Artist, New York
Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts - Class of Fall 2009 and Class of Spring 2010
Michael Queenland is an artist who excavates cultural, historical, and personal forms that have become detached from their original associations and functions. Through sculpture, photography, and installations, Queenland transmutes ordinary materials and subjects into quietly mesmerizing objects that are held together by an understanding of their imminent collapse. Many of his works are made to mirror the unpredictability of time and circumstance as a means of shaping interpretation and meaning. A 2006 recipient of the United States Artist award, most recently Queenland’s work was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. He has been a visiting faculty member in sculpture at the Yale School of Art since 2007 and his work will be featured in the upcoming Phaidon Press publication Vitamin 3D.