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Department of

Art, Architecture + Art History

Michael Mulno, MFA

Lecturer, Visual Arts

As an undergraduate student Michael Mulno studied photography and its history at Arizona State University. He furthered his formal education in photography under the guidance of Nicholas Nixon at the Massachusetts College of Art, where he received a MFA in Photography. Since then, Mulno has had a specific interest in describing the world through the use of an 8 x 10 inch view camera.


MFA Massachusetts College of Art, 2001

BFA Arizona State University, 1997

Scholarly and Creative Work

Mulno’s photographs depict the people and places found within the American social landscape. His current interest is in describing neighborhoods and the places we call home.

His photographs have been exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions at the Albuquerque Museum of Art, Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography, Center for Photographic Art, Tucson Museum of Art, The University of Toledo Center for Visual Arts, Baltimore Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Photographic Arts, Hyde Gallery, Photographic Center Northwest, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Joseph Bellows Gallery.

Past honors include being the recipient of a photographer’s grant from the Virginia Piper Trust, a fellowship from the Albuquerque Museum of Art, being nominated for the John Gutmann fellowship, and a finalist for the JGS annual photographer’s prize. His photographs are included in several public and private collections including: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Photographic Arts, Albuquerque Museum of Art, and the DLK Collection of Photography.

Teaching Interests

Beginning and advanced levels of photography, as well as special topic classes including: View Camera, Portraiture, and the Urban Landscape.