Michael Cardinali was born in New York in 1979, and grew up in Brooklyn and New Jersey. He received a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He has exhibited across the U.S. and internationally. He was recently awarded a 2018 residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and will also be representing Massachusetts in the Treat Gallery NYC project, @treatamericaproject. He lives and works in Boston, and teaches photography at the University of New Hampshire.

Contact michael(at)cardinaliphoto.com

Instagram @mikecardinali

Exhibition Record

2018
Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

2017
The Shape of Things, ph21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2016
Back to School Special: Works by artists from the University of New Hampshire Department of Art, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME
Land, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS
Texas National Exhibition, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
Instantly Yours: A One of a Kind Exhibition of Instant and Instagram Photography, Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, Boston, MA

2015
Evidence and Advocacy: SPE Northeast Member Juried Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston University,
Boston, MA
The Artists Revealed, UNH Studio Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
ACTINIC Festival, Alternative Photography Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
E7900, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
Gone to the Dogs, Niza Knoll Gallery, Denver, CO
A Department of Makers: University of New Hampshire Studio Faculty, Kingston Gallery, Boston,  MA

2014
Art Faculty Review, Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Photography Exhibition, Visual Resources Library, Durham, NH

2013
City Streets | Country Roads, Curated by Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
Annual Faculty Art Exhibit, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

2012
36 (of Many) Pictures and Stories (solo), MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA
2012 Annual Faculty Art Exhibit, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA
Portraits, Curated by Anna Walker Skillman, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2011
Jamaica Plain Open Studios, Boston, MA
Annual Faculty Art Exhibit, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA

2010
Low Tech, Curated by Crista Dix, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Artists in the Arboretum, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston, MA
Black and White, Curated by Andrea Modica, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Summer in the City, Mumford Fine Art, London, UK
Sultry II, Kris Graves Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Paperworks: 4th Annual Exhibition of Art Produced on Paper, Mumford Fine Art, London, UK
12th National Juried Art Exhibition, Curated by Dan Addington, Baker Arts Center, Liberal, KS
24th International Juried Show, Curated by Susan Kismaric, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

2009
Aqua Art Miami, Kris Graves Projects, Miami, FL
To Here: Selections from Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s 2009 Graduate Photography Class. Curated by Laura McPhee, Kris Graves Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Thesis Exhibition, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Landscapes of Remembering and Forgetting: Photographs by Michael Cardinali and Sculptures by Corinne Kamiya, Patricia Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Michael Cardinali: Photographic (solo), Mumford Fine Art, London, UK
Red Dot Art Fair, London, UK
Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University, MA
Midway Show, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Watercolours and Modern Works on Paper Fair, Royal Academy, London, UK
Red Dot Art Fair, New York, NY
Hello, My Name Is…, Patricia Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Sun and Splendor, Mumford Fine Art, London, UK
Bridge Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Red Dot Art Fair, New York, NY
Illumine, NY Fine Art, New Century Artists, New York, NY
Open House Exhibition, Mumford Fine Art, London, UK
Creative Relief in the Days of Summer: An Exhibition of International Art, Little Rock, AR

Residency
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT, May 2018

Teaching Positions
Lecturer in Photography, The University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2014 – present
Adjunct Instructor of Photography, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2010-2014
Adjunct Instructor of Photography, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, 2011, ‘14, ‘16, ‘17
Adjunct Instructor of Photography, Massachusetts Bay Community College, 2014
Adjunct Instructor of Photography, Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA, 2010 – 2013
Graduate Instructor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA 2008 – 2009

Lectures/Visiting Artist
SPE Northeast Chapter, Is Photography Enough? Brattleboro,VT, 2017, conference presentation
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oahu, HI, 2015, lecture
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 2015, undergraduate photography guest critic
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, 2014, lecture
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2014, lecture
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 2011, lecture
Rockland Community College, Rockland, NY, 2010, lecture

Workshops and Jurying
Jury Member, The Fine Art of Photography Exhibition, Plymouth Center for the Arts, 2016
Mohonk Mountain House Photography Workshops, New Paltz, NY, 2014, 2015
YMCA Young Achievers Summer Photography Workshop, Boston, MA, 2008 – present
Photography Instructor, Newton Community Education, Newton, MA, 2010-2011
Photography Instructor, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA, 2010
Palladium Printing Tutor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA 2008
Palladium Printing Workshop, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, 2007

Press
Treat Gallery NYC, @treatamericaproject, Instagram takeover representing Massachusetts, May 27 – June 2, 2018
Photo of the Day, Don’t Take Pictures Magazine, online column, December 3, 2016
2016 Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography, finalist
Emily McInnes, Eye Buy Art from The Garden of Gardens, Eye Buy Art, June 12, 2012
Phillip Jung, Michael Cardinali, The Exposure Project online, November 19, 2010
The New York Optimist, Kris Graves Projects Presents Michael Cardinali, The New York Optimist blog, November 4 – 11, 2010
The Flat File, Michael Cardinali, Wall Space Gallery, October 15, 2010
Christine Finn, London Photo Show Features Striking Tech Mix, Wired.com: Underwire, February 2008
Artist Feature Section, Guide Magazine, Grand Prize Winner of Juried Competition, six-page feature, July 2007

Publications
LOST Boston, Kris Graves Projects, 2018
The Polaroid Project, contributing photographer of artifacts to book on Polaroid photographs, Thames and Hudson, 2017
F-Stop Magazine, Issue #85, Home, October/November 2017
International Photography Annual 5, Manifest Press, 2017
F-Stop Magazine, Issue #75, Wonder-Full, February/March 2016
City Streets | Country Roads, Exhibition catalog, PhotoPlace Gallery, 2013
Countless Connecting Threads: MIT’s History Revealed Through its Most Evocative Objects, Deborah G. Douglas and Ariel Weinberg, MIT Press, 2013
Photographers on Photographers: The Mark-Making of Robert Kozma, Fototazo, July 2011
MIT 150 Exhibition, The Boston Globe, January 2, 2011
Polaroid Archives Provide Snapshot of History, Wired.com: Gadget Lab, May 15, 2010
Greetings from New York, Astoria Postcard, Buzzer Thirty Arts Organization, 2008
Gallery Guide Europe, Cover Photograph, February 2008
Watercolours and Drawings: Modern Works on Paper (catalogue) Royal Academy of Arts, London,UK, 2008

Education
2009 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Photography MFA
2001 Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY, BFA