Michael Love was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia and is an artist and curator based in Vancouver BC. He attended both the University of the Fraser Valley and Emily Carr University of Art + Design to complete his BFA, and received his MFA in photography from Concordia University in 2009.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Roloff Beny Travel Fellowship (2009), a Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grant (2010), and the BC Arts Council Project Grant (2015, 2018). His photography has been published in Next Level, Prefix Photo and Blackflash magazines.
Love has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. Solo exhibitions have included: Shadow Architecture, Franc Gallery (2019); Between Ideology and Ruin, Franc Gallery (2016); Three Wrongs Don’t Make a Right w/ The Everything Co., Access Gallery (2013); Artek, CAFCA, North Vancouver (2013); The Long Wait, Fofa Gallery and Galerie Les Territoires, Montreal (2009), CAFCA, North Vancouver (2013); I’m With Them, UFV Gallery, Abbotsford (2006); Limitations of Use: A Spatial Metaphor, Lobby Project Gallery (2005).
Love was the co-founder and co-curator of Gallery 295.
In addition to his artistic production, Love has also worked as an arts educator at Emily Carr University and the University of the Fraser Valley.