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University of Idaho.  Master of Fine Arts.  Moscow, ID, Dec. 2002
University of Washington.  Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Art.  Seattle, WA, Aug. 1995
Shoreline College.  Associate of Arts, Fine Art.  Seattle, WA, June 1994
School of Visual Concepts.  Seattle, WA, 1992-1993
Kansai Gaidai University.  Osaka, Japan, Sept. 1982-1983
Montana State University.  Bozeman, MT, Sept. 1981-1982, Fall 1983

College Art Professor

North Idaho College.  August 1998-present

Boswell Corner Gallery Director, 2014-present

Teach credit courses in fine art and design.  Emphasize integration of art history, cooperative learning, research, creative thinking exercises, writing, and active critiques.  Students display work publicly and have created artwork for nonprofit community agencies through service-learning.  Classes include Sculpture, Art History,
Two and Three-Dimensional Design, Illustration, and Watercolor.  

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

"Horizon Mind." Michael Horswill and Sarah Thompson Moore, Emerge Gallery. Coeur d'Alene, ID, Dec.-Jan. 2022
"Continuum.” Michael Horswill and Allie Vogt, The Art Spirit Gallery. Coeur d'Alene, ID, August 2020

Michael Horswill with Allen and Mary Dee Dodge.  The Art Spirit Gallery. Coeur d'Alene, ID,    June 2018
“Confluence.” Michael Horswill and Allie Vogt, The Art Spirit Gallery. Coeur d'Alene, ID,    Oct. 2016
Michael Horswill and Robert Grimes.  The Art Spirit Gallery. Coeur d'Alene, ID, Aug. 2014
Michael Horswill and Tyree Kearns. The Art Spirit Gallery.  Coeur d'Alene, ID, Oct. 2012
"Dialogues." Esvelt Gallery.  Columbia Basin College.  Pasco, WA.  Sep.–Oct. 2012
"Earth Machines."  The Art Spirit Gallery.  Coeur d’Alene, ID.  Oct. 2010
"An Alarming Lack of Supervision."  The Art Spirit Gallery.  Coeur d’Alene, ID.  June 2008
"Persistent Predicaments."  The Art Spirit Gallery. Coeur d’Alene, ID.  Nov. 2006
"The Space Between."  The Art Spirit Gallery.  Coeur d’Alene, ID.  Oct. 2004
"Looking In Looking Out."  Washington State University.  Pullman, WA, Oct. 2003
​"Organic Mechanical Mysteries." Prichard Gallery, Univ. of Idaho MFA Exhibition, Moscow, ID, Oct. 2002​

Group Exhibitions

Crescendo. Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, May 2024

Changing the Narrative.  International Encaustic Artists and Pacific Art League.  Palo Alto, CA, March-April 2024

Faculty Art Exhibitions. North Idaho College. Coeur d'Alene, Biannually 2000-Feb. 2024

Idyllic. Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, May 2023
Gonzaga University Urban Arts Center, Regional Faculty Invitational, Spokane, WA, March 2023
Silver and Gold Exhibition. Third Street Gallery, City of Moscow, Idaho, Summer 2021
Gonzaga University Regional Faculty Exhibition, GUUAC, Spokane, WA, Spring 2021
Annual Small Works Invitational. Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, Dec. shows 2001-2020

The Inlander Annual “Best of” Gala at the Wonder Building, Spokane, WA, March 2019
1st Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition, Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, June

2018 Regional Faculty Art Exhibition.  Lewis Clark State College, Jan. 2018
Annual Small Works Invitational. The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, ID, Dec. 2016, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001
Little Sculpture Show. Fountainhead Studios. International Sculpture Society.  Miami, FL, Dec. 2013
Saranac Invitational.  Spokane, WA,  June 2012
Harold Balazs and his Enamellist Friends. The Art Spirit Gallery. Coeur d'Alene, ID, Apr. 2012
Art Currents. Public Sculpture Exhibition in Downtown Coeur d’Alene, Art on Loan Program. Coeur d’Alene, ID, May 2011-May 2012.
New Works by Thirteen Artists.  The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID, Apr. 2011. 
Drawn to the Wall IV.  Jundt Art Museum.  Gonzaga University.  Spokane, WA, Sep.-Oct. 2010
Selected Works.  Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA,  Oct. 2010. 
100th Show:  New Work by Twelve Artists.  The Art Spirit Gallery.  Coeur d'Alene, ID, Apr. 2009
New Works by Ten Artists.  The Art Spirit Gallery. Coeur d'Alene, ID, Apr. 2006
Three McMillen Foundation Artists.  Whitworth University. Spokane, WA, Mar. 2006
100th Anniversary Celebration. The Art Spirit Gallery. Coeur d'Alene, ID, Apr. 2005
All-Media Juried Show.  Spokane Arts Commission. Spokane, WA, Feb. 2003
Governor's Arts Awards Exhibition. Idaho Arts Commission. Coeur d'Alene, ID, Aug. 2002
Art on the Green Juried Exhibition.  Coeur d’Alene Art Association, ID, Aug. 2002
Border Exchange. Washington State University. Pullman, WA, Sept. 2001
Ridenbaugh Gallery. University of Idaho.  Moscow, ID, Mar. 2000 
Univ. of Washington Juried Undergraduate Exhibition. Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Seattle, WA, May 1995
Illustration Invitational.  School of Visual Concepts.  Seattle, WA, June 1993​

Public Art, Awards, and Community Activities

Coeur d'Alene Arts Alliance. Artcast with Ali and Callie, Episode 61, Summer 2022
Faculty Achievement Award.  North Idaho College, May 2019

Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission.  Jury member for public art for Coeur d’Alene Library. March 2018.
Art on the Green.  Coeur d’Alene, ID. Judge for booths, March 2018, June 2008.  Juried Show Juror, May 2014, Aug. 2009. North Idaho College President’s Choice Judge, Aug. 2010.
College Art Association Conference. Los Angeles 2018, New York, 2015, 2013 and 2011, Los Angeles, 2009, Seattle, 2004
Sorenson Elementary. Single artist’s work chosen annually from among fifty artworks by fifth grade students for permanent collection, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. June 2015 (sculpture) and 2016 (drawing).
Hayden Chamber of Commerce.  H.A.Y.D.E.N. Award for Art, Hayden, Idaho, Apr. 2016
Lakeland High School. Judge for annual juried student art show, Rathdrum, ID, Mar. 2016
Epiphany.  Public art installation at Hayden Public Library.  Hayden, ID, Nov. 2015.
Kinetic Festival. Artists’ team leader to create public kinetic sculpture.  Coeur d’Alene, ID, July 2015.
Boise Geothermal Public Art Project, one of 3 finalists. Boise, Idaho, Summer 2014
International Sculpture Center’s Iron Pour, one of eleven international artists selected. Miami, Dec. 2013
North Idaho College Foundation.  Grant to create sculpture park in community garden.  Coeur d’Alene, ID, Nov. 2013
Idaho Commission on the Arts. Grant Awarded. 2013
Trilogy.  Public art installation in Educational Corridor. Coeur d’Alene, ID, Sep. 2012
Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.  Coeur d’Alene, ID, Oct. 10, 2011
Festival of Trees. Art donated for fundraiser Kootenai Medical Center. Coeur d’Alene, ID, Nov. 2011
Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission.  Jury member for public art selection.  Sept. 2011
Opera Plus.  Fundraiser.  Coeur d’Alene, ID.  May 2006
The Chair Affair.  Fundraiser Spokane Art School.  Spokane, WA.  Mar. 2006
It Was a Very Good Year. Fundraiser for Coeur d’Alene Public Library.  Oct. 2006
Art on the Edge Summer Camp.  Visiting Artist. July 2005
North Idaho College Foundation.  Grant funded to create human rights sculpture in North Idaho College’s Molstead Library lobby. Coeur d’Alene, ID 2005
Harding Family Center Sculpture Installation. April 2005
No Moose Left Behind. Excel Foundation Fundraiser, Coeur d’Alene, ID. 2005
The Humanities and Human Rights. Community College Humanities Association. Boston, MA. Nov. 2005
Campus Compact Conference on Service-Learning.  Portland, OR. Mar. 2003
Art in the Making. Coeur d’Alene, ID Feb. 2002​

Articles and Television Programs

"'Idyllic' at The Art Spirit Gallery," interview with E.J. Iannelli. KPBX Spokane Public Radio. May 3, 2023
"Lost in Translation," by Carrie Scozzaro. The Inlander, "Health and Home." Jan. 2023

"New Art Show at Emerge." Coeur d'Alene Press. 17 Dec. 2021
“A Confluence of Art and Friendship,” by Heilman, Devin. Coeur d’Alene Press. 14 Oct. 2016
“Choosing ‘Boundaries’,” by Keith Cousins, Coeur d’Alene Press.  June 10, 2016
“Epiphany Day,” by Jake Parrish and “Epiphany Night,” by Shawn Gust, Coeur d’Alene Press. 22 Mar. 2016
“Differences on Epiphany,” by Bethany Blitz.  Coeur d’Alene Press.  Mar. 22, 2016.
“Illuminating the Neighborhood,” by Devin Heilman.  Coeur d’Alene Press.  Nov. 21, 2015
"On Creativity: An Itch that Never Gets Scratched with Michael Horswill," by David Kilmer. Coeur d'Alene Magazine. 2013
“Harold Balazs and his Enamellist Friends!” by Jean Tudor. Glass on Metal. June 2012
“Artists to Watch,” by Michael Bowen.  The Pacific Northwest Inlander Annual Manual. 2011-2012
“The Art of Educating, Expressing,” by Tom Hasslinger.  Coeur d’Alene Press. Oct. 3, 2011
“Michael Horswill:  Writing and Inventing His Art,” by Jennifer LaRue.  Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living.   July 2011
Northwest Profiles:  Drawn to the Wall Artists.  KSPS Public Television. Oct. 28, 2010
“Art Exhibits, KSPS, to Feature Horswill.”  Spokesman-Review. Sep. 19, 2010
“Wall-Eyed,” by Carrie Scozzaro.  The Inlander. Sep. 9, 2010
“Changing Seasons at Coeur d’Alene Gallery,” by Carrie Scozzaro. Northern Journeys. Sep. 2010
“Show and Teach: NIC Art Instructors Present Original Work,” by Tyler Wilson. Coeur d’Alene Press. Feb. 1, 2008
“Artists to Watch,” by Carrie Scozzaro.  The Pacific Northwest Inlander Annual Manual. 2007-2008
“Organic Mechanical Mysteries,” by Michael Bowen.  The Inlander. Nov. 9, 2006
Hands of Humanity: Art, Service-Learning, and Human Rights. PBS: KSPS Spokane, WA, KUID Boise, June 2006.  Documentary Film produced by Instructional Media Services, North Idaho College, featuring three-dimensional design classes working with children’s art program, Art on the Edge, resulting in human rights sculpture
“Grab a Chair, Enjoy the Show: Art School Stages Benefit Auction,” by Julianne Crane.  Spokesman-Review. March 16, 2006
“Whitworth Visiting Artists.”  Spokesman-Review. March 23, 2006
“Sculptures Unveiled: Collaboration has a Human Rights Theme,” Tom Greene. Coeur d’Alene Press. Apr. 15, 2005
“Artist Fills the Spaces Between,” by Cynthia Taggart.  The Spokesman-Review. Oct. 6, 2004 
“Bits and Pieces,” by Sheri Boggs.  The Inlander. Oct. 21, 2004
“ArtWalk in Coeur d’Alene,” by Julianne Crane.  The Spokesman-Review, Oct. 7, 2004 
“NIC Art Instructor Finds Inspiration in Students’ Creativity.”  Coeur d’Alene Press. Nov. 18, 2003

Illustrator  1987-2008.
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Canoe & Kayak Magazine
Central Seattle Cooperative Newsletter
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Northwest Outdoors Magazine
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Washington Law and Politics
Wildlife Conservation Magazine Bronx Zoo   

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Spokane Air Pollution Control (children's coloring book)
Spokane Transit Authority (posters for Bike to Work Week)
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