Jesse Kuroiwa

Visual Resources Center Production Manager, Lecturer
  • Administration and Instruction Services (CAP)
  • College of Architecture and Planning
  • Visual Arts (CAM)

Jesse Kuroiwa is a photographer living and working in Denver, Colorado. He received his BFA from the Ohio State University and MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder. Jesse is a part-time instructor and full-time staff in the College of Architecture and Planning. He has previously held teaching positions at Metro State University and the University of Colorado Boulder.

Jesse has exhibited as an artist across the US, and his architectural photographs have appeared in Dezeen, Architect Magazine, Arch Daily, Modern in Denver, and Dwell Magazine. His artwork is focused around the topics Memory and Place, as well as the idea of the camera as a truth-telling device.

At CAP, Jesse does a variety of work centered around images. He makes images and helps others make images. He stewards the equipment and spaces that help many people make and explore imaging and visualization.

In addition to teaching Landscape Architecture and Architecture courses at CAP, Jesse also flies a drone and is an FAA-certified drone pilot. Jesse likes testing new imaging tech like VR/AR/XR and generative AI image-making.

Jesse is deeply committed and involved with supporting equity and justice wherever he can. Beyond his work at CAP, Jesse’s art/creative/intellectual practice is around memory and place.

Education, Licensure & Certifications


The Ohio State University
BFA; Photography

University of Colorado Boulder
MFA; Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices

College of Architecture and Planning

CU Denver

CU Denver Building

1250 14th Street


Denver, CO 80202


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