About

Michael August is a photographer concerned with the ordinary -locations, objects, experiences- and its capacity to be both common and unique.

He grew up in Virginia Beach, VA, and spent formative years in self-guided study, as he read, wrote, and traveled. In 2019, August earned his BFA at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Currently, he is a student in the MFA Photography and Film program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Michael was part of the New Waves 2016 exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the 32nd and 35th Annual Juried Photography Exhibitions at Suffolk Art Gallery, as well as the 2018 and 2019 Juried Student Exhibitions at ODU. While at ODU, he was also twice the recipient of the Lorraine and Dr. H. William Fink Art Scholarship.


Curriculum Vitae

Education

2019 - current, MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2019, BFA, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Exhibitions

SOLO
2019    
Michael August: An Early Retrospective
, Barry Art Building, ODU

GROUP
2019
Squares, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Suburbs: International Group Exhibition, LoosenArt, Millepiani Rome, Italy

Reconnection, Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, ODU

Genesis 2019: College Student Juried Exhibition (Juror: Leigh Anne Chambers), Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

In Pursuit: A Virginia College and University Student Art Exhibition, D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA

35th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition (Juror: Julian Charles), Suffolk Art Gallery, Virginia

Juried Student Exhibition (Juror: Hampton Boyer), ODU

Undergraduate Research Symposium, Perry Library, ODU

2018
Surfaces: International Group Exhibition
, LoosenArt, Millepiani Rome, Italy

38th Annual Spring Photo Contest
, finalist, Photographer’s Forum Magazine

Juried Student Exhibition
(Juror: Kimberli Gant), ODU

2017
Cultured
, Utopia Feni Creative Studios, Virginia Beach, VA
Retrospective, Utopia Feni Creative Studios

2016
Esoteric
, D’art Center, Norfolk, VA

32nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition
(Juror: Kristin Skees), Suffolk Art Gallery, Virginia

New Waves
(Juror: Jan Tumlir), Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach

New Beginnings
, Utopia Feni Creative Studios, Virginia Beach, VA

Publications

2018

Best of Photography 2018, Photographer’s Forum Magazine

Awards & Honors

2019-2020
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, VCU

2019
Honorable Mention, In Pursuit: A Virginia College and University Student Art Exhibition, D’Art Center
Summer Partial Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts

2017-2019
The Lorraine and Dr. H. William Fink Art Scholarship, ODU

Organizations

2018-current 

Society for Photographic Education, member

Related Experience

2019
Studio Technician Photography, ODU
Volunteer, Society for Photographic Education Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream

Using Format