Michael Boonstra

Michael Boonstra’s work explores our perception of landscape, time, place, and scale. Many of his recent projects involve time sensitive site-based elements that continue into his studio practice. This allows for both a direct and indirect exploration of place and space through a process that continually shifts between drawing, photography, installation, and sculpture. Recent awards include a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, project funding from the Ford Family Foundation, and residencies at Playa and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program. Recent exhibitions include SOIL Gallery in Seattle, Duplex in Portland, and Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University. He has done installation work and site-based projects in Michigan, California, and at numerous sites throughout the Pacific Northwest. Boonstra received his BFA from the University of Michigan and his MFA from the University of Oregon. He currently teaches at Oregon State University.