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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. 1 Comment

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

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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.