Michael Stamm grapples with cultural dynamics, human relationships, and personal identity in his visually dense and meandering paintings. Referencing design, literature, and contemporary culture, Stamm probes the connectedness and alienation of modern existence with humor and self-reflection.
The artist 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. Residencies include the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and the Vermont Studio Center, for which he was awarded the John Imber Painting Fellowship, and Yaddo, all in 2016. As well as the Mountain School of Arts, Los Angeles in 2017 and the MacDowell Colony in 2018. Stamm received the New York Foundation for the Arts annual NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in 2018.