Mike Sinclair

Professor of Practice
Primary office:
Chalmers Hall
Room 213A


Mike Sinclair is a fine art and architectural photographer living in Kansas City, Missouri. His fine art photographs are in several public and private collections, including The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 1999 he received a Charlotte Street Award for “photographs documenting forays into the curious realms of leisure pursued by middle-class American society”. In 2007, the book Where are you supposed to be? – a year long look at the Kansas City metropolitan area with writer Hesse McGraw – was published by the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In the July 2, 2012 issue of Time Magazine, Sinclair’s photographs were used to illustrate the special section on the American dream. Writing in The Huffington Post about his 2012 show at Dolphin, Public Domain, Peter Frank suggested “you get the feeling Sinclair could turn his beloved KC into a synecdoche for the whole country, finding a whole country in a single city”. In 2013 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship.