Michael Boonstra

Michael Boonstra’s work examines 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 Ford Foundation sponsored residencies at Playa and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program. Boonstra has had recent solo exhibitions at Duplex in Portland, the A.N. Bush Gallery in Salem, and Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State University. He has created site-specific 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.