Justine Kurland was born in 1969 in Warsaw, New York. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York in 1996, and her MFA from Yale University in 1998. She is known for her utopian photographs of American landscapes and the fringe communities, both real and imagined, that inhabit them.
Justine Kurland, known for her utopian photographs of American landscapes and their fringe communities, has spent the better part of the last twelve years on the road.
Her deep interest in the road, the western frontier, escape, and ways of living outside mainstream values pervade this stunning and important body of work. Since 2004, Kurland and her young son, Casper, have traveled in their customized van, going south in the winter and north in the summer, her life as an artist and mother finely balanced between the need for routine and the desire for freedom and surprise. Casper’s interests-particularly in trains, and later in cars—and those he befriends along the way often determine Kurland’s subject matter. Publisher`s Info
Photographs by Justine Kurland | Stories by Lynne Tillman | 9 1/8 x 11 1/4 inches |160 pages | 85 four-color images | Hardcover.