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SUMMER 2017

I’ll be working with a select group of post –baccalaureate artist/students at the Summer Studio Program @ VCU along with Christine Navin and Irvin Morazan.

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

I will be giving a lecture at the PHILLIPS COLLECTION in Washington DC as part of their ongoing series CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTISTS.

 

OCTOBER 2017

Solo, GALERIE ESCOUGNOU-CETRARO, Paris, France 

 

FALL 2017

As part of the Harker Award, I will be in residence from September to January at the San Francisco Art Institute preparing for a large solo project that will open in January 2018.

 

 

 

HISTORY – – – – – –

 

SPRING 2017

Selected Press:

Michael Anthony Farley of ARTFCITY writes Michael Jones McKean Makes Museums Existentially Terrifying.

In HYPERALLERGIC, An Installation in a 19th-Century Department Store Collapses Time is written by Joseph Shaikewitz.

Sylvie Fortin writes about The Ground in FLASH ART.

Rebekah Kirkman of CITY PAPER writes a comprehensive review of The Ground.

 

APRIL 2 – MAY 28 2017

Very excited about our first ASMBLY_ SESSION ONE.  Framed as a platform for the development of new and extended communities in which artists to discuss their work and those of their peers.  Head by Julie Grosche and Christine Navin with guests: Deana Haggag, Hayden Dunham, Ivana Bašić, Alisa Baremboym, Lena Henke, Jessica Lynne, and Elizabeth Orr.

 

FEBRUARY 18 2017 – MAY 18 2017

The Ground, Solo Project, The Contemporary, Baltimore, Maryland

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APRIL 2017

Visiting Artist / Lecture, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

 

MARCH 30 2017

Very excited to be participating in Yale Sculpture MFA thesis reviews as an outside critic.

 

MARCH 30 – APRIL 3 2017

My work, along with artwork by Moyra Davey, Martine Gutierrez, Nina Katchadourian, Mariko Mori, Narcissister, Virginia Poundstone and John Waters was shown with  Art + Culture Project at  THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW   on Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Also showed a limited-edition artwork alongside Senga Nengudi, Andrew Kuo, Tschabalala Self, and Carlos Rolón/Dzine with Art + Culture Project and NADA, New York.

 

MARCH 25 2017 

THE CONTEMPORARY is hosting a rendition of Pauline Oliveros “Sonic Meditations” at The Ground lead by Adam Holofcener and April Camlin, Ami Dang, Wedndel Patrick and Jess Solomon. The performers and audience will utilize/respond to the sculpture throughout the performance, creating sounds of self-healing that span the entirety of the sound/silence spectrum…

 

FEBRUARY 27 2017

Will be giving a lecture about my work and the development of the exhibition – The Ground, commissioned by THE CONTEMPORARY, in Baltimore Maryland. The Lecture begins at 6pm.

 

JAN 13 – 15 2017

Will be showing a new, editioned work with ART + CULTURE PROJECTS to benefit ARTADIA at UNTITLED in San Francisco.

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NOVEMBER 17 – DECEMBER 22 2016

Au-delà de l’image III

GALERIE ESCOUGNOU-CETRARO Paris, France group show with Gaia Fugazza and Haroon Mirza, Anouk Kruithof, Muriel Leray, Laura Porter, Andrés Ramirez, Florian Sumi, and Romain Vicari

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DECEMBER 1 2, 2016

Visiting Artist / Lecture

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago Illinois USA

 

OCTOBER 29 – DECEMBER 4 2016

Slow, dimwitted carnage 

COUSTOF WAXMAN, New York, NY. A group show w/ Alina Tenser, Anne Deleporte, Azikiwe Mohammed, Cody Hoyt, Corin Hewitt, Dwyer Kilcollin, Jake Borndal, Joanna Malinowska, Josh Schwartz, Kristen Jensen, Kristof Wickman, Leah Dixon, Lior Modan, Lucas Blalock, Michael Jones McKean, Morgan Pearse, Nick Van Woert, Ryan Crowley, Sacha Ingber, Siebren Versteeg, Stephen Dean, Zach Bruder

 

NOVEMBER 2016

Press:

Scott Indrisek talks about my ongoing project with Fathomers in Fathomers Reinvigorates the Grand Arts Mission in L.A. in BLOUINARTINFO.

Mention in i-D by Malou Briand Rautenberg talking about Au-delà de l’image III HERE

Mentioned in Les 5 expos à ne pas rater cette semaine in Les In Rocks

Discussed in Alina Cohen’s review of Problems and Provocations in PROBLEMS, PROVOCATIONS, ROLLER COASTERS, AND GUNS, Los Angeles Review of Books,

 

NOVEMBER 9 2016

Included in Artists to Artists Vol 2 published by THE SHARPE WALENTAS STUDIO PROGRAM featuring work of alumni from 2002-2016.

 

OCTOBER 19 – 22 2016

I have some work at the TEXAS CONTEMPORARY Art Fair with INMAN GALLERY.

 

OCTOBER 2016

Excited to be included in Problems and Provocations: Grand Arts 1995 -2015. The book is available at D.A.P \ Distributed Art Publishers.

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OCTOBER 17 2016

Will be speaking at Fun Problems with Smart People: A Book Opening, a lecture/event with artists and thinkers in celebration of newly published twenty-year survey Problems and Provocations: Grand Arts 1995 – 2015 presented by FATHOMERS at RED BULL STUDIOS.

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OCTOBER 28 2016

Have some work on view in the BEMIS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS’ Benefit Art Auction.

 

AUGUST 1 – 9 2016
Rivers
With THE DRIFT in collaboration with the STUDIO FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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SUMMER 2016
Visiting Artist / Faculty
SSP @ VCU, Richmond, Virginia, USA

 

FEBRUARY 1 – JUNE 5 2016 
The Future We Remember
SOUTHEASTERN CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA. Curated by Cora Fisher, Curator of Contemporary Art, SECCA; Sarah Higgins, Curator, Zuckerman Museum of Art w/ Sterling Allen, Vija Celmins, Ragnheiđur Gestsdóttir, Kelly Jazvac & Patricia L. Corcoran, Lina López & François Bucher, Emil Lukas, Michael Jones McKean, Iman Person, Dario Robleto and Tejal Shah
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APRIL 14 – MAY 25 2016

Dense Mesh 

CARROLL / FLETCHER, London, UK
Curated by Joshua Citarella w/ Lisha Bai, Ryan Lauderdale, Hannah Levy, Michael Jones McKean, Wyatt Niehaus, Kate Steciw and Chris Wiley
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APRIL 20 2016 – PERMANENT
The Seer 预言
Public sculpture for Chengdu, China. Check out the short trailer HERE

 

MARCH 31 2016
Shout outs in Zachary Cahill’s essay EYE EXAM: A REFLECTION ON THE ART OF THREEWALLS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF ALTERNATIVE SPACES in New City Art

 

MARCH 28 2016
Amy White writes at length in BURNAWAY about the “The Future We Remember” at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art.

 

JANUARY 23 – FEBRUARY 21 2016
The Treachery of Objects
FINE ARTS GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, Curated by Margaret Meehan with essay by Noah Simblist w/ Brian Bress, William Cobbing, Jennifer Ling-Datchuk, Julia Haft-Candell, Brian R. Jones, Kristen Morgin, Michael Jones McKean, and Thomas Müller

 

JANUARY 1 2016
Happy to announce I’ve been awarded a VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS AWARD in Sculpture.

 

NOVEMBER 7 – DECEMBER 19
Three Carbon Tons
Two-person exhibition w/ Jered Sprecher, ZEITGEIST GALLERY, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

 

OCTOBER 2015
GORKY’S GRANDDAUGHTER, studio visit, video interview

 

FALL 2015
ASMBLY_ 001_ 5D, Panel discussion moderated by Michael Jones McKean with Joshua Citerella, Judy Fan and Gean Moreno.

 

JULY 17 – 19, 2015
Ssleeping, Bb, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

FALL 2015
Happy to be included in Jo Dahn’s new survey book on contemporary ceramics NEW DIRECTIONS IN CERAMICS: FROM SPECTACLE TO TRACE published by Bloomsbury.

 

JULY 17 – AUGUST 28
Sunset Haircut
INMAN GALLERY, Houston, TX Group show w/ David Aylsworth, Michael Jones McKean, Demetrius Oliver, Jim Richard, Dario Robleto, Robert Ruello, Sigrid Sandström, Brent Steen, Emily Joyce, and Mark Allen

 

JUNE 27, 2015
Interview with Mike Drake in Issue 2 of the THE BLAAAH michael-jones-mckean-blaaah

 

SUMMER 2015
Visiting Artist / Faculty  SSP @ VCU

 

JUNE – JULY 2015
In Residency with THE DRIFT in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

 

JUNE 19 – AUGUST 9 2015
Group Exhibition at the INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, BOSTON, curated by kijidome for the Foster Prize Exhibition.

 

SUMMER 2015
some summertime press:

Some good words from Susie Tommaney about a hundred twenty six billion acres at Inman Gallery. HERE

Small shout from Michael Antony Farley from Art F City re: the Foster Prize Exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston HERE

Small shout from Catherine D. Anspon Papercity for a hundred twenty six billion acres at Inman Gallery HERE

a hundred twenty six billion acres is the second best thing in Texas according to Glasstire VIDEO HERE

Molly Glentzer writes about a hundred twenty six billion acres at Inman Gallery in the Houston Chronicle. HERE

In Portuguese, João Santos Duarte, writes about the Donald Crowhurst Legacy, July 10, HERE

Paddy Johnson from Art F City writes about the Bb booth at the Artist Run Fair in Baltimore. HERE

 

MAY 29 – JULY 11 2015
a hundred twenty six billion acres
solo exhibition, INMAN GALLERY, Houston, Texas, USA

 

SUMMER 2015
Happy to announce that colors passing through us from 2014 as been acquired by the PEREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI (PAMM) for their permanent collection.019_we_float_above_michael_jones_mckean

 

MAY 2015
Dinah Ryan has written a beautiful piece about my work in the May issue of Sculpture Magazine – MICHAEL JONES MCKEAN AND THE SET OF ALL THINGS.
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APRIL 14, 2015
Visiting Artist / Lecture
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE, San Francisco, CA, USA

 

MARCH 26, 2015
Visiting Artist / Lecture
YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT, USA

 

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

 

JANUARY 2015
Excited to announce the catalog release of The Religion with design by Paris-based BIZZARRI-RODRIGUEZ.  On Amazon HERE…

 

JANUARY 2015
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 Strickstein’s introduction Always Already Becoming. The publication is published on occasion of, we float above to spit and sing at EMERSON DORSCH in Miami, Florida, USA.  View PDF HERE

 

DECEMBER 3-7 2014
Two person presentation with Gilad Efrat, at UNTITLED, Miami, FL with INMAN GALLERY, Houston, Texas, USA

 

NOVEMBER 2014
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, Ohio, USA

 

OCTOBER 30 2014
Visiting Artist / Lecture
Carnegie Mellon University / STUDIO FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

 

SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 25, 2014
Traucum 
Group show at 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 2014
Paper for the Sky
Group show at INTERSTATE PROJECTS, Brooklyn, NY organized by Cave out of Detroit, Michigan

 

JULY 7 – JULY 30
In Residence, THE MACDOWELL COLONY, New Hampshire, USA

 

MAY 24 2014
Hunter Braithwaite writes about we float above to spit and sing in the Miami Rail. Link HERE

 

MAY 17 – JULY 31
we float above to spit and sing
solo exhibition at EMERSON DORSCH, Miami, Florida, USA

 

MAY 15 – JUNE 15 2014
In Residence, CANNONBALL, Miami, Florida, USA

 

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
Visiting Artist / Lecture
MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

JANUARY 28 2014
Visiting Artist / Lecture
Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

 

JANUARY 25 – MARCH 1 2014
Archive of Representation and Collections
FAVORITE GOODS, Los Angeles, California, USA, w/ 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, USA

 

DECEMBER 12 – 13 2014
Visiting Tudor
Goldsmiths University, London, UK

 

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, USA. Please contact Cranbrook for more information.

 

NOVEMBER 1 2013
The Religion
Solo exhibition, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, New York, USA

 

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 for more details.

 

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, USA

 

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AUGUST 2013
A short video of certain principles of light and shapes between forms is up on VIMEO – watch HERE

 

Summer 2013
Interview with Sean Horton talking about the exhibition up this summer at Horton Gallery. CHECK IT OUR HERE.

 

JUNE 19 – AUGUST 23 2013
Seven Sculptures
Two person exhibition, w/ Jackie Gendel, Horton Gallery, New York, New York.

 

MAY 4 2013
Interview about my work on National Public Radiio’s With Good Reason.

 

APRIL 2013
AN EVOLVING TURN, a conversation with Timur Si-Qin, Pablo Larios and Michael Jones McKean in DIS Magazine.

 

FEBRUARY 6 – 7 2013
Visiting Artist / Lecture
Metro University, Denver, Colorado, USA

 

JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 16 2013
Love and Resources
Two person exhibition w/Timur Si-Qin, FAVORITE GOODS, Chinatown Los Angeles, California

 

JANUARY 9 2012
DIS MAGAZINE gives Love and Resources at Favorite Goods some love….