faculty

Mike Hengler

FINE ARTS

Office

Emerick Art Studio

Contact

406-683-7344

michael.hengler@umwestern.edu

Initiating his studies in the Midwest (Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Kansas), Michael Hengler eventually set out to work in the master’s glass studios of Italy in Murano, Milan, Florence, Pavia, and in the Czech Republic and Malta.

Michael ultimately moved back to the U.S. and worked at various studios, from Boston to Oregon. He settled in the town of Eugene, Ore. for five years where he was director at the Eugene Glass School, taught high school students torch-working and received a one year artist in residence that resulted in a solo exhibition at the George Kjaer Gallery.

He then moved to Oahu, Hawaii to begin his graduate degree at the University of Hawaii-Manoa where he received a full scholarship and numerous grants and awards.

Michael was awarded another artist in residence in Auckland, New Zealand which culminated in a solo exhibition at Masterworks Gallery, as well as a fellowship at Wheaton Arts in Millville, N.J.

He has worked for Princeton University, performed at The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, taught numerous workshops and has artwork in collections around the world.

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Oregon
  • M.F.A., University of Hawaii

Recent Exhibitions

  • 2016 – Holter Museum of Art, Formal Response, Helena, Mont.
  • 2013 – Commons Gallery, Still Flow, Honolulu, Hawaii