Michael Olszewski received his B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute in Baltimore and his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has had solo exhibitions at Gross McCleaf Gallery and Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia; Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City, Mo., the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Ala., Douglas Dawson, Chicago, Helen Drutt Gallery, New York and Philadelphia, among others.
His work has been included in over 40 group exhibitions nationally and internationally.
He has been a visiting artist at Kyung-Won University and Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea, and at the Polish Consulate in Warsaw, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,
Virginia Commonwealth University and other venues.
Selected Collections include:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland
He has received fellowships from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, The PEW Charitable Trusts and the Polish Ministry of Culture. Olszewski is currently a professor in the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College Chicago.