Michael Jones McKean

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD's Campus

Free and open to the public. Registration is highly encouraged.

REGISTRATION for this lecture WILL BE AVAILABLE january 8, 2018

About the Artist

Referencing anthropology, archiving, and technology, Michael Jones McKean creates objects and arranges them in meticulous environments and combinations, confusing timescales and veracity.

McKean, born in Micronesia, currently living and working in New York City, is the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Nancy Graves Foundation Award and an Artadia Award. McKean has also been awarded fellowships and residencies at The Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The MacDowell Colony, The International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City, The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and the Sharpe- Walentas Studio Program in New York City.

McKean’s work has been exhibited extensively. Recent exhibitions include the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston: Parc Saint Leger Centre d’art Contemporain, Nevers, France: Horton Gallery, New York, NY: The Quebec Biennale, Quebec City, Canada: Gentili Apri, Berlin, Germany: The Art Foundation, Athens, Greece: Inman Gallery, Houston, TX: Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada: Project Gentili, Prato, Italy: Shenkar University, Tel Aviv, Israel and The Contemporary, Baltimore MD.

Learn more about McKean and his work at michaeljonesmckean.com

Michael Jones McKean, Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms, 2012. harvested and reclaimed rainwater, 110 pound 5000 year old Campo del Cielo meteorite, conch shell from Micronesia, handmade American quilt from 1880, antique glass prism, 30 year old Bristlecone pine tree, white light emitter, photo background stands, muslin, six 10,500 gallon water storage tanks, modified downspout system, 60 horse power turbine pump, UV water filter, galvanized piping. Courtesy of the artist.

Michael Jones McKean, Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms, 2012. harvested and reclaimed rainwater, 110 pound 5000 year old Campo del Cielo meteorite, conch shell from Micronesia, handmade American quilt from 1880, antique glass prism, 30 year old Bristlecone pine tree, white light emitter, photo background stands, muslin, six 10,500 gallon water storage tanks, modified downspout system, 60 horse power turbine pump, UV water filter, galvanized piping.
Courtesy of the artist.

Michael Jones McKean, The Comedy, 2014. wood, human hair, wig, resin, plastic, paint, lights, stainless steel. Courtesy of the artist.

Michael Jones McKean, The Comedy, 2014. wood, human hair, wig, resin, plastic, paint, lights, stainless steel. Courtesy of the artist.

additional rmcad community events

The artist will also be participating in the following events with RMCAD students, faculty, and staff:

Next Day Q+A Luncheon with Michael Jones McKean

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Spivak
RMCAD faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the VASD Program and Michael Jones McKean for a casual Q+A session over lunch. This intimate gathering provides an opportunity to further discuss ideas presented in the previous night's lecture and a place for students to further engage with our special guest.

Student Interaction

Details to come                                                                                              

McKean's SUGGESTED READING LIST

We ask each of our visitors to provide a list of media and materials that are connected to the visitor's work, interests, and inspirations. Items suggested by Michael Jones McKean will be listed here soon.