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Michael Borowski

Associate Professor
  • Interim Associate Dean for Research and Creative Scholarship
  • he/him

Michael Borowski is a visual artist working with an expanded photographic practice. He received an M.F.A. from the University of Michigan and B.F.A from the University of New Mexico. His research-driven art practice examines overlooked geographies and spaces of intimacy, privacy, community, and belonging. He frequently works with digital and analog photographic processes, and at times incorporates sculpture, installation, and emerging technologies. His recent research and creative work constructs speculative queer histories tied to architectural sites in Appalachia and the South.

Installation Art, Photography, Speculative Design, Technology & Art, Queer Studies

ART 2664: Introduction to Photography
ART 3564: Topics in Photography
ART 4504: Advanced Photography
ART 4894: Senior Studio

Solo Exhibitions:
Azurest, Box 13 Artspace, Houston, TX, 2022.

Home Reports, SRO Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2019.

Queer Constructs, Gallery 201, Lynchburg Diversity Center, Lynchburg, VA, 2017.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
Machine Vision, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2023.

Growing Up Queer in the South, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC, 2022.

2020 National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, 2020.

Perspectives, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 2020.

Lies, Colorado Photographic Art Center, Denver, CO, 2018.

Contemporary Photography 2008-18, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2018.

VMFA Professional Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 2022.

Toolmaker Residency, Signal Culture, Owego, NY, 2020.

Research and Development Grant, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL, 2019.

Diversity Recognition Award, College of Architecture, Arts, and Design, Virginia Tech, 2018.


M.F.A., Art & Design - University of Michigan;

B.F.A., Studio Art: Photography - University of New Mexico