Michael Jones McKean

Michael Jones McKean to Exhibit Far and Wide

Michael Jones McKean received his MFA from Alfred University in 2002 and his BFA from Marywood University in 2000.  A recipient of numerous awards, Michael has been granted fellowships and residencies at The Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Central Michigan University as the Stephen L. Barstow Fellow and The Archie Bray Foundation.  He has recently been awarded the Nancy Graves Foundation Award, an Artadia Award including an Artadia New York City Residency Fellowship, the Thayer Fellowship in the Arts and four State Arts Commission grants including an Emerging Artist Fellowship.

Michael’s work has been shown extensively nationally and internationally including recent solo exhibitions at Grand Arts in Kansas City, DiverseWorks in Houston, Texas, The Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska, SUNDAY and Horton & Co. in New York City, Project Gentili in Italy and Germany, as well as Inman Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.  McKean is currently an Assistant Professor in the Sculpture and Extended Media Department at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Exhibitions:

September 11 – October 31, 2009
Strangers in Conversation
Inman Gallery
3901 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77002

September 17 – 20 , 2009 in Italy
ArtVerona, with Project Gentili
Project Gentili
Prato 59100
Via del Carmine 13
0574 400445

October 6 – November 5, 2009
HCC 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Houston, Texas
Houston Community College
Central Fine Arts
3517 Austin at Holman
Houston TX, 77004

Speaking engagements:
September 14, 2009
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska
Public lecture discussing the upcoming project Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms, a large-scale public rainbow project slated for the spring of 2010.

September 28-29, 2009
University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
Public lecture.

October 20-21, 2009
University of Oregon, Eugene, Eugene, Oregon
Public lecture discussing the upcoming project Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms, a large-scale public rainbow project slated for the spring of 2010.

November 9, 2009
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Public lecture.

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