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Michael Lundgren lives and works in the West of the United States of America. He made his BFA in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York and his MFA in photography at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Various solo and group exhibitions since 2008.

He was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2017. His work resides in esteemed collections, such as the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Fralin Museum, Charlottesville and the Brandts Museum of Photographic Art, Denmark. Most recently his work was included in exhibitions at The Columbus Museum of Art, the Museum of Photography, Seoul; Euqinom Gallery, San Francisco; Lisa Sette Gallery, Phoenix; Flowers Gallery, London and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Lundgren's work has been published in numerous magazines and journals such as Foam; Vice; California Sunday; Harpers, among others.

Various publications/catalogs/ bibliophile photo art books and monographs about him as well as by him.

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On request, we will gladly send you a detailed curriculum vitae and the current exhibition overview by e-mail.

Here is a selection of his work. On request, we will be happy to send you an extended selection of works that may be for sale.

Michael Lundgren gives through his virtuosic photography and bibliophile photo art books (for example: “Matter”  ISBN 978–1-942185-08-6 ) a voice to soil and stone structure, plants, the bend of a river, the stars,  creatures and even to a grain of sand.

Motivated by a perceived lack of connection between humans and nature he exposes himself to hikes through the lonely vastness of the American West. While immersing himself deeply into nature, he stays aware that these areas were at one time occupied by human beings.

His attention is also directed to weathered remains of human settlements, hewn stones or the lingered artefacts of a desert traveler.

Lundgren discovers structures in the wilderness of the Western USA that identify nature and time as awesome artists. Some of his photographs are like a window into a mystical world of an eternity that feeds on transience and recurring cycles.

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