Michael Sherwin is an artist currently
based in the Appalachian mountains of northern West Virginia. From an early age
he found inspiration in the phenomena of the physical world and has spent most
of this life exploring and seeking wild places, including nine years in the
American West. Using the mediums of photography, video and installation,
his work explores scientific, cultural and historical interpretations of the
natural world. He has won numerous grants and awards for his work and has
exhibited and lectured widely. Sherwin earned an MFA from
the University of Oregon in 2004, and a BFA from The Ohio State University in
1999. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Art in the School of Art and Design at West Virginia University.
Originally from Lakewood, Washington, John Holmgren received his Bachelor of Arts
from Central Washington University in 2004, and in 2007 received his Master of
Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In 2010 he accepted a position at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster,
Pennsylvania. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and
has been awarded many grants and awards. Holmgren has taught a variety of photography,
mixed media and printmaking courses at numerous institutions, including the University
of Minnesota, College of Visual Arts, University of Oregon, Prescott College and
Wright State University. He is also an active member of the Society for Photographic
Education and the College Art Association.