Michael Jones McKean

b. 1976, Micronesia

 
 
 
     
Michael Jones McKean, the cold year, 2015
ultra low cryogenic chest freezer, ash, clay, dirt, plaster, rubber, urethane, paint,
stainless steel, costume eyelashes, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock
78 x 69 x 32 inches
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Michael Jones McKean (born 1976, Micronesia) earned a BFA from Marywood University, Scranton, PA, and an MFA from Alfred University, Alfred, NY. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Nancy Graves Foundation Award and an Artadia Award. McKean has been awarded 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’s work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Parc Saint Leger Centre d’art Contemporain, Nevers, France: Horton Gallery, New York, NY; The Quebec Biennale, Quebec City, Canada; Gentili Apri, Berlin, Germany; The Art Foundation, Athens, Greece; Inman Gallery, Houston, TX: Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada; Project Gentili, Prato, Italy; Shenkar University, Tel Aviv, Israel; The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, among many others.

McKean is currently an Associate Professor in the Sculpture + Extended Media Department at Virginia Commonwealth University where he has taught since 2006 and is Co-Director of ASMBLY based in New York City.

McKean lives and works in New York City, NY, and Richmond, VA.


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