Lives and works in Austin, Texas.
M.F.A. Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin
B.A. English, Stanford University, CA
Solo + Two Person Exhibitions
Floating Island, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Floating Island, Artpace San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Papers and Trains, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Excavating the Underground, Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University, CA
Papers and Trains, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
On Location: Beijing, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
On Location: Beijing, Houston Center for Photography
Enter the Dragon, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
Selected Group Exhibitions
Looking at the New West, Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, with Robert Adams, Mark Ruwedel, and others; curated by William Wylie (forthcoming)
Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin (forthcoming)
The Artist's Palette: Primary Colors on Paper, Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Of a Technical Nature, AMOA-Arthouse, Austin, Texas
Dark Matter, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Public Dress, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, with Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Robert Frank, Joel Sternfeld, Chris Killip, and others, curated by Natalie Zelt
Nowhere Near Here, Fotofest, Houston, TX, curated by Toby Kamps and Michelle White of the Menil Collection
Photoforum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Panta Rei, Box 13 Artspace, Houston, TX, in conjunction w/ Houston FotoFest
Promise, Practice, Protocol, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
Contemporary Photographs: Recent Acquisitions, Dallas Museum of Art
22 to Watch: New Art in Austin, Galveston Arts Center
22 to Watch: New Art in Austin, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art
Impossible Exchange, Lawndale Arts Center, Houston, TX
MFA Exhibition, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX
22 to Watch: New Art in Austin, Austin Museum of Art
New American Talent 19, juried by Jerry Saltz, Arthouse, Austin, TX
Summer Drawings, Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
Joyce Ellen Grant Exhibition, juried by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Exhibition, curated by Enrique Chagoya, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University
Austin Museum of Art
Dallas Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Fellowships, Scholarships, Grants, and Honors
Georgetown Summer Grant
Dozier Travel Grant, Dallas Museum of Art
Artpace Residency, San Antonio, Texas, selected by Sarah Lewis
Wendover Residence, Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI)
Nominated for 2011 Arthouse Texas Prize
Resident Artist, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
Houston Center for Photography Fellowship
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Research and Development Grant in support of work in Beijing.
Fulbright Scholarship to Taiwan
Nominated for 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize
Bill and Bettye Nowlin Presidential Scholarship, UT-Austin
Artpace Travel Grant, San Antonio, TX
Puffin Foundation Grant
Fredericka Crain Presidential Scholarship, UT-Austin
Kelly Fearing Presidential Scholarship, UT-Austin
Mary Miller Bartholow Presidential Scholarship, UT-Austin
Burdine Anderson Giese Presidential Scholarship, UT-Austin
David Price Presidential Scholarship, UT-Austin
Leo Holub Photography Prize, Stanford University
Robert M. Golden Grant, Stanford University
Artpace Residencies and Exhibitions - 2012 (forthcoming).
Silva, Elda, “Remote Possibilities”, San Antonio Express News, August 21, 2012. http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/Isolation-dominates-photos-Western-desert-3801525.php
Rice, Andrea, "Hot Off the Press," New York Times, Lens Blog, June 6, 2011. http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/06/hot-off-the-press/
Osborne, Mike, “Christian Marclay: The Clock,” might be good…, Issue 165, March 18, 2011.
Johnson, Whitney, “Postcard from China: Mike Osborne’s ‘Enter the Dragon,’” interview with New Yorker Picture Editor Whitney Johnson, October 6, 2010.
The New Yorker, October 11, 2010. Image accompanying the article, “Boom Doctor: Can the Chinese miracle continue without reform?” p42.
Things Beyond Control: Jahrbuch 10, Merz & Solitude, ISBN 9-783937-158518.
Osborne, Mike, “Shannon Ebner’s They Knew What They Wanted at Altman Siegel Gallery,” Artlies, No. 67, Winter 2010.
Messner, Myra, “Jennifer Little & Mike Osborne @ Stanford”, www.squarecylinder.com, July 20, 2010.
Hearst, Allison, Review of On Location: Beijing, might be good…, Issue 118, March 21, 2009. http://www.fluentcollab.org/mbg/index.php/reviews/review/118/134.
Bourbon, Matthew, Review of Enter the Dragon, Artlies, No. 56, Winter 2007.
Osborne, Mike “Artist’s Portfolio”, might be good…, Issue 87, April 27, 2007. www.fluentcollab.org/mbg/archived/issue87.htm.
Osborne, Mike, “Review: Hiroshi Sugimoto at SAMA”, might be good…, Issue 76, September 15, 2006. www.fluentcollab.org/mbg/archived/issue76.htm.
Haskell, Caitlin, "Press Pictures," Artlies, No. 51, Summer 2006. (Front and back covers and a feature article (Visual Space) containing 15 reproductions and an essay by Caitlin Haskell).
New Art in Austin: 22 to Watch, Dana Friis-Hansen and James Housefield, Austin Museum of Art, ISBN 0-9670952-5-5.
Cohen, Rebecca S., "New Art in Austin: 22 to Watch," Artlies, No. 48, Fall 2005, p94-5.
Hixson, Kathryn, “New Art in Austin: 22 to Watch,” Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online, October 2005.
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire, “’22 to Watch’: Updates from the Live Art Capital of the World,” Austin American Statesman, October 2, 2005.
Koper, Rachel, “22 to Think About: AMOA Shows New Austin Art That Engages the Mind,” Austin Chronicle, August 26, 2005.
May, Jacqueline “in::formation,” Austin Chronicle, August 27.
Van Ryzin, Jeanne Claire, “Information and Just Been Fired,” Austin American Statesman, Artswatch, August 22, 2004, pK3.