photo credit: L.B. Trenkamp

photo credit: L.B. Trenkamp

About Gail Borowski

Gail Borowski earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Detroit's College for Creative Studies, where she became fascinated with connecting people to creativity. After acquiring an additional certification from Wayne State University, and earning her Masters of Art in Education from Michigan State University, Gail crafted a delicate balance between teaching, prolific studio creativity, and motherhood.

"I find inspiration in the natural, spiritual, and crafted beauty around me. Within each creation I strive to celebrate color married with theme. I call it a 'passion of reaction'.  I share my inspiration with my 7th through 9th grade students, and with guests of the Detroit Institute of Art's Drop In Workshop Studios, where I teach drawing and fine arts. In turn, my students remind me to stay open to exploration and to never stop being curious."

Gail's artwork have been placed in numerous Michigan galleries including The Higher Art Gallery in Traverse City, The Scarab Club of Detroit, Rochester College’s Hamm Library, Shelby Township Community Center Gallery, the 555 Gallery in Detroit, The Woods Gallery in Huntington Woods, ArtHouse in Northville, Tangent Gallery in Detroit and Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey. She was featured in the 2016 Michigan Fine Arts Competition at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, an exhibit juried by Terrence Hammonds.  She was also included in the 44th Michigan Annual statewide competition and exhibition juried by Mary Fortuna. Gail's illustrations have also been published in a children’s book entitled "Minnie’s Pearl" by author Denise Coughlin. She is always thrilled to share her images in new and surprising locations.

As an Art educator Gail published articles in "SchoolArts", a professional online and printed publication of Davis Art for Art educators.  She is also published in "Education Closet", an art education online professional platform promoting Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) lesson plans and concepts.

She hopes you will enjoy the peaceful warmth of her mixed media work on paper and wood.


Gallery & Exhibition Experiences

2002 Anton Art Center Staff Exhibition

2003 Anton Art Center Staff Exhibition

2006 Solo Exhibition, Hamm Library, Rochester College, Rochester, MI

2007 Second Place, Little Things Group Show, Little Monsters Gallery, Lake    Orion, MI, curator Mary Fortuna

2007 Group Exhibit with Education Staff of DIA, 555 Gallery

2007 Solo Exhibit, Shelby Township Community Gallery & Library

2008-2012 Various Group Exhibits with Shelby Township Fine Arts Society

2013-15 Shelby Township Fine Art Fair

2015 Love, Group Art Exhibit, 555 Gallery, Detroit

2015 Our Rivers Our Lakes, group exhibit, Grosse Pointe Art Center

2015 Group Art Exhibit with Education Staff of DIA, The Woods Gallery, Huntington Woods

2016 Group of Gals Invitational, The Woods Gallery, Huntington Woods, MI

2016 Michigan Annual, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, curator Terrance Hammond

2016 Higher Art Fair, Traverse City, MI juror Shanny Brooke

2016 West of Center group show, Art House, Plymouth, MI

2016 Livonia Annual Fine Art Exhibit, Livonia, MI

2016 All Oakland County Schools Employee Art Exhibit, Oakland Schools MISD, Pontiac

2017 Michigan Annual Art Exhibit, Anton Art Center, juror Mary Fortuna

2017 Bugs, Blooms and Beasts, Scarab Club, Detroit, juror Matthew Hana

2017 Group Art Exhibit with Education Staff of DIA, Placed Gallery, Detroit, jurors Jana Bergemann and Michael Goe

2017 Solo Exhibition, Shelby Township Community Gallery, Shelby Township, MI

2017 West of Center group show, Art House Plymouth, MI Second Place Award

2017 Livonia Annual Fine Art Exhibit, Livonia, MI

2017 D'Art for Art, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI

2018, Broad Ideas, Galena Art Center, Galena, IL

2018 Women, The Carr Center, Detroit, MI

2018, Michigan Annual, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, MI

2018, Wishful Thinking, solo exhibition, The Woods Gallery, Huntington Woods, MI