Esther Kirshenbaum - Metropolis Anonymous

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Esther Kirshenbaum - Metropolis Anonymous





Art Exhibit

Esther Kirshenbaum - Metropolis Anonymous

Gallery Reception: 7-9 PM | Exhibit showing June 30-July 26

This is a free event.

Event Details

Esther Kirshenbaum is a multi-media artist whose work has been exhibited locally and nationally. Born and raised in Michigan, she received her B.S. from the University of Michigan, in biology and pre-medicine. Despite her love for the sciences, she determined that her passion for life was best expressed through her art.

After teaching biology in Australia, Kirshenbaum traveled extensively throughout the Philippines, China, and Indonesia, where she observed all manner of art-making. Her first exposure to encaustic painting, her current medium, was through batik lessons in a backyard in Yogyakarta. She would later learn papermaking in Spain and metalworking from a local blacksmith. 

Kirshenbaum has continued to explore a range of media, exhibiting works in encaustic painting, printmaking, papermaking, and metalworking. From 2010 to 2016, she maintained a studio in New York City, where her work was viewed as part of the Brooklyn Museum’s Go Brooklyn Artists, The Ground Floor Gallery, the 3rd Ward, and The Candy Factory. In 2015, she was commissioned to do a sculptural trellis for the 2015 Obama White House. She was part of the 2017 Taubman/Forbes Art + Science project.

Kirshenbaum has served as the curator for the Michigan Guild Gallery and the Director of Installation Art for the Ann Arbor Film Festival at the historic Michigan Theater. Her work remains in the collections of the Mayo Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, the University of Michigan and others. 

Kirshenbaum’s home and studio are in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is preparing for a residency with Some Serious Business in Santa Fe, NM.

Please visit:

Gallery Reception: Thursday, July 6th from 7-9 PM

Exhibit showing Friday, June 30th - Wednesday, July 26th

This exhibit will be available for viewing Monday – Friday, 10:30 am to 4 pm; during public concerts, and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 734-769-2999.


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