Marc Handelman is a visual artist and teacher. Through paintings, installations, artists' books and other media his work engages the afterlives of the genre of landscape. From the sustained imperial rhetoric of American landscape painting in corporate advertising, political branding, and white nationalist mythology, to the essentialization of the domain we call nature, Handelman's work explores the intimacy of aesthetics in the conditioning of knowledge and the legitimization of colonial and environmental violence.
Handelman received his MFA from Columbia University in New York. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States as well as internationally in such venues as PS1 MoMA, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Artists Space, The Orlando Museum of Art, The Royal Academy of Art in London, The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Grafikens Hus, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Portland Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rubin Museum, The Matsumoto City Museum of Art, and the Storefront for Art and Architecture, among others.
Handelman has taught in the MFA Programs at Bard, Columbia University, Brooklyn College, and Yale University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Painting at The Mason Gross School of the Arts, at Rutgers University where he serves as Chair of the department of Art & Design.
Marc Handelman is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.