Michael Borowski (he/him) is a queer white artist living and working in occupied Tutelo/Moneton land (Blacksburg, Virginia). His work is research-driven and examines the ways in which the built environment is shaped by cultural values and norms. Michael approaches the built environment as a kind of fiction in order to show that design is not neutral, but reflects political values, personal biases, and desires. His work has been exhibited at the Soho Photo Gallery (NY), Site:Brooklyn (NY), The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CO), the Prairie Center for the Arts (IL), The Czong Institute of Contemporary Art (Korea), and Espace Projet (Montreal, QC). He is a 2019 recipient of a Graham Foundation grant.
Michael received his MFA in Art and Design from the University of Michigan in 2011, and a BFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico in 2003. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech.