Gina Dabrowski homepage

Master of Art, 1995 
            Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Master of Fine Art, 1991 
            Photography and Video, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Bachelor of Individualized Study, 1985
            Art History, Photography, and Marketing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN



  • Landfills Project, Solo Exhibition, Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
  • Landfills Project, Solo Exhibition, String Room Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY



  • Refuse Reimaged, Solo Show, Fine Arts Gallery, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN
  • Refuse Reimaged, Solo Show, Central Lakes College, Brainerd Campus, MN
  • RayKo Photo Center, (Por)trait Revealed, San Francisco, CA
  • Foot in the Door 4, Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN


  • Kinsey Juried Art Show, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN, Juror: Jennifer Cahn
  • Portraits, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror: Mary Ellen Mark
  • Uncommon Ladscape, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN, Juror: David Luke


  • Women’s Caucus for Art, Arlington Museum, Arlington, TX, Juror: Maura Reilly
  • Populated Landscape, Flanders Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


  • Beyond Green: Public Art & The Environment, Public Art Saint Paul, St. Paul, MN
  • Erotica, Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Juror: Karen Baldner
  • Alternative Processes, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO,
    Juror: Elizabeth Spungen


  • Gender/Identity, Arts + Literature Laboratory, New Haven, CT
  • Annual II Competition, DreamBox Foto Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • TPS 15: National Competition, Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, TX,
    Juror: Harris Fogel 


  • Artists Council 36th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA, Juror: Susan Ehrlich
  • Juried Photography Exhibition, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, D.C.
  • 22nd Juried Open Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX, Juror: Ann Shaw Lancaster
  • Media New, Symposium and Exhibition, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA


  • Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota, (WARM) Mentor Program, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI


  • Wonder Women Tackle Art! WARM Mentor Program, DiStilo Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • Five Minutes of Fame, Walker Art Center online exhibition at
  • McKnight Traveling Exhibition, Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN
  • Minnetonka Center for the Arts Faculty Show, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI


  • McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (catalogue)



  • Palimpsest, Videographer  with artist Carl Pope, Jr., Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT


  • Duo Corpora, Two-person show, Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


  • Photography at the Millennium, The Faculty and Graduate Students of Indiana University, Ronald L. Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN


  • A Century of Art: 100th Anniversary, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN


  • Fight the Violence, “NoTV” series at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, video


  • She Gets It, Film and Video Festivals, Toronto, L.A., and San Francisco, video


  • “Whose” Looking, California Institute of the Arts, Gallery D301, (thesis exhibition)
  • Two Tracks Running and 8th and Alameda, Los Angeles Freewaves, video


  • 30 Below, University Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photography, Minneapolis, MN, 2010 - 2011
Minnesota State Arts Board, Artist Initiative Grant, St. Paul, MN, 2010
Jerome Foundation Travel Grant, St. Paul, MN, 2005
McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photography, Minneapolis, MN, 2000 - 2001
Teaching Internship Grant, Undergraduate Grant Program, Indiana University, 1997, 1998
Polaroid Scholarship, Society for Photographic Education Conference, 1991, 1995
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, tuition plus stipend, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 - 1994
Rush Rhees Fellowship, tuition, University of Rochester, 1991 - 1993
Agfa Scholarship, Society for Photographic Education, 1993
California Institute of the Arts Scholarship, tuition, CalArts, 1989 - 1991
Wasie Scholar, tuition, University of Minnesota, 1983 – 1985


Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN
The General Counsel, Ltd. - GCL Minneapolis, MN
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY


  • College Art Association - member since 1991
  • Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program - MAEP at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is an artist-managed curatorial department of the MIA devoted to the exhibition of works by artists who live in Minnesota. I was one of seven artists on the panel from 2006-2008, where we were responsible for selecting exhibitions.
  • Society for Photographic Education - member
  • Women's Art Registry of Minnesota - WARM located in the Women's Building in St. Paul. I was on the Board of Directors from 2004-2009 facilitating Special Projects and Events.

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