Alan Michelson is an internationally recognized New York-based artist, curator, writer, lecturer and Mohawk member of the Six Nations of the Grand River. For over thirty years, he has been a leading practitioner of a socially engaged, critically aware, site-specific art grounded in local context and informed by the retrieval of suppressed histories. Current and recent exhibitions include the 14th Gwangju Biennale, Enmeshed at the Tate Modern, and Greater New York 2021 at MoMA/PS1. His solo exhibition Alan Michelson: Wolf Nation was presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2019-2020. His essays have appeared in Aperture, Frieze, and October, and he was featured in a recent profile in the New York Times. Michelson’s work is represented in several collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Michelson was co-founder and co-curator of the groundbreaking Indigenous New York series with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, where he currently serves on the board.
Alan's Upcoming Workshops
Jul 31, 2023
10AM - 12:30 PM
Critical Dialogue: Art and the Environment: Considering Climate Change
Alan Michelson, Miranda Massie, Mary Mattingly
Click here to register. We want our programming to be accessible to a broad audience. Scholarships are awarded on a space-available basis. If you are interested in a scholarship, please reach out to Liz Ferrill at email@example.com. Acclaimed artists Alan Michelson and Mary Mattingly share their journey of confronting climate change in their art with Climate Museum director, Miranda Massie. At a time of growing momentum to reckon with the daunting effects of climate change, we hear the stories of two artists’ approach to using their art to speak about the changing climate and the myriad of ways it has affected communities in the US. Alan Michelson has been a leading practitioner of a socially engaged, critically aware, site-specific art grounded in local context and informed by the retrieval of repressed histories. Mattingly combines photography, performance, portable architecture and sculptural ecosystems into poetic visions of adaptation and survival, offering specific solutions and architectural prototypes that we can build upon in our pursuit of a better life. Miranda Massie, founder of the Climate Museum, a dedicated home for interdisciplinary arts-based climate programming, leads this exciting and pertinent discussion, inviting us all to tackle this difficult reality through the creative lens of art. Lunch is included and takes place following the program from 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM