Mike Dowley lives and works in his native Northern Virginia. He has shown his art locally and nationally, including at Arlington Arts Center (VA), Doris Mae (DC), Art at Kings Oaks (PA), Blue Spiral (NC), Atlantic Gallery (NYC) and the Phillips Collection, Washington DC. His work has been selected for exhibition by William Bailey, Yale University, and Joan Young, Guggenheim Museum and Matthew Higgs, White Columns Art Registry. He was the recipient of a residency grant from Vermont Studio Center and from Art Week, Anina Porter, and Fairfield Porter residency, Maine. He received his M.F.A. in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design and his B.A. from Georgetown University. He is professor of painting and drawing at Northern Virginia Community College and a lecturer in Studio Art at Georgetown University.