Biography / CV
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Bio:
Christopher Borrok is a fine artist and award winning photographer based in Brooklyn NY. Born in NYC and raised in Florida, Borrok was trained as an architect at the University of Florida. In 2012 he received his Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography from The School of Visual Arts, where he received The Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, highest honors, in recognition of exceptional work amongst Master’s candidates. His career started in the early 90’s as a sculptor amongst the thriving art community and social scene of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg. A successful designer and builder, Borrok’s current art practice and focus is photography. His early sculptural work was exhibited in group shows in the early 90's including Gavin Browns first independent group show. His photographic work has been exhibited at The Houston Center for Photography, Soho Photo Gallery and others including shows curated by Elizabeth Avedon, Michael Foley, Russell Lord (Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art) , Lisa Sutcliffe (Curator of Photography at the Milwaukee Art Museum) and in Ruben San-Miguel's curatorial effort "What is a Portrait" where Borrok received category winner for Modern Portraiture. His image "Son's Head" has received awards from The American Society of Media Photographers including an Honorable Mention from NY Magazine's Photo Director Jody Quon. Borrok's images are published in issues #13 & 14 of the Fine Art Photographic journal Capricious Magazine. His community service work for North Brooklyn Farms has been published in Vice Media Eats, and GQ Business Taiwan. Borrok lives in Brooklyn NY with his wife and son.

Exhibitions:
2015 Houston Center of Photography. 33rd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. Houston, Texas. Juror, Russell Lord, Curator of Photographs, New Orleans Museum of Art.
2015 Soho Photo Gallery. WInners of the 2015 National Photography Competition Exhibition. New York, New York. Juror Elziabeth Avedon.
2014 Ripe Art Gallery. What is a Portrait. Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel. Recognition for category winner for Modern Portraiture. Hunnington NY.
2014 Castell Photography Gallery. Next / New Photographic Visions curated by Elizabeth Avedon. Asheville NC
2013 Houston Center of Photography. 31st Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. Houston, Texas. Juror, Lisa Sutcliffe, Curator of Photography, Milwaukee Art Museum.
2012. Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit Pin Up Show, A Sara Macel project. Brooklyn, NY.
2012. Un/common skin. Curated by Michael Foley. SVA Gallery, New York, NY.
2012. Art for a Change. Benefit Auction and Exhibit. Reverse Space Gallery, Brooklyn NY.
2012. Image 12. ASMP Image 12 Winners Exhibition. Calumet Gallery, New York, NY.
1993. Rented Office. Curated by Gavin Brown. New York, NY.
1992. Dandy darlings and new pop strategies. Curated by Catherine Liu. New York, NY.
1992. In and out. Back and Forth. Julia Arts Foundation. New York, NY.

Publications:
2013. Capricious Magazine. #14 Masculine. ISSN (Publishing June 2013). “Eagle” from the series “Glimpse”.
2012. Capricious Magazine. #13 Water. ISSN 15733076 Images “Polar Bear” and “Bath” from the series “Glimpse”. 2012. Glimpse (Desire for a Presence), Self published, MagCloud 1st Edition. Publication of the series “Glimpse”.
1992. Flash Art. Vol. XXV #166. Oct. Dandy darlings and new pop strategies. Catherine Liu.
1992. Lusitania, Volume 1 # 4; The Abject America, 1992. Compressed Transcription #1 (second variation)
1992. In and Out, Back and Forth. Idaho Editions. London England. Exhibition Catalogue.

Awards:
2012. ASMP Image 12. Judges Choice Award. Juror, Judy Quon, Photo Editor NY Magazine.
2012. ASMP Image 12. Honorable Mention.
2012. School of Visual Arts. Paula Rhodes Award. Highest Honor.
2012. School of Visual Arts. Thesis Scholarship. MPS Digital Photography.
Awarded for exceptional work in pursuit of Masters degree.
2012. School of Visual Arts. Academic Achievement Scholarship.

Education:
2012. The School of Visual Arts. Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography.
2003. Pratt Institute Manhattan. New Media Computer Graphics Certificate.
1989. Naropa University. Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.
1987. University of Florida. Bachelor of Design. Architecture.