Michael Venezia was born in 1935 in Brooklyn, NY; lives in Brooklyn, NY and Trevi, Italy. He has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at Häusler Contemporary, Lustenau and Häusler Contemporary, Munich.
In the 1960s, Venezia developed an abstract, reduced visual language in parallel with minimal art artists in New York. While many colleagues from his direct artistic environment, such as Dan Flavin or Donald Judd, developed a primarily sculptural work further and thus shaped the appearance of minimal art, Venezia continuously worked on paintings. Venezia is regarded as an important representative of abstract painting in New York in the 1960s and 1970s.