Michael Jones McKean (Truk Island, Micronesia, 1976) is an American artist and the recipient of numerous awards, most recently a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Nancy Graves Foundation Award, an Artadia Award, a VMFA Fellowship and a number of State Arts Commission grants. McKean has also been in residence at The Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City, The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Central Michigan University as the Stephen L. Barstow Fellow, The Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and ThreeWalls in Chicago, Illinois.
McKean’s work is represented by Horton Gallery in New York City and Gentili Apri in Berlin, Germany. He is an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University where he has taught in the Sculpture and Extended Media Department since 2006.
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