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Michael W.
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Michael W.
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Explore art theory with an artist and educator with 20+ years experience
I have taught art for over 20 years at a variety of colleges and universities—including Yale School of Art, University of California, Claremont Colleges and Otis College of Art. I am also a practicing artist with an international exhibition record. I received my MFA from Yale and specialize in conceptual art—grounding my multimedia work in painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and film in a theoretical rigor. My work and writing have appeared in a number of essays, articles and books. I approach art as a meaningful activity in the world that spans a variety of cultural histories and traditions. My teaching approach is direct, but persistent: I seek to find the motivating drives in the student, to assist in developing those drives through education in historical and contemporary art theory, and to help channel that knowledge into personally-resonant theoretical production.
About Michael W.

I am an artist whose cross-disciplinary, collaborative and multimedia projects have investigated contemporary apocalypticism, the role of fantasy in ideology and new forms of documentary. I have exhibited my work widely, including the Sigmund Freud Museum (Vienna), Rotterdam Film Festival, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Ars Electronica, Entermultimediale, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, RealArtWays and the Kunsthalle Dusseldorf. As a member of the Los Angeles new media collaborative C-level, I co-produced the documentary video game installation Waco Resurrection which debuted at The Kitchen (NYC) in 2004. In 2006, I completed the experimental video game MediaBlackout, an allegorical simulation allowing players to experience the War on Terror as a coordinated in-game advertising campaign. My film on the mainstreaming of American Christian fascism titled Silhouette City premiered at the 2008 Miami International Film Festival and a companion volume of supplementary texts, images and documents was distributed in 2010 by University of Chicago Press. I have taught film, video, new media and art practice at Yale School of Art, Pitzer College, UC-Riverside, UC-Irvine, Otis College of Art and Cal-Poly-Pomona. I am the recipient of a 2020 Morris Foundation Grant, a 2013 Residency at the DeYoung Musem, a 2008 Residency at Headlands Center for the Arts, a 2007 Funding Exchange Grant, a 2006 Yip Harburg Foundation Grant, an Honorary Mention at the 2005 Ars Electronica and a 2004 Rhizome Commission. I hold an MFA from Yale School of Art, a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and a BA from Hendrix College.

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