Justine Kurland is known for her utopian photographs of American landscapes and the fringe communities, both real and imagined, that inhabit them. A lifelong nomad, Kurland takes photographs during cross-country journeys that reveal the double-edged nature of the American dream. Kurland received her BFA from The School of Visual Arts in 1996 and her MFA from Yale University in 1998. Her work has been exhibited extensively at museums and galleries across the US and abroad. Museum exhibitions have included Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West at the Museum of Modern Art, NY (2009) and Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photography at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. (2009). Her work is in the public collections of institutions including the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, and the ICP, New York; the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal. Kurland lives and works in New York, NY.