ARTIST

Justine Kurland, Meeting on the Hill
Meeting on the Hill

In the spirit of 19th-century landscape photographers, who produced idealized images of the American wilderness, Justine Kurland takes photographs during cross-country journeys with her young son, seeking out instances, places, and communities in which the enigmatic nature of the American dream manifests in unexpected, at times uncomfortable ways. Born in Warsaw, New York, Kurland received her BFA from School of Visual Arts, New York City, in 1996, and her MFA from Yale University in 1998. Her work has been exhibited extensively at museums and galleries in the U.S. and internationally.