Michael Ashkin

Michael Ashkin's work spans various media, including sculpture, installation, photography, video, poetry, and text. His work addresses issues of landscape and urbanism, specifically the intersection of subjectivity with the social, economic, and political production of space. He exhibits both in the United States and abroad, including a recent show at the Vienna Secession in 2009. Ashkin received a B.A. in oriental studies from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in mideast languages and cultures from Columbia University, and holds an M.F.A. in painting and drawing from the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Classes (Selected)

  • ART 2401 Introduction to SculptureThis course introduces students to artistic practice in three dimensions using a variety of materials and approaches. Problems require the student to address materials in terms of cultural and historical context. Assumes no prior knowledge of sculpture.
  • ART 4409 Studio in Sculpture
  • ART 6102 Graduate Seminar
  • ART 8001 Graduate Studio IIICourse instructor is the chair of student's Special Committee. Students are responsible, under faculty direction, for planning their own projects and selecting the media in which they work. All members of the faculty are available for individual consultation.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • MacDowell Colony Residency Fellowship (2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Yaddo Residency Fellowship (2013)
  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (1997, 2012)
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2009)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (2010)
  • Secession, Vienna (2009)
  • Documenta 11 (2002)