Cecilia Borgenstam is a Swedish-born artist based in San Francisco. She received a BA in Literature and Cultural Studies from the University of Lund, Sweden, and in 2015 she received her MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she continues to work in the Public Education program, as well as being Richard Misrach’s studio manager when she is not dedicating time to her own photo-based projects.
Her work has been exhibited in shows nationwide and has been the juror's selection in exhibitions by Ann Jastrab, Laura Valenti, Jack Fulton, Stephen Perloff and Millee Tibbs. In 2017, she was in the jury's selection at the Piedmont Center for the Arts 5th Annual Art Show (Carin Adams and Jenny Gheith). She was awarded 3rd place in the Paul Sack Building competition in 2014 and an honorable mention in 2015.
Her latest body of work is exploring the disconnect between materialism and physical vulnerability through a documentation of the transient camps in San Francisco’s Gold