Arcadia Exhibitions Coordinator Matthew Borgen gave a virtual talk about his work at the Fleisher Art Memorial as part of their "From a Distance: Wind Challenge Edition'' series on April 26.
Borgen shared works that he had started since his previous Fleisher Wind Challenge exhibition, shown in 2018, as well as what he had worked on during quarantine.
Fleisher's in-person exhibitions are on pause due the pandemic. However, they have been hosting virtual events, such as the series that included Borgen. This particular series was established in 1978, the goal being to enrich the lives of visitors and introduce audiences to contemporary art created by the region's emerging artists.
Borgen is a native of Akron, Ohio. He was awarded a BFA in drawing from the University of Akron, and an MFA in painting from the University of Minnesota. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2003 he has presented his work in regional venues including Woodmere Art Museum; Abington Art Center; Barbara Crawford Gallery at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy; InLiquid Gallery; and the Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ.
On a broader, more national scale, he has been included in exhibitions at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Mich.; The 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, Fla.; The Arlington Center for the Arts in Arlington, Mass.; H Gallery in Ventura, Calif.: and Target Gallery in Alexandria, VA.
You can find Borgen’s work on his website, which also has information on his upcoming events.