Michael Wetzel lives and works in New York, NY. Wetzel received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989 from the State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, NY.
Wetzel is the recipient of the 2006 Deutsche Bank Fellowship, awarded jointly by Deutsche Bank Art, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, and NYFA to 6 Fellows.
Wetzel has had solo exhibitions at Clementine Gallery, New York, NY; John Connelly Presents, New York, NY; Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA; Kristen Lorello Gallery, New York, NY and LaMontagne Gallery, South Boston, MA. Recent group exhibitions include Life Expectancy, SSD, New York, NY; Out of Our Closet, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA; Townie, Foley Gallery, New York, NY, 2010; Bordin Foundation, New York, NY, 2010; Pulp Fiction, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY, 2009; Apartment Show: If the dogs are barking, Artists Space, New York, NY, 2009; Disorganized, Museum 52, New York, NY, 2009; Painting Exhibition, Susan Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI, 2008; The Meaning of Life, Galleria Glance, Torino, Italy, 2008; A New High in Getting Low, ArtNews Projects, Berlin, Germany, 2008; In Exchange, Casa Triangulo, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2008; Places, LUXE Gallery, New York, NY, 2008; Kamp K48, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY, 2006; Tempest, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY, 2006; Flaming June VI, Spanierman Modern Gallery, New York, NY, 2006; Singular, Gallerie SE, Bergen, Norway, 2006; Group Exhibitions, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY, 2006; and 6 NYFA Fellows, Deutsche Bank, New York, NY, 2006.