Micah Ganske

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
Artwork
The Full Picture, acrylic on muslin, 100"x84"
The Full Picture, Detail
Sleeping Dragon, acrylic on muslin, 120"x95"
Sleeping Dragon, Detail
In the Red, acrylic on muslin, 65"x40"
Micah
Ganske
Artist's Statement

I am a conceptual figurative artist. Like any conceptual art, conceptual figuration begins with the ideas the artist wishes to impart onto the viewer. Where it diverges from non-figuration is how the viewer responds to seeing the depiction of figures. The viewer, being by a matter of course, also a figure, is made complicit and in turn necessary to the success and conceptual completion of the piece. A figure establishes an immediate connection with the viewer, as it is a vessel for the viewer's own psychological projections as well as a window for the artist to project ideas onto the viewer. Paintings of mine that do not feature a literal figure typically invite the viewer in as the missing element of the work. Our culture's relationship to nature, and technology are the current and dominant themes in my work.

Bio/Resume

Represented by Deitch Projects, 76 Grand St, New York, NY
 
EDUCATION
2005 MFA, Yale University School of Art 2002
BFA, Art Institute of Chicago
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2007    Pictures Last Longer, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009
Inferno, Yautepec, Mexico City, Mexico
The Armory Show, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Art Basel, Deitch Projects, Miami, FL
2008
Conceptual Figures, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Art Basel, Deitch Projects, Miami, FL
The Armory Show, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
2006
The Garden Party, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
 
AWARDS
2005 Adobe Design Winner for Digital Photography