image: Michael Scheurer, Untitled #4 (Art Historical Series), 2008, 6.75 x 5" including Indian mat 

wall of framed images in an art gallery
A sculpture and a framed collage in an art exhibition

July 9 - Sept. 30, 2021 

New Works: Michael Scheurer at the Poetry Gallery

Curated by Bill Renschler

Solway Building/Renschler Framing

424 Findlay St # 3

Cincinnati, OH 45214 (map)

(513) 241-3403

A survey of works created by the artist during the pandemic year of 2020 accompanied by outstanding pieces of tribal art and Oceanic figures from the Michael Scheurer Collection.

Four framed collages and a sculpture in an art gallery
collage with bright colors, images of white fur, painted marks

February 2019

In Search of Charm: Art and Change

Dick Waller's ArtPlace

130 West Court Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 (map)

Experience 15 Cincinnati based artists, featuring a wide variety of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, textile, and photography.

Image: Michael Scheurer, Untitled #1 (Byzantium Series), 2017, m-m collage, 9.5 x 6.25"

Collage with mushroom, handwriting, bow, ladder

Image: Michael Scheurer - Untitled #3 (Summer Series), 2010-17, mixed-media collage on paper, 9.75 x 7.25" image

February 1 - March 31, 2018

Assemblage and Collage

Elizabeth Leach Gallery presents Assemblage and Collage, a group exhibition featuring artists who create work through layered materiality and unexpected juxtapositions. Collage has remained a touchstone of expression throughout art history and is particularly resonant during times of social unrest and chaos. The artists included in the exhibition experiment, innovate and transform existing materials to create something new and unanticipated.

The artists in the show range from internationally renowned artists, Ann Hamilton and Vik Muniz, to emerging artist Charlie Perez-Tlatenchi, a recent Reed College graduate to work from the estate of New York artist, John Evans. Well-known regional artists include Lee Kelly, Melody Owen, Pat Boas and Michelle Ross, with new work by Seattle artist Claire Cowie. Cincinnati artists Jimmy Baker and Michael Scheurer make unique contributions to the show with Kara Marie, Brion Nuda Rosch and Myrna Tatar sharing their vibrant and complex work from San Francisco. Northwest artist, Eunice Parsons, has been making collaged work her entire life and at 101 years of age is the senior artist in the show.

Elizabeth Leach Gallery

417 N.W. 9th Avenue

Portland, OR 97209 (map)


collage with branch, flowers, splatter, green and orange shape

Image: Michael Scheurer, Untitled #16 (Inky Series), 2014, 8 x 5.75"

Fall 2017 - February 8, 2018

Alternative Dreamers


A group show, including the work of Michael Scheurer, Joseph Winterhalter, Jordan Tate, Jimmy Baker, and Shinji Turner-Yamamoto, curated by Linda Schwartz.

Alternative Dreamers presents the work of five Cincinnati-based artists all united, as the show title suggests, by their unique visions and approaches. They are a mix of emerging and seasoned contemporary artists, several with representation and most with full exhibition histories. Though of the region, their work transcends it, and all reflect current art world trends. These are artists who have a strong contextual understanding of art history and its relation to their work. And, though the end result, how and why it got there, are intrinsically different, each artist  is process-driven, relying heavily on the act of making to dictate what a piece will become.  -  Linda Schwartz

Ascent Private Capital Management

Curated Office Exhibits

U.S. Bank Tower

425 Walnut Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 (map)

Art gallery interior with artwork on walls

June 10 - August 4, 2017

Pop Press

Cincinnati graphic designer Scott Bruno provided local artists with surreal clippings from his collection of strange treasures from community newspapers, TV listings, advertising circulars and other sources in the mainstream press to inspire this exhibition. Eighteen artists then used these bizarre news clippings and personal ads as fodder for their own artwork creations in an investigation of everyday absurdity. Participating artists include Michael Scheurer, Rachel Rampleman, Christian Schmit, Michael Stillion, Avril Thurman and Chris Vorhees.

Thunder-Sky, Inc.

4573 Hamilton Avenue

Cincinnati, Ohio 45223 map 

Large art gallery with artwork display

April 28 - June 18, 2017

Signature Scheurer: A Retrospective of the Works of Michael Scheurer

Selected by CityBeat staff in the Best of Cincinnati 2018 issue as the Best All-Seeing Retrospective of an Artist. Read the full article here.


In a career spanning more than forty years, Michael Scheurer (Cincinnati, OH) has developed a unique aesthetic of sumptuous and richly worked collages which complements his reputation as a connoisseur of ancient, antique, and modern decorative art objects. His signature motifs of fanciful pen and ink drawings, bulbous nosed silhouettes, and perky girl/boy portraits from the 1970s and ‘80s have evolved into visually sophisticated collage series constructed from the disparate source material he finds in his inveterate antiquing research. Scheurer routinely mixes splattered paint, found drawings, handwritten manuscripts, cartoon snippets, fabric, Indian cinema posters, old chromolithographs, and torn advertisements that, in his inimitable style, become enigmatic works of timeless wonder. His clever and sometimes inscrutable references—reverent and sardonic—invite the viewer to ponder the picture space.

The Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery

Aronoff Center for the Arts
650 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 map

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