Michael Kagan has held solo exhibitions at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Bill Brady Gallery (Miami), and Joshua Liner Gallery (New York). In 2014, the Smithsonian commissioned three large paintings from him based on their air-and-space-related archives. Kagan received his BFA from George Washington University and completed his MFA at the New York Academy of Art, where he was awarded a postgraduate fellowship. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Kagan currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.