Pho­to by Beth Dow

Melis­sa Bor­man is a Min­neapo­lis based pho­tog­ra­ph­er and instal­la­tion artist. Her work address­es the inter­con­nect­ed rela­tion­ship embed­ded in using land­scape ele­ments as metaphors to depict our human sto­ries and how these depic­tions shape our ideas of our sur­round­ings. She is par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ed in how modes of relay­ing and receiv­ing infor­ma­tion, from fairy tales to social media, impact our col­lec­tive under­stand­ing of the nat­ur­al world.

Melis­sa has exhib­it­ed nation­al­ly and inter­na­tion­al­ly at venues includ­ing Region­al Cul­tur­al Cen­ter, Co. Done­gal, Ire­land, Fil­ter Space, Chica­go, and Grif­fin Muse­um, Boston. She is a recip­i­ent of a Met­ro­pol­i­tan Region­al Arts Coun­cil Grant and Rochester Art Center’s Jerome Emerg­ing Artist Award.

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