Overview

Drawing at once from design, literature and autobiography, Michael Stamm probes the need for genuine human relationships in a world that is somehow both increasingly interconnected and deeply alienated. Exploring themes of identity, physical and spiritual wellness, self-actualization and self-doubt, Stamm’s practice playfully oscillates between distanced, abstract contemplation and erratic, self-conscious confession. Stamm’s paintings and drawings critically consider the popular tenets of our time with a wry sincerity, reconciling hope and skepticism in an era that requires large doses of both.

 


 

 Michael Stamm (b. 1983 Evanston, IL; Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) received his BA from Wesleyan University and MA in English Literature from Columbia University before earning his MFA from New York University in 2016. Select solo exhibitions include Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA, and DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY. Stamm has been featured in group exhibitions at Deli Gallery, New York, NY; Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY; Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK; Galerie Tobias Naehring, Leipzig, Germany; and GRIMM Gallery, Amsterdam, NL. Residencies include the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, ME; Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, for which he was awarded the John Imber Painting Fellowship; Yaddo; Mountain School of Arts, Los Angeles, CA; and MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH. The artist received the New York Foundation for the Arts annual NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in 2018 and his works are in the permanent collection of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL.

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