Michael Krondl was born in Prague in 1960. He is a photographer whose monumental installations challenge a viewer’s perspective of their surroundings. His photographs of natural elements are so detailed they almost appear real, but their enormous scale creates an uncanny tension between what you know and what you see. He has exhibited internationally, including New York, NY; Toronto, Canada; Dusseldorf, Germany; and Prague, Czech Republic. Two recent public commissions include "Splash" in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, and "Variation in Silver and White" in Vail, Colorado. Krondl has been in residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Governor’s Island, NY; Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic; Art Omi, Ghent, NY; Center for Metamedia/Hermit Foundation, Plasy, Czech Republic; and Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada. He is also the recipient of many awards and grants, including an Artslink Grant and a Fellowship with Socrates Sculpture Park. Krondl received his BFA from Cooper Union. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.