Melissa Borman is a Minneapolis-based photographer and installation artist with a background in film studies. She is a fulltime faculty member in Art and Gender Studies at Century College in White Bear Lake, MN. She also team-teaches an interdisciplinary, summer program at the Burren College of Art in County Clare, Ireland. Her practice reflects on the ways in which modes of relaying information impact our collective cultural understanding of the natural world. A foundational concept in all of her work is the interconnected relationship embedded in using landscape elements as metaphors to depict human stories, and how these depictions inform our ideas of our surroundings.
Melissa has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Regional Cultural Center, County Donegal, Ireland, RedLine, Denver, CO, Griffin Museum, Lafayette City Center, Boston, MA, University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans, LA, and Filter Space, Chicago, IL. She is a recipient of a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Grant and the Rochester Art Center’s Emerging Artist Award. Melissa holds a BA in Art and Film Studies from the University of Nebraska and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.