Nicholas Mueller: In Most Tides an Island
Eli Marsh Gallery • 105 Fayerweather Hall • Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Exhibition Dates: September 11 - October 6, 2017
Lecture Thursday, September 14, 4:30 p.m. • Pruyne Lecture Hall, 115 Fayerweather
Reception follows at the Gallery
Gallery Hours: M-F 10-4; Sunday 12-4 • Driving Directions
Image: Untitled (Gardener) from In Most Tides an Island, courtesy of the artist.
Nicholas Muellner is an artist who operates at the intersection of photography and writing. Through books, exhibitions and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political and personal narratives. In addition to solo exhibitions in the U.S., the U.K. and Russia, his writings on photography have been published by MACK, Aperture, Afterimage, Triple Canopy, Art Journal and Routledge. Muellner has given slide lectures at numerous venues in the U.S. and Europe, including MoMA P.S.1, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Union Docs (New York), the National Center for Contemporary Art (Saint Petersburg) and the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago).
Muellner’s work has been supported by MacDowell and Yaddo Colony Fellowships, as well as residencies at the Russian National Center of Contemporary Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art and grants from the Trust for Mutual Understanding, CEC Artslink and the New York Council for the Humanities. He received a BA in comparative literature from Yale University and an MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Muellner is Associate Professor of Photography and Co-Director of the Image Text MFA and Press at Ithaca College. His latest book, In Most Tides an Island was published in March of this year.