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The Artist’s Body at Studio Duo NY

Posted on May 4th, by mborman in Uncategorized. No Comments

The Artist’s Body Press Release


Rochester Art Center 3rd Floor Emerging Artist Award

Posted on January 17th, by mborman in Uncategorized. 1 Comment

I am hon­ored to be one of the four artists select­ed as a 2016 Rochester Art Cen­ter 3rd Floor Emerg­ing Artist.

Ini­tial­ly exhib­it­ed as an exte­ri­or instal­la­tion at Tuck­Un­der Projects, What to do When Lost in the Woods con­sists of text, large-scale pho­tographs, and altered, found branch­es.  The instal­la­tion employs the famil­iar theme of being lost in the woods while point­ing to the shifts and slip­pages that occur when infor­ma­tion from the tan­gi­ble realm is processed through dig­i­tal media. The exhi­bi­tion at the RAC opens May 5th.


Fraction Magazine- 7th Anniversary Issue

Posted on May 7th, by mborman in Uncategorized. No Comments

I’m hon­ored to have the image “to be every­thing” from my ongo­ing series “A Piece of Dust in the Great Sea of Mat­ter” includ­ed in Frac­tion Magazine’s Sev­enth Anniver­sary Issue.


The Floating Library

Posted on August 13th, by mborman in Uncategorized. No Comments

What to Do When Lost in the Woods can be found at The Float­ing Library!

The Float­ing Library is an exper­i­men­tal pub­lic art project that intro­duces the cre­ative genre of artists’ books and print­ed mat­ter to peo­ple recre­at­ing on an urban lake.

On Cedar Lake, Min­neapo­lis
Sat­ur­day, August 16 & Sun­day, August 17
Sat­ur­day, August 23 & Sun­day, August 24
Sat­ur­day, August 30 & Sun­day, August 31
11 am — 5 pm

On Lake Winona, Winona, MN
Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 13
Hours TBD

Pad­dle out to find a selec­tion of artists’ books, zines, chap­books, book­ish sculp­tur­al objects and oth­er artist-made print­ed mat­ter for check out and perusal on the water.

Please note that the Float­ing Library is designed for access by boats (canoe, pad­dle board, kayak, row­boat, etc). Swim­ming to the Library is not rec­om­mend­ed.

Boat rental is avail­able at Wheel Fun Rental on Lake Cal­houn.

For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it thefloatinglibrary.org
Ques­tions? Email: thefloatinglibrary@gmail.com

The 2014 … Read More »


City Pages

Posted on August 2nd, by mborman in Uncategorized. No Comments

What to Do When Lost in the Woods is men­tioned in City Pages!


What to do When Lost in the Woods at TuckUnder

Posted on July 16th, by mborman in Uncategorized. No Comments

Tuck­Un­der Projects is pleased to announce the exte­ri­or instal­la­tion Melis­sa Bor­man/What to Do When Lost in the Woods. What to Do When Lost in the Woods is a three-part instal­la­tion of text, large-scale pho­tographs and found branch­es. The instal­la­tion uses the famil­iar theme of being lost in the woods to point to the shifts and slip­pages that occur when infor­ma­tion from the tan­gi­ble realm of print­ed text is processed through dig­i­tal media. The work is inspired by and uti­lizes text copied from a scanned U.S. For­est Ser­vice fli­er orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in 1946. The prac­ti­cal, yet sur­pris­ing­ly poet­ic fli­er advis­es hik­ers on how to sur­vive when lost in the woods. The work exploits the ten­sion between the words them­selves and the way in which they are dis­­­played- draw­ing atten­tion to the dis­tinc­tions between the tex­tu­al and the visu­al. The frag­ment­ed text … Read More »


Interview with Paul Wegner

Posted on November 17th, by mborman in Uncategorized. No Comments

I had the plea­sure of sit­ting down with Paul last sum­mer to talk about my work. You find the inter­view here.