Michael Jones McKean

Associate Professor

Michael Jones McKean’s work explores the boundaries of theater, folklore, science, anthropology, technology and mysticism. His complex installations and delicate sculptural tableaus use expansive yet specific orderings of materials, processes, and objects to construct dense narrative spaces. McKean (born 1976, Micronesia) joined the faculty in Sculpture + Extended Media in 2006. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Nancy Graves Foundation Award and an Artadia Award as well as fellowships and residencies at The Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The MacDowell Colony, The International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City, The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in New York City.

McKean has exhibited extensively. Recent exhibitions include the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annedale-On-Hudson, NY: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston: Parc Saint Leger Centre d’art Contemporain, Nevers, France: Horton Gallery, New York, NY: Manifestation Internatiationle d’art de Quebec Biennale, Quebec City, Canada: Gentili Apri, Berlin, Germany: The Art Foundation, Athens, Greece: Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada: Project Gentili, Prato, Italy and Shenkar University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

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