College for Creative Studies: Foundation


Michael McGillis

Adjunct Faculty

BFA, College for Creative Studies

Research Interests:

Michael McGillis is an installation artist whose work focuses on the chaotic intersection of nature and human culture. He has created installation projects in public settings in the US, Europe, and Taiwan. He projects have received funding from various organizations, including the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Jerome Foundation, and the Danish Arts Foundation.

Significant Publications/Presentations/Exhibitions:

Sited Work.

"Scenes from an Eventual Eden". 2019.
Lille, France, 
Included in the citywide triennial event, "Eldorado". 

"Somewhere in Your Blind Spot". 2016/19.
Orchestra Hall, Detroit.

"Fallen". 2017.
Skovlunde, Copenhagen, Denmark. 
A playground structure included as part of a sculpture park in an abandoned airfield in Copenhagen. 

"Re-Articulating an Approaching Outcome". 2017. Center Galleries. CCS. 

"There's Always Been Something Here". 2017. Breckenridge, Colorado. 
Installed as part of the Breckenridge Festival of the Arts.

"A Slice of Someday Soon". 2016.
Hatch Gallery, Hamtramck, MI.

"Shadow Cabin". 2016.
Ryde, Denmark. Created for a Scouting camp during a 2-month residency in the Danish countryside. 

"Systema Naturae". 2015.
Örebro, Sweden. A multi-site installation included as part of the citywide event, OpenArt.

"Sightings and Encounters". 2014.
Jutland, Denmark. A series of installations / encounters that took place in 3 villages in rural Denmark, and involved public participation.