Michael Webster

“My work begins with a social conception of space, where shifting territorial boundaries form strata between people. I seek moments where boundaries become permeable – a place where architecture dissolves into raw matter or the surveyor’s tools encode a digital artifact.”

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Michael Webster responds to the social organization of space through site-specific projects, sculpture, and lens-based media. His work is context-driven and materially attuned, investigating the effects of power on social geography with a focus on long-term participatory projects rooted in the southern United States. He has attended residencies at ChaNorth, Hambidge Center, Elsewhere Living Museum, and Penland School of Craft. He was the runner- up for the 2023 SouthArts Southern Prize and was selected as the South Carolina State Fellow.

His exhibitions include the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, the Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, Locust Projects, and the LIVLAB Watershed Space at Western Carolina University. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from East Carolina University and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently, he is a member of Tiger Strikes Asteroid GVL and an Assistant Professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Generously supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Artist Information

Residency Dates Jun 4 — Aug 13 2024

Currently Based SC, USA

Mediums Sculpture

Artist’s Website www.michaelwebsterstudio.com

Partners Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts