Michael Queenland explores the relationship between culture, history, and human artifacts through sculpture, photography, and installation. His work engages with themes of identity, memory, dislocation, and the politics of the mundane. In this artist talk, Spring 2022 artist-in-residence Michael Queenland discusses his multifaceted artistic practice and his current VAC exhibition, Rudy's Ramp of Remainders 2012/2022.
Masks strongly encouraged.
Michael Queenland (b. 1970, Pasadena, California) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He earned his BA in English literature (1998), and MFA at University of California, Los Angeles (2002). He has had solo exhibitions at Maureen Paley, London (2019); Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2012), LAXART, Los Angeles (2007); and Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York (2007). His work has been included in group exhibitions at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2019); Public Art Triennial, Los Angeles (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2019); SculptureCenter, New York (2019); Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles (2018); Gordon Robichau, New York (2018); Whitney Biennial, New York (2008), among others. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Rome Prize (2016-2017); American Academy in Berlin Fellowship (2009); Art Matters Grant (2008); and the United States Artists Fellowship (2006). He was in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York 2004-2005. He was assistant professor of sculpture at the Yale School of Art 2010-2016. A monographic publication on Queenland's work is due to be published by New York Consolidated Press in fall 2022.