Combining a documentary style with sometimes cinematic qualities, Mike Osborne’s photographs capture the reality and fantasy of specific, sometimes charged places. Exploring subjects such as architecture, public space, landscape, and technology, his work reflects his interest in the perpetual flux of the contemporary world, which can be observed in projects such as Enter the Dragon (2006-2008) in Beijing, Taipei, and Shanghai, China; Underground (2009-2010) in Stuttgart, Germany; and Floating Island (2012) in the Great Basin Desert in Wendover, Utah.
Recently appointed Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, Osborne currently lives and works in Austin, Texas, and Washington, DC. He received his MFA in Studio Art at the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. Solo shows include Papers and Trains, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (2010), and On Location: Beijing, Houston Center of Photography, Texas (2008). Among a selection of group shows, he participated in Nowhere Near Here, Fotofest, Houston (2011); Photoforum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2010); and 22 to Watch: New Art in Austin, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Texas (2006). He has received a development grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (2008) and, recently, a Dozier Travel Grant from The Dallas Museum of Art (2012).