Inka Essenhigh holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York (1992). She is represented by Miles McEnery Gallery (New York), Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago) and Victoria Miro (London). Her whimsical enamel paintings have been included in several museum shows including MOCA (Virginia Beach), Frist Center (Nashville TN), Albright Knox Museum (Buffalo NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami), DA2 Domus Artium, Centro de Arte (Salamanca, Spain) and The Fruitmarket Gallery (Edinburgh, Scotland). Essenhigh’s mural Manhattanhenge is currently on view at The Drawing Center in New York. Her monotypes Centaur and Dawn were included in the 2018 exhibition Natural Proclivities at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (curated by Kim Power and Melanie Vote).