Discipline: Visual Art – photography

Justine Kurland

Discipline: Visual Art – photography
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1999

Justine Kurland is an artist and photographer known for her utopian photographs of American landscapes. She was born in 1969 in Warsaw, NY and received her B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York and her M.F.A. from Yale University. Her work has been exhibited extensively at museums and galleries across the United States and abroad. Kurland was also the focus of a solo exhibition at CEPA in Buffalo, NY in 2009. Her work is in permanent collections at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, the National Gallery of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, among others. She currently lives and works in New York, NY.

Portrait by Lili Peper



Justine Kurland worked in the Nef studio.

Nef Studio, the first entirely new studio built after 1937, was donated by esteemed photographer, explorer, author, and MacDowell Fellow Evelyn Steffanson Nef in 1992. Endowed funds for the studio’s maintenance in perpetuity and an annual Fellowship for photographers were given in addition to funds for construction. Mrs. Nef said she had known about MacDowell all her…

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