Biography

Micah Stansell (b. 1979 in Griffin, Georgia) is an Atlanta-based filmmaker and installation artist. He received an MFA in Digital Filmmaking and the Arts from Georgia State University. Stansell’s work has been experienced in cities including Beijing, Vienna, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta in galleries, museums, contemporary art centers, and film festivals around the world. He has also worked as a cinematographer with artists on projects and installations that have been exhibited locally and internationally. The multi-channel video installation entitled Presynaptic Potential was shown at Le Flash Atlanta 2009 and at MOCA GA in 2010, and the multi-channel Between You and Me was featured as the centerpiece of Atlanta’s FLUX 2010. Stansell has received several awards for his work including being one of three recipients of the 2010-2011 Working Artist Project award from MOCA GA, funded by The Charles Loridans Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts; a Special Jury Prize for Innovative Film making at the 2009 Atlanta Film Festival; 2009 Cinematography Award Next Frame Film Festival; and a 2008 Student Academy Award Nomination for his graduate work. His work has been reviewed in numerous publications including Art in America, Moviemaker Magazine, Atlanta Art Now: Noplacencess, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Stansell lives in historic College Park, Georgia with his wife, Whitney, and son, Ezra.

Individual works in the MOCA GA Permanent Collection:

Artist’s Website

http://www.micahstansell.com