Michael Markwick (*1974 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) was awarded an MFA from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN, USA) in 2002 and a BFA from Calvin University, (Grand Rapids, MI, USA.) in 1998. He lives and works in Berlin.

Markwick has been nominated for and awarded numerous prizes, such as the Netherlands Royal Painting Prize and the Wim Izaks Prize. Other honors include grants from the Mondriaan Fund, The Netherlands, and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin. His work resides in many notable private and institutional collections globally, including at the Martin von Wagner Museum-Würzburg; Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp; Calvin University; Hong Kong Graphic Arts Center; Indiana University Museum of Art; and University of the Arts Philadelphia. His work has been broadly exhibited in universities, museums, and institutions internationally, most recently with solo exhibitions at Galerie Born-Berlin (2020), the Martin von Wagner Museum (2018/19), Center of Contemporary Art Dordrecht (2013), Dordrechts Museum (2008), and group exhibitions at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (2007), The Grand Rapids Art Museum (2010), and Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Chicago (2020/21).