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Copyright Michael N Meyer 2002-2023

Artist Statement

Photography as an observational technology has become a foundational presence in our digital-media saturated contemporary society. 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 bend and remix my process to engage photography's telematic interactions with/in society.

Michael is a 2023 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts from The New York Foundation for the Arts.

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Solo Exhibits

Slew / Sync, Robert C. Turner Gallery's Immersive Gallery, Alfred, NY 2021

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

Fresh 2022, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; curated by Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching; 2022

8x12, Floor_ Seoul, Seoul, South Korea; 2022

Smart Objects / Flattened Images, Well Well Projects, Portland, OR; curated by Kelda Van Patten; 2022

New Directions, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; Curated by Vivien Li (Dallas Museum of Art); 2021

Chronologies and Circumstances, Kunstraum LLC, Brooklyn, NY; Curated by Anthony Huffman; 2021

Signal/Trace, /’fu:bar/ Glitch Art Festival, Zagreb, Croatia 2020

Future Cities, Cities and Memory, Oxford, UK; curated by Stuart Fowkes; 2020

ESC - Wave #2030, VVOVVA; The Hague, Netherlands; curated by Ksenia Nunis; 2020

Soundscapes in the Pandemic, Radio Aporee; 2020

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)

The Swap, theswap.info; curated by Stuart Pilkington; 2015

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

The Alphabet Project, alphabetproject.co.uk; curated by Stuart Pilkington; 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


Steven Hackman's THE BRINK | PART TWO World Premier [visual media], Water Garden, Santa Monica, CA 2023

Awards and Residencies

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Digital/Electronic Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, NY 2023

Experimental Arts Residency, Institute of Electronic Arts, Alfred, NY 2021

Member Residency, Kunstraum LLC, Brooklyn, NY 2021

Artist House Residency, St. Mary’s College, MD 2015

Press & Publications

Video Art Zine 1.2, Print Cache, Detroit, MI 2022

Inter/views, Studio Afraz, Berlin, DE 2021

Cities and Memory, Oxford, UK 2020

Cafe Obscura, Rotterdam, NL 2018

Feature Shoot, Brooklyn, NY 2015

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 (as Spectacle Box)

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


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

Instructor, Educational Alliance Art School / Young Artist Program, New York, NY 2006 - 2011

Instructor, Downtown After 3, New York, NY 2007 - 2008

Workshop Facilitator, Guga S'thebe, Langa, South Africa 2001


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

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