Alan Michelson is a Mohawk installation artist whose work addresses North American geography, history, and identity. Michelson studied at Columbia University, Tufts University, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has recently exhibited work at the 5th Moscow Biennale (2013); the National Gallery of Canada (2013); the 18th Biennale of Sydney (2012), the Museum of Art and Design, New York (2012); and the National Museum of the American Indian, New York (2012). He has created permanent public artworks in Richmond, Virginia and at the U.S. Land Port of Entry in Massena, New York. Michelson has received the 2010 GSA Design Award, the 2010 Public Art Network Year in Review, a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, the 2011 Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Artist Fellowship in Visual Arts, and the 2011 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship. Michelson’s work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC; and the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in New York.