Published May 30, 2024

WNY Book Arts Center Announces Michael Bosworth As Executive Director

Michael Bosworth, a Department of Art 1994 alumnus with a BFA,  as well as a BA in English, has joined the Western New York Book Arts Center, as its new leader.

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Press Release from WNY Book Arts Center:

Born just down the road from Book Arts at Buffalo General, Michael Bosworth is an artist and educator who has long been engaged with the culture of Western New York. Bosworth received a BFA in Studio Art and a BA in English from the University at Buffalo, and an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. His artistic practice involves photography, multimedia, sculpture, and site-specific installations.

“After an exhaustive search, meticulously reviewing 40 applicants, including a handful of exceptional local and national talent, the Book Arts Board is proud to announce the selection of Michael Bosworth as the new Book Arts Executive Director! This decision was not taken lightly, and we are confident that Michael's qualifications and expertise make him the perfect fit for this role. Michael is an accomplished and highly regarded artist and educator who has applied his expertise to many cultural arts organizations. His knowledge, skills as a preparator, and ability to develop programming that is on mission were highly praised and sought after.  Book Arts is thrilled to have him leading our team of hardworking staff, volunteers, and artists of Western New York.” - Jeff Sherven, Book Arts Board President

After teaching as Professor of Fine Arts and Photography for the past 25 years, he is excited to begin working with an arts organization that is so highly regarded by its community, unique in its programming and mission, and well-functioning due to the hard work and expertise of its staff, volunteers, and artists.


"I am privileged to be joining the Book Arts community and excited to be able to engage our local culture from a new perspective. The Book Arts Center is a fantastic combination of mission, programming, and artmaking tools all housed in a great building in the middle of a dynamic downtown where it's an exciting time to be a part of the arts. This is really going to be a lot of fun.” - Michael Bosworth, Book Arts Executive Director

Michael Bosworth

Headshot of artist Michael Bosworth, wearing a gray button up shirt, in front of a plant and window. Bosworth has a red short trimmed beard and bald head.
More info about Bosworth can be found on his website:

or Instagram, @aesthetocrat