Matthew W. Borgen

Exhibitions Coordinator, Visual and Performing Arts

Kistler 10 1 (215) 517-2629

About Me

Matthew Borgen is a native of Akron, Ohio. He studied drawing at The University of Akron where he was awarded a BFA  in 1998.

After a year spent living and working in Chicago, He received a scholarship to continue his studies at the University of Minnesota where he earned his Masters in Fine Arts in 2002.

Since moving to Philadelphia, PA in 2003 Borgen has focused on creating drawings, videos, installations, and digital prints that deal with the relationship between nostalgia and history through imagery derived from popular culture sources. He has exhibited nationally, including solo exhibitions at The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Mi, The 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, FL, and The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ in addition to presenting his work throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

He is currently the Exhibitions Coordinator for Arcadia University. In addition he is an Adjunct Professor in the foundations curriculum and also teaches the course The Artist and the Exhibition: Gallery Practicum.

Hometown
Akron, OH

Home Country
United States of America

Education History

University of Akron 1998

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Drawing

University of Minnesota 2002

Masters of Fine Arts, Major in Painting