Nicholas Muellner is an artist who operates at the intersection of photography and writing. Through books, exhibitions and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political and personal narratives. His five published books include The Photograph Commands Indifference, The Amnesia Pavilions, and In Most Tides, An Island, which was shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo Photobook of the Year. In addition to solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, his writings on photography have been published by MACK, Aperture, Afterimage, Triple Canopy, Art Journal and Routledge. Muellner has performed slide lectures internationally, including MoMA P.S.1, the Carnegie Museum of Art, The Photographers Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Muellner’s work has been supported by the John Gutmann Fellowship, residencies at the MacDowell and Yaddo Colonies, the Russian National Center of Contemporary Art, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, as well as grants from the Trust for Mutual Understanding and CEC Artslink. He is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography. Muellner received a BA in comparative literature from Yale University and an MFA in Photography from Temple University. He is Associate Professor of Photography and Co-Director of the Image Text MFA at Ithaca College and the ITI Press.
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