Michael Petry is an installation artist, the Co-founder and Co-director of the Museum of Installation, London and author of the pioneering survey of the subject: INSTALLATION ART, published by Thames and Hudson, 1994.

He was born in El Paso, Texas in 1960 and received a BA in Mathematical Science. Although he began studying mathematics, he gained his BA in Fine Art from Rice University, Houston, in 1981, and in London the following year founded the Media Arts Group. Since 1982 Petry lived and worked in England and has exhibited in Zurich, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Glasgow, London, Houston and Los Angeles.



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