THE CONTEMPORARY, Baltimore, Maryland
JUNE 19 - AUGUST 9 2015
Group Exhibtion at the ICA Boston, curated by kijidome for the Foster Prize Exhibition
SUMMER /// FALL 2015
Be on the look out for REGULAR ISSUE coming out of Berlin... Looking good...
Visiting Artist / Faculty SSP @ VCU
Public commission for CHENGDU, CHINA. More soon :)
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MAY 29 - JULY 11 2015
a hundred twenty six billion acres, solo exhibition, INMAN GALLERY, Houston, Texas
SEPTEMBER 2014 - AUGUST 2015
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be in residence this year at the SHARPE WALENTAS SPACE PROGRAM in New York City
Excited to announce the release of a small printed publication with some unreal texts - Gean Moreno's
PHARMACEUTICAL TESTS ON AXOLOTLHUMANS: ON MICHAEL JONES MCKEAN’S OBJECTS
and Tara Stricksten's introduction ALWAYS ALREADY BECOMING. The publication is published on occasion of: we float above to spit and sing at EMERSON DORSCH in Miami, FL. PDF's coming soon...
Excited to announce the catalog release of The Religion with design by Paris-based Bizzarri-Rodriguez. You can order a copy on amazon HERE...
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some good words HERE from Susie Tommaney about a hundred twenty six billion acres at Inman Gallery..
Happy to announce that colors passing through us from 2014 as been acquired by the PEREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI (PAMM) for their permanent collection.
Dinah Ryan has written a beautiful piece about my work in the May issue of SCULPTURE MAGAZINE
APRIL 14, 20015
Visiting Artist / Lecture, SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE, San Francisco, CA
MARCH 26, 2015
Visiting Artist / Lecture, YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT
Two person presentation with Gilad Efrat, at UNTITLED, Miami, FL with INMAN GALLERY, Houston, TX
DIS Magazine, conversation with Gean Moreno, DARK PSYCHEDELIA
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
This short essay by Stephen Dillon popped up on Artsy: AN ARTIST'S CRYPTIC VITRINES EXPLORE OUR PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL WORLDS
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
Visiting Artist / Lecture, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
OCTOBER 30, 2014
Visiting Artist / Lecture, Carnegie Mellon University / STUDIO FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY, Pittsburgh, PA
SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 25, 2014
Group show, Traucum, PARC SAINT LEGER CENTRE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN in partnership with les Archives of Nevers, France, curated Celine Poulin. With work by Erik Bunger, Aleksandra Domanovic, Dominique Gilliot, Jack Goldstein, Alexis Guillier, William E. Jones, Mark Leckey, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet, Ceel Mogami de Haas, Michael Jones McKean, Maya Palma, Aude Pariset, Pierre Paulin, Post Document, Jon Rafman, Manon Recordon, Sébastien Rémy, Soraya Rhofir, Rita Sobral Campos, Stephen Willats.
JULY 18 - AUGUST 3
group show, Paper for the Sky, INTERSTATE PROJECTS, Brooklyn, NY organized by CAVE in Detroit, Michigan
JULY 7 - JULY 30
In Residence, THE MACDOWELL COLONY, New Hampshire.
MAY 17 – JULY 31
we float above to spit and sing, EMERSON DORSCH, Miami, Florida
MAY 15 – JUNE 15
In Residence, CANNONBALL, Miami, Florida
May 24, 2014
Hunter Braithwaite writes about we float above to spit and sing in the Miami Rail. Link HERE
April 3 - 8, 2014
I'll be on campus at the University of Oregon visiting the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and White Box in Portland while doing some research for an upcoming project slated for 2015. I'll also be giving a lecture while on campus - please contact the Jordan Schnitzer Museum for details.
February 17, 2014
I’ll be a visiting artist at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore… I’ll be giving a public lecture on my work, Please contact MICA for more details.
January 28, 2014
I will be talking about my work at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY for their Visiting Artist Lecture Series. The lecture begins at 8pm at 632 West 125th street. Please Contact Columbia University's School of the Arts for more information.
January 25 – March 1, 2014
Archive of Representation and Collections, FAVORITE GOODS, Los Angeles, California, US,
with Catherine Czacki, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Julie Grosche, Michael Hunter, Michael Jones McKean, Matthias Merkel Hess, Aude Pariset and Kate Steciw.
February 1, 2014
ART PAPERS Art Auction, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia, US
December 12 -13, 2014
I’ll be in London at Goldsmiths University for a couple days as a Visiting Tudor.
November 21, 2013
I will be talking about my work at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on November 21. Contact UMass Amherst’s Art Department for more information.
November 11-12, 2013
Visiting Artist Lecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Please contact Cranbrook for more information.
November 1, 2013
The Religion, Solo Show, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, New York
October 24, 2013
I will be talking about my work Alfred University. The lecture begins at 430pm at the Holmes Auditorium. Please contact The School of Art and Design at Alfred University.
October 20, 2013
I'll be participating on a panel - Learning From Higby - coinciding with Wayne Higby's retrospective exhibition at the Renwick Gallery. The discussion will be led by Ezra Schales and include Kim Dickey and Joey Ellis. The program will take place at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th. Please contact the Renwick for more information.
September 19, 2013
Visiting Artist Lecture at New York University. The talk begins at 5:30 and is open to the public. Please contact NYU for more information.
August 31, 2013
CISCO SYSCO SISQO, group show organized by Tom Simon, Alina Tenser and Kristof Wickman. At La Fonda, Beach 97th and Rockaway Freeway, The Rockaways, New York.
A short video of certain principles of light and shapes between forms is up on Vimeo.
Interview with gallertist Sean Horton talking about the exhibition up this summer at Horton Gallery. Check it our here.
June 19 - August 23, 2013
Two person exhibition with Jackie Gendel, Horton Gallery, New York, New York. Check out images here.
May 4, 2013
Interview about my work on National Public Radiio's With Good Reason.
February 6 - 7, 2013
Lecture at Metro University, Denver, Colorado. Please contact the university for times and information.
January 12 - February 16, 2013
Love and Resources
Two person exhibition with Timur Si-Qin, Favorite Goods, Chinatown Los Angeles, California
January 9, 2012
DIS Magazine gives Love and Resources at Favorite Goods some love....
Review by Dinah Ryan of you your sun and shadow in December's Sculpture Magazine
November 3, 2012
I'll be giving a public talk at Inman Gallery in Houston, Texas with Gilad Efrat on the occasion of his solo exhibition there. The chat begins around 5pm. Please contact Inman Gallery for more details...
November 27, 2012
I'll be back in the Mid-West to give a lecture at the University of Iowa. Please contact the Art Department there for times and more details.
September 7 - October 27, 2012
I’ll have some work in a group exhibition at Inman Gallery this fall in Houston, Texas with an esteemed group of artists including: Louise Bourgeois, Roxy Paine, Christiane Löhr, Katrina Moorhead, Dan Flavin, Lynda Benglis, Al Taylor, Linda Ridgway, Barry LeVa, Alan Saret, Luis Jimenez, James Drake, Richard Rezac, Carl Suddath, Melvin Edwards, Willie Cole, Alice Könitz, Phoebe Washburn, Alexander Calder,Mark di Suvero, Jessica Stockholder, Kishio Suga, Onishi Yasuaki, Daniel Cummings, Julia Haft-Candell, Martin Kersels, Esmeraldo Servulo, Sheila Pepe, Dario Robleto, Fred Sandback, Jesus Rafael Soto and James Surls.
The International Sculpture Center has published a lecture I gave this summer - you can watch it here.
Summer 2012 - The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska. Please visit the www.therainbow.org for updates and more information.
October 26 - 28, 2012
I'll be in Provincetown at the Fine Arts Work Center to give a lecture on my work the evening of Saturday the 27th. Please contact the FAWC for times and more details.
August 26, 2012
Suzanne Smith Arney wrote about my work in Sculpture Magazine's online journal, Michael Jones McKean's Prism of Possibility
May 18 - July 19 2012
circles become spheres, Gentili Apri, Berlin, Germany
July 21, 2012
I’ll be giving a talk about my work for the International Sculpture Center’s ISConnects at Kaneko and The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska. Visit the International Sculpture Center’s website for more details.
July 1, 2012
Very excited to announce the project website for The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms:
June 27, 2012
June 25, 2012
I'm happy to announce the release of the catalog for you your sun and shadow, an exhibition I curated recently at the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University which included works by Hany Armanious, Rashid Johnson, Pam Lins, Tony Matelli, Ian Pedigo, Dario Robleto, Haim Steinbach, Sarah Sze, Tatiana Trouvé, Daniel Turner. I also contributed an essay for the project. Please contact the Anderson Gallery for more info....
There has been a burst of web-based activity surrounding my project this summer at the Bemis Center. Here are some highlights:
May 9 | Hyperallergic | Jillian Steinhauer
May 12 | Juxtapoz
May 14 | Designboom
May 14 | Flavorwire | Marina Galperina
May 16 | EcoFriend | Sonia Renthlei
May 23 | Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank
February 17 - June 3, 2012
Under Construction, group show, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, Delaware
March 18 – April 15
Three Evidentiary Claims, a three person show curated by Rachel Cook at CCS at Bard with Erin Shirreff, Lesley Vance and Michael Jones McKean.
March 6, 2012
I'll be in Southern California to give a lecture at Scripps College in Claremont, California. If you are around Los Angeles it would be fantastic to see you.
February 19, 2012
There is a nice review for The Gilded Scab at Parisian Laundry in Le Devoir, written in French, by Jerome Delgado.
January 25, 2012
Eric Zimmerman has written some good words about my work in ...might be good.
January 18 - February 25, 2012
The Gilded Scab, solo exhibition, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada
November 10, 2011 - March 11, 2012
Streams of Consciousness: The Histories, Mythologies, and Ecologies of Water, group exhibition curated by Chris Cook at the Salina Art Center in Salina, Kansas.
January 20 – March 11, 2012
you, your sun and shadow, an exhibition I curated at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Anderson Gallery opens January 20th from 6 - 8pm. The 10 artists in the exhibition include: Hany Armanious, Rashid Johnson, Pam Lins, Tony Matelli, Ian Pedigo, Dario Robleto, Haim Steinbach, Sarah Sze, Tatiana Trouvé, Daniel Turner. On January 25th at 5:30pm I will be giving a talk in the gallery about the artists and work in the show.
January - May 2012
In addition to teaching in the Sculpture and Extended Media Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, I’m happy to announce that I’ll be the Myers Visiting Professor during the spring semester at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.
January 9, 2012
Solo exhibition, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
October 29 – December 15
I’m happy to be included in Pier 1218’s inaugural exhibition in Madison, Wisconsin: Sometimes the things you put things on are more important than the things themselves.
September 16, 2011 - October 22, 2011
Science & Exploration, group show with Saul Becker, Emilie Halpern, Xylor Jane, Michael Jones McKean, Eric Zimmerman at Horton Gallery in New York City.
2010 - 2011
Awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship through August 2011.
2010 - 2011
Awarded a 2010-2011 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship though May 2011.
May 6 - June
Possession, The Art Foundation, Athens, Greece.
May 13 -16, 2011
Solo Presentation of new work at Art Athina in Athens, Greece with Gentili Apri.
Nimrod Flashenberg wrote about my exhibition, landscape in a room with twenty seven windows in Time Out Tel Aviv in a piece called 'Back Room.'
Eli Armon Azouly wrote a nice piece about my exhibition, landscape in a room with twenty seven windows, titled 'Open the Window' in the Israeli publication, Haaretz.
April 7 - May 2011
landscape in a room with twenty seven windows, solo exhibition at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Lecture in Tel Aviv at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. The lecture begins at 1230pm. Contact the school for more details.
Paual Rothman wrote a piece about my work in the Brazilian magazine, Abril.
March 8, 2011
I'll be giving a lecture about my work at the Royal College of Art, London, England. Contact the Royal College for more details.
March 3, 2011
I'm be a visiting Visiting Artist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville this spring and will be giving a public lecture on my work. Please contact UT Knoxville's School of the Arts for more details.
February 4, 2011
Interview with Tim Bowring on his show Zero Hour on WRIR 97.3.
Interview with Laura O'Shea on QF Radio, 93.7FM in Qatar.
There has been a flurry of mentions, some true and others hearsay, anticipating my upcoming project at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska this summer. Below are a few links:
npr science news 12.22.10
October 1 - December 31, 2010
Through the generosity of the Artadia Foundation I'll be in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York.
December 7, 2010
I’ll be giving a talk about my work at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York. Contact the ISCP for more details. If you are around New York I hope you can make it…
July 7 - August 30
I’ll have some work at Page Bond Gallery in group show titled Summer Solstice. The exhibition opens Wednesday, July 7, from 7 to 9 PM. The exhibition will remain on view through Friday, August 30.
July 2 - October 24
I’ll have a small work this summer at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware in the exhibition Award
Dr. Jeffery Jones will be presenting a paper in London at the University of Westminster based on work he conducted during a Research Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds. His presentation will include, in part, references to a paper I wrote in 2009 titled ‘Disciplined.”
May 30 - 31
I will be in Tel Aviv, Israel this spring speaking about my work at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in the Art/Multi-Disciplinary Department. Please contact Shenkar for more information.
I have a couple works on paper at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center this spring in an exhibition curated by Bill Evaul at the Hudson D. Walker Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts
There is an interview with Sylvie Fortin and Deanna Sirlin posted online in The Art Section which she discusses the recent Quebec City Biennial that she curated. Sylvie finishes up the interview with some very interesting thoughts and words about my work in the exhibition.
May 13 - 16
Art Athina in Athens, Greece with Gentili Apri
May 1 - June 13
Manif d’art 5, Biennale de Quebec at Manifestation Internationale d’art de Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. I'll be in Quebec City, Montreal and the Abitibi Territory for about ten days while I complete my project for the Biennale.
March 15 - 16
I'll be in Northeastern Pennsylvania at Marywood University speaking on March 15th as part of their Distinguished Visiting Artist Series. Please contact Marywood's Art Department for more information.
March 3 - 4
I’ll be visiting The University of Nebraska, Lincoln to give a public lecture and seminar. Please contact University of Nebraska Lincoln's Department of Art for more details.
QVNOXW// - group show in the Lower East Side opening February 19th 8pm, 86 Forsyth, 5th floor, NYC.
Awarded a 2010-2011 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship.
February 10 - 13
I’ll be participating as the discussant on a panel discussion at CAA in Chicago tentatively called Hand to Mouth: Pedagogical Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics.
And short piece about my work appears online on www.theblaaahg.com
February 5 - 6
I'll have a work in the Art Papers’ 11th Annual Art Auction at Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia to benifit Art Papers Magazine.
January 15 - February 20
I'm very excited to announce my second solo exhibition with Horton Gallery in Chelsea (formerly SUNDAY LES in the Lower East Side). The exhibition's full title is:
rites and dust
and plants and plants and kimberly and
plants and sony and shell and broken arm and sex and beard and braid and goldpot and rockwood and meteor and hats and braid and magic
the short form is: rites and dust. It opens January 15. Please contact the gallery for more information.
I will be a visitor at the Tyler School of Art on November 9. I’ll be giving a public lecture on my work. Contact the Graduate School at the Tyler School of Art for more details.
October 20 - 21
I’ll be in Eugene, Oregon this fall for a couple days at the University of Oregon where I’ll be giving a public lecture on my work. Please contact the Department of Art at the University of Oregon for details.
October 6 - November 5
Houston Community College 30th Anniversary Exhibition featuring work of past faculty opens on October 6.
Contact the HCC Fine Arts Department for more details.
Some new work will be at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska for their 11th Annual Art Auction Exhibition. The opening of the curated exhibition that accompanies the auction will be October 2, 6-9 pm. Contact Bemis for more details.
Nominated for Tiffany Foundation Award
September 28 - 29
I’m very excited to be visiting the University of Colorado, Boulder this fall where I’ll be giving a public lecture on my work. Please contact UC Boulder’s Art Department for details.
My work appears in the book Avenue Of the Arts: Celebrating 10 Years recently published to document the 10th anniversary of Kansas City’s The Avenue of the Art Foundation.
There will be a solo presentation of my work at ArtVerona with Gentili Apri in Verona, Italy
Contact Gentili Apri for more details.
September 13 -16
I’ll be in Omaha September 13 through September 16. I’ll be there to give a public lecture on my work and to discuss my upcoming project there, Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms, a large-scale public rainbow project slated for the spring of 2010.
Nominated for an United States Artists Fellowship.
September 11 - October 31
I'm very pleased to be included in the group exhibition, Collected Works at Inman Gallery in Houston, Texas.
Objet Petit A, Spoke Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, curated by Matthew Jacques Dupont and Dayton Castleman. The gallery is located at 119 N. Peoria #3D Chicago, IL 60607. Contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
I had a nice conversation with Tim Bowring on his radio show, Zero Hour on WRIR. I’ll post the interview here shortly.
July 16 -
I’ll have some new work this summer at Horton & Co. in a group exhibition titled Oculus Imaginationi featuring works by Sarah Braman, Andy Coolquitt, Keltie Ferris, Lauren Luloff, Jacob Robichaux and myself.
Horton & Co. is located at 504 West 22nd Street, Parlor Level, New York, NY 10011
July 10 - July 28
I’m very excited to be in a group exhibition this summer at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown,Massachusetts, titled browser, inter-actor, co-author, producer, nomad. Show is curated by Lauren Ewing and features work by Ellen Driscoll, Adam Frelin, Maryalice Johnston, Minako Shirakura, Grace Sullivan and myself.
June 7 - August 1
I’ll be at Virginia Commonwealth University this summer working, along with Nigel Rolfe, with an excellent group of students at VCU's Summer Studio Program; a kind of intense post bac/residency program. If you are in the area, please stop by.
My work popped up on vvork.com.
April 9 - TBA
I will have some work in a group show at The Ice House in Phoenix, Arizona titled The Margins.
I’ll be participating on a panel discussion titled “A Question of Depth” in Phoenix, Arizona at the National Conference on the Education of Ceramic Arts Conference.
March 23 -
I’ll have some work in the exhibition, Physical Reminders at the University of Arkansas, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The show is curated by University of Arkansas Professor Bethany Springer.
I’ll be at the University of Arkansas as a visiting artist and will be giving a public lecture on my work.
I’m very excited to be visiting the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. I’ll be meeting with the fellows and giving a public lecture on my work. Please contact the Fine Arts Work Center for details.
I’ll be giving a public lecture about my work and doing studio visits with grads at the University of California, San Diego. Please contact UCSD’s Department of Visual Arts for details.
February 21- March 28
I’m very excited to be participating in a small group exhibition at Kinkead Contemporary in Culver City, California titled Drawn, featuring work by Bettina Sellmann, Jered Sprecher, Kevin Zucker and myself.
Art Papers’ Magazine is having their 10th Annual Art Auction at Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia, which opens with a special preview on February 6 with the auction concluding on the 7th. I have some work that will be included in the auction.
If you happen to be in Italy near Bologna, please stop by Project Gentili’s booth at Art Fiera, I will have some work there.
I’ll be a visiting artist this fall at the Maryland Institute College of Art and will be giving a public lecture. Contact MICA’s sculpture department for more details.
November 15 -
I’m very excited to be participating in Learning by Doing, an upcoming group exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Please contact the museum for more details.
I’m participating on a very interesting panel in Berlin this fall titled “OBJECTHOOD and THEORETICAL PHYSICS: Perspectives on Forces and Matter.” A group of very diverse panelists will try to dig deeper into contemporary perspectives on the age-old problems of objecthood, materialism and time. The panel will be moderated by Pier-Luigi Tazzi, curator of Documenta IX.
October 25 - December 10
Pole Shift, a group exhibition organized by Stephen Lichty of Project Gentili in Italy opens in Berlin. I’ll be in Berlin for about a week prior to the opening. If you are around, please stop by. Contact Project Gentili for more details.
There is a fantastic article on the Teignmouth Electron in the October issue of Yachting Monthly. The 10-page spread includes many images (including a photo of me with a tape measure) and some text about my project with the boat.
September 19 - November 22
I’ll have some work at Project Gentili in the group show preview of Pole Shift, which will open in Berlin this fall.
There is a nice preview of the upcoming Pole Shift exhibition titled A Spiritual Movement? on rhizome.com by Marissa Olsen
I’ll have a work in Omaha, Nebraska this fall at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art for their Art Auction Preview Exhibition. The exhibition of artist’s participating in their Live auction will be up until the auction itself, which will be held on Saturday, November 22. This event promises to be pretty amazing.
I’ll be talking about my exhibition brown gold braid and field and plantlife at ThreeWalls in Chicago. Contact ThreeWalls for more information.
There is a nice review of my exhibition brown gold braid and field and plantlife in “TimeOut Chicago” by Garin Pirnia.
There are some nice words about my exhibition brown gold braid and plantlife in “New City” by Damien James.
Check out the recent spread in the July issue of Cruising World by David Shaw covering the Teignmouth Electron Project.
Karsten Lund, a Research Fellow at MOCP in Chicago, has written a short, short piece about my exhibition at ThreeWalls in Flavor Pill.
Solo exhibition at ThreeWalls in Chicago, Illinois.
An exhibition of new work created while in residence at ThreeWalls will open June 27 and run through August 2.
June 8 -
I’ll be in Richmond for parts of the summer while I work with an outstanding group of students in the VCUArts’ Post-Baccalaureate Program. If you are in Richmond this summer please stop by.
Check out the interview with Eric Zimmerman in issue #98 of Fluent~Collaborative’s…might be good called, The Historian and the Astronomer.
The MFAH Core Program, in celebration of it’s 25th anniversary, is publishing a book, Core: Artists and Critics in Residence.
Spring and Summer
I’ll be in residence in Chicago at ThreeWalls working on a new project.
I'm there April 15 – June 29.
I’ll be a visiting artist at Gettysburg College on April 9 and 10. I’ll be giving a public lecture on my work at 5pm on April 10. Please contact the university’s art department for more details.
My work is featured in the April issue of Flash Art in a short article by Chris Chambers.
I’ll be giving a public lecture titled Beauty, The Limit and Failure as part of the University of Illinois, Springfield’s Visiting Distinguished Scholars Program. The lecture is March 26th and starts 6pm. Please contact the university’s art department for details.
There is a short video piece by Lerri Bolognesi at exibart.tv of me talking briefly about The wake the saint the sound the branch at Project Gentili in Italy.
The catalog Michael Jones McKean: Selected Projects 2003-2008 is now available. It includes texts by Stacy Switzer, Artistic Director at Grand Arts in Kansas City and Brian Gillis, Assistant Professor at University of Illinois, Springfield.
Solo exhibition at the University of Illinois, Springfield as part of their Visiting Distinguished Scholars Program. I’ll be speaking about the work prior to the opening on February 21st. A catalog will accompany the exhibition. Check back for more details soon. The project runs through March 27th.
Project Gentili in Italy is producing a small publication that documents the recent project, The wake the saint the sound the branch. It includes a conversation with Michael Jones McKean and archeologist Matthew Edgeworth, a PhD Research Associate at the School of Archaeology at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. Please contact the gallery for more information.
Sasha Lee highlights Michael Jones McKean in Beautiful Decay.
I’ll have a solo exhibition this winter in Italy at Project Gentili in Prato, Italy just outside of Florence. The exhibition will open January 19th. I’ll be in Italy for about 5 weeks to build and install the project. Check back for more info soon.
Sean Carroll has written a review about The Astronomer, The Builder, and the Volunteers at Inman Gallery in the January edition of ArtsHouston.
Douglas Britt has written some nice words about the exhibition The Astronomer, the Builder and the Volunteers at Inman gallery in the Houston Chronicle.
Paddy Johnson has written some amazing words about the work at NADA in Miami with SUNDAY on her blog Art Fag City.
Nov. 30 - Jan. 5
I’ll be having a solo exhibition of work at Inman Gallery in Houston, Texas in their North Gallery space. The opening reception is November 30, from 6-9pm.
Karen Rosenberg reviews The Discipline of Astronomy and Wind At Sunday in the New York Times.
The good people at The Joanna were nice to include me in their drawing show that opens September 21. Please stop by this great new space in Houston.
September 6 - 30
Solo Exhibition at Sunday
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 6-9 PM
The gallery is located in the Lower East Side of New York at
237-A Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002
This past December I visited Cayman Brac, a small island in the Caribbean to research the Teignmouth Electron, a 40 foot sailboat involved in a failed solo attempt to circumnavigate of the earth without stopping in the late 1960’s. The boat has been beached on the island for the last 25 years. Here’s a link to some images of the boat and a brief narrative of it’s bizarre history. After about two years of research, travel and lots of tribulation, I purchased the boat from its longtime owner, Winston McDermott. Read the press release. I have a few projects that are in the works involving the boat. Check back for more.
Michelle White, the Assistant Curator of the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas and the Regional Editor of ArtLies has written a feature about my work in the current issue of ArtPapers.
A 28-page catalog for the exhibition The Possibility of Man and the River Shallows is now available. The catalog features an interview by Christopher Cook, the Curator at the Kemper Museum with Michael Jones McKean and a short text by Diane Barber, co-director and curator of DiverseWorks Art Space. If you’d like to receive a catalog by mail please email me.
Michael Jones McKean’s studio is looking for a couple interns this summer.
If you happen to be in Richmond, Virginia, I have some work in the VCU Sculpture Faculty Exhibition. It runs through June 26th.
May 17 - June 17
I’ll have some work at SUNDAY in their Project Space.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 17, 6-9 PM
The gallery is located in the Lower East Side of New York at
237-A Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002
March 9 - April. 12
Artadia Reprised, an exhibition of work from the Artadia Award finalists.
Opening reception is March 9th 6-8 pm at DiverseWorks in Houston, TX
A catalog will accompany the exhibition.
College Art Association, New York, New York
Toward Incongruency. I’ll be speaking about my work and participating on a panel at the College Art Association conference in New York City,
Check back for more details…
Check out Bill Davenport’s review of The Possibility of Men and River Shallows, on GlassTire.
January 12 - February 24
The Possibility of Men and the River Shallows,
solo exhibition at DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas
Opening Reception: Friday, January 12, 6-8pm
a catalog will accompany the exhibition
Catherine Lui interviews Michael Jones McKean on KUHF’s Up Front. Michael discusses his recent project,
The Possibility of Men and River Shallows.
Aqua Art Miami, Miami, Florida, with Inman Gallery
Visiting Artist/Lecture, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Lecture, University of Illinois, Springfield
Artissima Turin, Italy with Inman Gallery
September 29 - October 1
The Affair @ The Jupiter Hotel, Portland Oregon with Inman Gallery
Take a look at the September/October issue of Ocean Navigator magazine. There’s a small article on The Great Circuit discovery by Madeleine O’Connor titled “The Longest Route.”
Solo Exhibition at Grand Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. Riverboat Love Songs for the Ghost Whale Regatta will open on Friday, September 1 and will include a small brochure with an essay. The exhibition closes of October 21. View Ad
Will join the Sculpture and Extended Media Faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University.
I’ll be in residence at Grand Arts in Kansas City, Missouri while working on Riverboat Love Songs for the Ghost Whale Regatta. Come Visit.
2006 Artadia Award, Finalist
Visiting Artist, University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
The Great Circuit is discovered! After nearly two years of research and development the longest possible walk-able route around the earth has been discovered. Titled The Great Circuit, the project was realized at the University of Kansas while working closely with the university’s Geography and Cartographic Departments. The project was funded generously by Grand Arts in Kansas City, Missouri as part of the forthcoming exhibition Riverboat Love Songs for the Ghost Whale Regatta as well as The Nancy Graves Foundation based in New York, New York. Read more…
Opening reception for The Core Artist in Residence Exhibition at the MFAH Glassell School of Art in Houston, Texas. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition and will be available in March 2006. The exhibition runs through April 21st.
Opening reception for Leg, a group exhibition at the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Texas. The show will include the work of Gilad Efrat, Michael Jones McKean, Demetrius Oliver, and Carl Suddath. A small catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Lecture at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Awarded the 2005 Nancy Graves Foundation Award by the Nancy Graves Foundation
Lecture at Emporia University, Emporia, Kansas
The Zephyr Breeze and the Deepest Ocean Valley, a solo exhibition at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska. The opening reception is August 26th 6-9pm, with an artist lecture on August 27 at noon. The exhibition will close October 17.