Artist Profile: David Maisel
David Maisel (b. 1961, New York City) works primarily in photography and video. His work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions at the Seoul Arts Center, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His 2013 solo exhibition Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime traveled from the CU Boulder Art Museum to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the University of New Mexico Art Museum, among other venues. Maisel has also been the subject of symposia at the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In 2018, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts. Maisel received his BA from Princeton University and his MFA from California College from the Arts. He currently resides in San Francisco.
On October 4, 2018 Director of Exhibitions Jess Wilcox spoke with Maisel about his apocalyptic image of Owens Lake in this Facebook Live video>>