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WINTER 2016

JORDAN SCHINITZER MUSUEM, Eugene, Oregon

 

NOVEMBER 2015

THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM, Baltimore, Maryland  

 

SUMMER 2015

THE DRIFT, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

MARCH 26, 2015

Visiting Artist / Lecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT

 

FEBRUARY 2015

INMAN GALLERY, Houston, Texas

DECEMBER 3-7

Two person presentation with Gilad Efrat, at UNTITLED, Miami, FL with INMAN GALLERY, Houston, TX

 

NOVEMBER 3, 2014

Visiting Artist / Lecture, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

 

OCTOBER 30, 2014

Visiting Artist / Lecture, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

 

 

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SEPTEMBER 2014 - AUGUST 2015

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be in residence this year at the MARIE WALSH SHARPE SPACE PROGRAM, DUMBO, New York.

SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 25, 2014

Group show, Traucum, PARC SAINT LEGER CENTRE D’ART CONTEMPORAINin 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.

NOW

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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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 CollectionsFavorite 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.

August 2013

A short video of certain principles of light and shapes between forms is up on Vimeo. 

Summer 2013

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.

April 2013

An Evolving Turn, a conversation with Timur Si-Qin, Pablo Larios and myself in DIS Magazine.

 

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.... 

December

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.

September

The International Sculpture Center has published a lecture I gave this summer - you can watch it here.

 

Summer 2012The 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:

www.therainbow.org. The site was designed by renowned designers, Project Projects, based in New York City.

 

 

June 27, 2012

I'm excited to announce the launch of the mobile app for The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms. Download it here for iPhone or Android.

 

 

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....

 

May 2012

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.

April 12

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.'
 

April 5

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. 

 

March 22

Lecture in Tel Aviv at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. The lecture begins at 1230pm. Contact the school for more details.

March

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.

January

Interview with Laura O'Shea on QF Radio, 93.7FM in Qatar.

Winter 2010

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:

discovery.com 1.06.11 by Amy Dusto

artstar 1.19.11 by 8track Honey

inhabitat.com  12.20.10 by Bridgette Meinhold

gizmodo.com  12.21.10 by Kyle VanHemert

timeeco.com   12.21.10 by Lily Thorne

npr science news 12.22.10

ecofriend.com  12.21.10

geekosystem.com   12.21.10 by James Plafke

hedonister.com  12.22.10

treehugger.com  12.26.10 by Stephen Messenger

wonderhowto.com  12.26.10

greenmuze.com   12.27.10

swiss-miss.com   12.30.10

bogofbrains.com  12.31.10

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

Winners X.

June 23

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.

May 28

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

 

May 20

Harry Kollatz Jr. at Richmond Magazine has written some nice words about my work in an article titled The Hard Transparency of Things.

May

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 18

Colleen Curran wrote an nice piece about  my work featured in Richmond.com titled A Rainbow Runs Through It.

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.

February 19

QVNOXW// - group show in the Lower East Side opening February 19th 8pm, 86 Forsyth, 5th floor, NYC.

February

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.

February

A short piece by Perrin Drumm, Channeling Joseph Cornell posted on www.sundancechannel.com.

February

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.

 

 

2009

November 9
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.

October 2
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.

Fall

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.

September

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.   

September 17
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.

Summer

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.

August 22
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 spokechicago@gmail.com for more details.

August
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 - August 21
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.

May
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.

April 8
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 - April 15
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.

March 22
I’ll be at the University of Arkansas as a visiting artist and will be giving a public lecture on my work.

March 13
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.

March 5
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.

February 7
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.

January 21-25
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.

 

2008

November 19-20
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 - January 11
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.

November 3
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.

October
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.

September 5
There is a nice preview of the upcoming Pole Shift exhibition titled A Spiritual Movement? on rhizome.com by Marissa Olsen

September
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.

August 1
I’ll be talking about my exhibition brown gold braid and field and plantlife at ThreeWalls in Chicago. Contact ThreeWalls for more information.

July 27
There is a nice review of my exhibition brown gold braid and field and plantlife in “TimeOut Chicago” by Garin Pirnia.

July 24
There are some nice words about my exhibition brown gold braid and plantlife in “New City” by Damien James.

July
Check out the recent spread in the July issue of Cruising World by David Shaw covering the Teignmouth Electron Project.

June 27
Karsten Lund, a Research Fellow at MOCP in Chicago, has written a short, short piece about my exhibition at ThreeWalls in Flavor Pill.

June 27
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 - August 1
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.

May 2
Check out the interview with Eric Zimmerman in issue #98 of Fluent~Collaborative’s…might be good called, The Historian and the Astronomer.

May
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.

April 10
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.

April
My work is featured in the April issue of Flash Art in a short article by Chris Chambers.

March 26
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.

March
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.

March
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.  

February 21
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.

February
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.  

January 21
Sasha Lee highlights Michael Jones McKean in Beautiful Decay.

January 19
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.

January
Sean Carroll has written a review about The Astronomer, The Builder, and the Volunteers at Inman Gallery in the January edition of ArtsHouston.  

 

2007

December 26
Douglas Britt has written some nice words about the exhibition The Astronomer, the Builder and the Volunteers at Inman gallery in the Houston Chronicle. 

December 8
Paddy Johnson has written some amazing words about the work at NADA in Miami with SUNDAY on her blog Art Fag City.

December 4-9
I’ll be having a solo presentation of new work at the NADA Art Fair in Miami, Florida with SUNDAY, New York, NY.
There is a preview on December 4th. The fair dates are December 5-9.

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.

September 28
Karen Rosenberg reviews The Discipline of Astronomy and Wind At Sunday in the New York Times.

September 21
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 12
James Wagner has written some nice words about my exhibition The Discipline of Astronomy and Wind at SUNDAY on his blog - jameswagner.com

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

August 3
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.

July 12
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.

July
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. 

Summer
Michael Jones McKean’s studio is looking for a couple interns this summer.

June 20
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.

February 14-17
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…

February
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

January
Catherine Lui interviews Michael Jones McKean on KUHF’s Up Front. Michael discusses his recent project,
The Possibility of Men and River Shallows.
 

 

2006

December 7-10
Aqua Art Miami, Miami, Florida, with Inman Gallery

November 27-28
Visiting Artist/Lecture, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

November 17
Lecture, University of Illinois, Springfield

November 10-12
Artissima Turin, Italy with Inman Gallery

September 29 - October 1
The Affair @ The Jupiter Hotel, Portland Oregon with Inman Gallery

September 15
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.”

September 1
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

Fall
Will join the Sculpture and Extended Media Faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Summer
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.

April 21
2006 Artadia Award, Finalist

March 26
Visiting Artist, University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

March 21
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…

March 17
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.

February 3
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.

 

2005

December 8
Lecture at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

September 1
Awarded the 2005 Nancy Graves Foundation Award by the Nancy Graves Foundation

September 27
Lecture at Emporia University, Emporia, Kansas

August 26
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.