Michael Massenburg was born in San Diego and raised in Los Angeles. He received his education from California State University, Long Beach and Otis Art Institute. Through out the years Massenburg has exhibited in galleries and museums, completed private commissions, and worked on public art projects throughout the country and abroad in Mexico, Senegal and Haiti. Some of his public works were created for Metro Farmdale Expo line, LA County Arts Commission, ESPN, American Jazz Museum and most recently The Fabulous Forum in Inglewood California. He is the recipient of grants from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council and his work resides in many collections such as California Community Foundation. Active in the community, Michael serves as board president for Inglewood Cultural Arts non-profit as well as an art educator in teaching for various organizations throughout Los Angeles County.