Matthew Borgen

Exhibitions Coordinator, Visual and Performing Arts

Kistler 10 (215) 572-2198

About Me

Matthew 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, Borgen has presented his installations, videos, and digital prints in regional venues including The Woodmere Art Museum, The Fleisher Art Memorial (Wind Challenge), The Abington Art Center; The Barbara Crawford Gallery at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy; Inliquid Gallery; Mt. Airy Contemporary; The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, New Jersey; and The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, New Jersey.

Nationally he has been included in exhibitions at The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan; The 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida; The Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, Massachusetts; H Gallery, Ventura, California; and Target Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia.

Borgen has served as Exhibitions Coordinator for Arcadia University since 2012. In this capacity he has designed exhibitions for artists such as Ai Wei Wei, Tacita Dean, Ray Johnson, Keith Haring, and Pati Hill. His curatorial projects include exhibitions of preparatory sketches by muralist David Guinn, a survey of the career of mid 20th-century artist John Hathaway, and a presentation of proofs and drawings related to the lithographs of Benton Spruance. More recently, Borgen organized solo exhibitions of the works of photographer Tamsen Wojtanowski and printmaker Jennifer Manzella.

In addition he is an Adjunct Professor teaching in the foundations curriculum as well as the course The Artist and the Exhibition: Gallery Practicum, a part of the Department's minor in Arts Entrepreneurship and Curatorial Studies.

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