Mike Osborne


Mike Osborne Biography

Photographing for over a decade, Mike Osborne has a way of photographing his subjects with a cinematic quality. Exploring concepts such as public spaces, landscapes, technology, and changing architecture, his work reflects the constant change occurring in the modern world. His bodies of work such as Enter the Dragon (2006-2008), from Beijing, Taipei, and Shanghai, Underground (2009-2010) in Stuttgart, Germany, and Floating Island (2012) in the Great Basin Desert in Wendover, Utah. His works address a variety of subject matter, but all reflect the modern world in a somewhat surreal balance between reality and fantasy

Osborne received a B.A. in English from Stanford University in 2000, and an M.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Texas in Austin in 2006. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan (2006-2007), recipient of a Houston Center for Photography Fellowship (2007), a Resident Fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany (2008-2009), and a participant in the Center for Land Use Interpretation’s Wendover Residence (2011-2012). He is a past recipient of an Artpace Travel Grant, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Dozier Travel Grant from The Dallas Museum of Art (2012), and a research grant from the Graham Foundation (2008). Osborne’s work is in the permanent collections of The Austin Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, One Arts Plaza in Dallas, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2010 his work was exhibited at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery at Stanford University. He was recently appointed assistant professor of photography at Georgetown University and lives and works in Austin, Texas, and Washington D.C.