Drawing at once from design, literature and autobiography, New York-based Michael Stamm probes the need for genuine human relationships in a world that is somehow both increasingly interconnected and deeply alienating. Exploring themes of identity, physical and spiritual wellness, and self-actualization and self-doubt, Stamm’s practice playfully oscillates between distanced, abstract contemplation and erratic, self-conscious confession. The artist's paintings and drawings critically consider the popular tenets of our time with a wry sincerity, reconciling hope and skepticism in an era that requires both. Michael Stamm received his BA from Wesleyan University and an MA in English Literature from Columbia University, before earning an MFA from New York University in 2016. He attended Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2016) the Vermont Studio Center (2016), Yaddo (2016), the Mountain School of Arts, Los Angeles (2017) and the MacDowell Colony (2018). Stamm received the New York Foundation for the Arts annual NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in 2018. His work has been featured in Art in America, The New Yorker, and Artforum, among others. The artist will have a solo exhibition with Shulamit Nazarian in the Winter of 2021.