Michael Nathaniel Meyer
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Copyright Michael N Meyer 2002-2020

Artist Statement

As a foundational technology and social construct photography has become ubiquitous in our digital-media saturated world. As such, the design of the systems through which we sense, measure, communicate and consume visual information must be considered as political questions. Examining how the medium functions at a fundamental level shines a metaphorical light on its role and function in larger social, technological and political contexts. Defining the medium expansively, I redirect and reclaim photography's systemic distortions by bending and remixing my process to engage with the unseen structures that support and are supported by photography.

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Solo Exhibits

Selection of Facts, Littlefield NYC, Brooklyn, NY 2013

Works in Process, Atrium Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA; curated by Cally Iden and Julia Staples; 2011

Journeys, 88 Orchard, New York, NY 2010

Natural Construct, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA 2009

Abstractions, TBS, New York, NY 2008

Direct Forms, Safe T Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2006

shift, space, span, Positive Focus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2006

Selected Group Exhibits

Synesthesia: The Space Between, Datz Museum, Gwangju, South Korea; curated by Kwan-Hoon Lee and Minjung Kang; 2019-2020 (info.)

Ten Artists to Watch, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA; curated by Meghan Doherty (LACMA) and Leigh Gleason (California Museum of Photography); 2019

Inter / Section, Rotterdam Photo, Rotterdam, NL; 2019 (info)

Exhibition Lab 2018, Foley Gallery, New York, NY 2018

Ten to Watch, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA; curated by Leigh Gleason; 2018

Camera Works, Rotterdam Photo, Rotterdam, NL; curated by John A. Tyson; 2018 (info)

Evolution, P&I Gallery, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY; curated by Mea Cole Tefka; 2010

Annual Photography Exhibit, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA; juried by Patrick Amsellem; 2010

Showcase, Under Minerva Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2009

Recherche, Stonybrook University, Setauket, NY; curated by Monica Bravo, Kelly Presutti and Julianne Gadoury; 2009

What, Me Worry?, CCCP Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Curated by John Allan Holt; 2009

Up Close and Personal, Gallery 5, L/A Arts, Lewiston, ME 2009

Solstice Salon, Daniel Kany Gallery, Portland, ME 2008

Impermanence, La Lutta Project Space, Brooklyn, NY 2008

Hocus Pocus, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ 2008

GPS, Gallery 5, L/A Arts, Lewiston, ME 2008

S-T-G V, Safe T Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2007

Photographs of the Lower East Side, Ernst Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY 2007

Failure: Loss, Breakdown, and Other Related Signs of Life, Kent Place Gallery, Summit, NJ 2007

Beyond the Obvious: The Esoteric Photograph, Impromptu Gallery, Huntington, NY 2005

Space and Structure, Waverly Commons, New York, NY 2000

Residencies

Experimental Arts Residency, Institute of Electronic Arts, Alfred, NY 2020 (planned)
Artist House Residency, St. Mary’s College, MD 2015

Artist Books

EMFreq, 2019

Transigram #93e5ba48, 2018

Stitched City, 2018

Seoul Welcomes You, 2015

Under Long Shadows, 2015

We Make to Ourselves Pictures of Facts, 2014

Journeys, 2007

Press & Publications

Cities and Memory, Oxford, UK 2020

Cafe Obscura, Rotterdam, NL 2018

Feature Shoot, Brooklyn, NY 2015

The Swap, theswap.info 2015

The Alphabet Project, alphabetproject.co.uk 2009

Verbs on Asphalt, New York, NY 2008

Burrow Magazine, Brooklyn, NY 2008

Darksky Magazine, Issue 5.3, Charleston, SC 2008

SLAMbook, Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe, NYC, NY 2000

Book Fairs

Acid Free, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA 2019

New England Art Book Fair, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME 2019

Bound, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH 2019

Press Play, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY 2019

New England Art Book Fair, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME 2018

Teaching

Adjunct Professor, The Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, New York, NY 2019 - present

Education

NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Photography BFA with Honors 2002

School for International Training, Cape Town: Arts, Culture and Social Change, 2001