Born in 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio, Dennis Zaborowski attended The Cleveland Institute of Art from 1961 to 1965. Moving to New Haven, Connecticut in 1965, Zaborowski attended Yale University for three years, receiving both his BFA and MFA from Yale in 1968.
Dennis Zaborowski, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, has been a member of UNC’s faculty for the past 36 years, since the Fall of 1968. Dennis is one of the department’s most popular professors, especially among undergraduate students, and consistently maintains the highest class enrollment numbers in the art department. Professor Zaborowski understands and welcomes the specific challenges and rewards of reaching out to undergraduate students and graduate students alike. He considers teaching to be an important part of his career and life.
In addition to his long-standing reputation as an excellent teacher, Professor Zaborowski is also an active painter, and has exhibited his work primarily throughout the state of North Carolina and the Southeast region. His participation has been extensive in juried, solo, invitational, and group shows in the region. He has taken part in eight North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Artists exhibitions.
In addition, Professor Zaborowski has had one-man shows at the Mint Museum of American Art in Charlotte, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, the Marita Gilliam Gallery in Raleigh, Duke and Davidson Universities, and the West Broadway Gallery in New York City. His work is part of several public or private permanent collections including that of the Mint Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the R.J. Reynolds Corporation, the Philip Morris Corporation, the American Express Corporation, and the North Carolina National Bank. Zaborowski has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants.