Michael Jones McKean (Truk Island, Micronesia, 1976) is an internationally recognized American artist. He is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Nancy Graves Foundation Award and an Artadia Award. McKean has been in residence at The Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; The International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York City; The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center; the Bemis Center; The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana; and ThreeWalls, Chicago, Illinois.

McKean's work has been shown extensively nationally and internationally including recent exhibitions at Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada; the Quebec City Biennial, Quebec, Canada; Grand Arts, Kansas City, Missouri; DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas; Horton Gallery, New York, New York; Project Gentili, Prato, Italy; Gentili Apri, Berlin, Germany; Shenkar University, Tel Aviv, Israel; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; and Three Walls, Chicago, Illinois.

McKean's work is represented by Horton Gallery in New York City and Gentili Apri in Berlin, Germany. He is an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University where he has taught in the Sculpture and Extended Media Department since 2006.