David Maisel (New York, USA, 1971) is a visual artist based in the San Francisco area. He is the recipient of a 2008 Artist Residency from the Headlands Center for the Arts, and a 2007 Scholar/Artist Residency from the Getty Research Institute. Maisel has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Opsis Foundation, was nominated for the 2009 Alpert Award in the Visual Arts, and short-listed for the 2008 Prix Pictet Award. Maisel was appointed a Trustee of the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2011. Maisel’s Library of Dust was the subject of a symposium in 2009 at the New York Institute for the Humanities. His works are in major public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and LACMA, among others. Maisel’s first book, The Lake Project, was published by Nazraeli Press and selected as one of the Top 25 Photography Books of 2004 by the critic Vince Aletti. Nazraeli Press published Maisel’s book, Oblivion, in 2006, and Cascade Effect in 2008. Chronicle Books published his monograph Library of Dust in 2008, to wide acclaim. History’s Shadow will be published by Nazraeli Press in Spring 2011.