Michael Bühler-Rose earned his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2005. For his MFA, he studied with Andrea Robbins and Max Becher at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he also received a Fulbright Fellowship to India, graduating in 2008. Currently a part-time critic at Rhode Island School of Design, Bühler-Rose is a recent SMFA Alumni Traveling Scholars Award recipient, and will have an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in spring 2010. Also an active curator, Bühler-Rose recently organized The Form Itself, shown at Priska C. Juschka Fine Arts in New York, NY and Opposing Photographers as part of Young Curators: New Visions, at the Bond Street Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
Bühler-Rose encourages us to consider that things are not always what they seem. Featured online are selections from his series "Constructing the Exotic." In this series, inspired in part by painting, he photographs western, mostly Caucasian, women who were raised either within the Indian subcontinent itself or simply born into its tradition dressed in their own Indian garments. They, in essence, become an other "other.”
- Leslie K. Brown, PRC Curator
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