Michael Reafsnyder was born in 1969 in California. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree at Art Center College of Design in California in 1996.
His numerous solo exhibitions include such venues as Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe, New York; Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, California; Susanne Vielmetter Gallery, Culver City, California; Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain; Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; W. C. C. A., Singapore; R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, California; and Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
In 2005, Reafsnyder was the subject of a one-person exhibition at the Las Vegas Museum of Art which surveyed his work from 2002-2005.
Group exhibitions include such venues as Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, California; Gallery Eugene Lendl, Graz, Austria; Gallery Marabini, Bologna, Italy; ACME, Los Angeles; and the Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas; amongst others.
His work is in numerous public and private collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art-San Diego, Columbus Museum of Art, Laguna Art Museum, Las Vegas Art Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, Creative Artist's Agency, Progressive Corporation, Harvard University, and the Portland Art Museum.
He lives and works in Southern California.