Michael Brohman is an artist and educator based in Denver. He holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado Denver and an undergraduate degree in Design and Ceramics from Colorado State University. He is on the faculty at the University of Colorado Denver as a Senior Instructor of Sculpture. He has also taught sculpture in Scotland, Ireland, and China.
Michael has had numerous solo exhibitions and his work has been recognized with an Artist Fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts. Westword Magazine has recognized him as having the best solo Sculpture exhibitions in Denver for 2013 and 2015. In 2013, he received the Curators Award from the Kinsey Institute and his work has appeared as the cover image for the book of poetry, “Clay” by writer David Groff (Trio House Press, 2013). Additionally, in both 2013 and 2010 Michael was awarded 1st place for “Art on the Streets” in Colorado Springs, Colo.
In 2012 and 2007 he participated in residencies at the Jentel Foundation in Banner, Wyo. as well as the Santa Fe, N.M. Art Institute in 2008 and 2009.
University of Colorado Denver
Colorado State University
BS; Design with a concentration in Ceramics
2015 Westword Best Sculpture Show-Solo, Best solo Sculpture exhibition in Denver 2014
2015 1st Place Award, “Representing the West”, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO
2013 Art on the Streets 1st Place, Colorado Springs, CO – Juror Blake Milteer, Museum Director and Curator of American Art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
2013 Kinsey Institute Curators Award, Catherine Johnson-Roehr, Curator of Art, Artifacts, and Photographs, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
2013 Westword Best Solo Exhibition, Michael Paglia, Westword Art critic, Best solo exhibition in Denver for 2012
2010 Art on the Streets 1st Place, Colorado Springs, CO – Juror Jan Schall, Ph.D., Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
2009 Art on the Streets 2nd Place, Colorado Springs, CO – Juror Jan Schall, Ph.D., Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
2003 Colorado Council on the Arts 2003 Artists Fellowship – Awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts for recognition of outstanding artistic
accomplishment. Funds provided by the National Endowments for the Arts and the State of Colorado.
*“Dairy Arts Center shows mark Black History month”, Daily Camera, by Christy Fantz, February 16, 2018
*“Just Give A Damn”, Boulder weekly, by Amanda Moutinho, February 1, 2018
*“The Pirate Alumni Show takes a trip down memory lane”, Westword, by Michael Paglia, June 27, 2018
*“Michael Brohman and Walter Barton at Pirate,” Westword, by Michael Paglia, August 25, 2016