Brian Bishop
[Artist Bio]

b. 1971 in Memphis, TN; lives and works in Boston, MA

Attended The School of Visual Arts in New York, NY; Memphis College of Art in Memphis, TN (BFA 1993); and Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI (MFA 1995). Prior to joining the faculty at Framingham State University in 2008, he taught at The University of Alabama, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The University of Memphis, and Memphis College of Art. In addition to his teaching experience he has also served as Director and Curator of the Art Workers Union/Plan B Gallery in Memphis and as Director of Exhibitions at Memphis College of Art.

He has exhibited his work in 27 states including solo exhibitions at the Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, TN; Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, CT; The University of Delaware in Newark, DE; Artspace in Raleigh, NC; Georgetown University in Washington, DC; and at Youngblood Gallery in Atlanta, GA. He has also participated in select group exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; A+D Gallery at Columbia College in Chicago, IL; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, DE; BECA in New Orleans, LA; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC; Galway Arts Centre in Galway, Ireland; Gallery 111 in Johannesburg, South Africa and The Painting Center in New York, NY.
[Abbreviated Resume]

EDUCATION
1995 Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1993 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN – Emeritus Fellow
1991 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

GRANTS/AWARDS
2011 Nominee, Brother Thomas Fellowship, The Boston Foundation, Boston, MA
2008 Salzburg Kunstlerhaus, Artist in Residence Program, Salzburg, Austria - awarded but deferred
2007 School of Visual Arts, Artist in Residence Program, New York, NY
2006 Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Artist in Residence Program, Johnson, VT
2006 Faculty Development Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Alabama
2004 Research Advisory Council Grant, The University of Alabama
2001 Emerging Artist Grant, Durham Arts Council
2000 Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Artist in Residence Program, Mt. San Angelo, Sweet Briar, VA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 Boston Art Windows: A Project of the City of Boston, Lafayette Corporate Center, Boston, MA
2009 Louisianna Tech University, Ruston, LA
2009 Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA
2008 The Gallery at Penn College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
2008 Material, Memphis, TN
2008 Murray State University, Murray, KY
2007 University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA
2007 University of North Alabama, Florence, AL
2006 The University of Delaware, Newark, DE
2005 Eichold Gallery, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL
2005 Second Floor Contemporary, Memphis, TN
2004 Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004 Walsh Gallery, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
2003 Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN
2002 Artspace, Raleigh, NC
2001 Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
2000 Arkansas State University, Fine Arts Center, Jonesboro, AR
2000 Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
1999 Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
1998 Cossitt Gallery, Memphis, TN
1996 David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1993 Cooper Street Gallery, Memphis, TN

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 "Material Anthology", Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN
2013 "Tune-In, Paint-Out", Online at CuratingContemporary.com
2013 "Present Tense", Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN
2012 "-ology", Amstel 41 Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and online at o-l-o-g-y.com
2012 "Fifteenth Aniversary Retrospective" Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2011 "Artspace 25: Collective Consciousness", Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland
2011 "Charged Brushes: Ten Artists from The Painting Center Registry", The Painting Center, New York, NY
2010 "Small Works", 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 "The Object of Nostalgia", A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2009 "2009 Biennial", New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester,NH
2009 "Plus One", Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
2009 "Generation 3K", ATAC Gallery, Framingham, MA
2009 "Encaustic Works 2009", (juried by Heather Hutchison), Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
2009 "Northeast Prize Show", (juried by William Stover), Kathryn Schulz Gallery, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
2008 "Gulf-South Regional Contemporary Exhibition", Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art Gallery (BECA), New Orleans, LA
2007 "The Red Clay Survey: 2007 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art", (juried by Margaret Lazzari), Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
2007 "Internal Landscapes", Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, GA
2007 "Second Annual Encaustic Invitational", Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2007 "Drawing on Alabama", (juried by Florence Neal), Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
2006 "Outwin Boochever Portraiture Exhibition", (juried by panel), National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washnigton, DC
2006 "Pink Days, Azure Nights", Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA
2005 "Information in Formation", Visual Arts Gallery, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
2005 "A Link To The Past: Contemporary Artists Inspired by the Renaissance", Museum of Arts & Sciences, Macon, GA
2004 "Drawing: New Directions", Elon University, Elon, NC
2004 "Seventh Annual SECAC Members' Exhibition", (juried by George Kinghorn), Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, FL
2004 "Limit Edge Boundary Asymptote: The Fine Lines of Human Space", City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
2004 "Focus/Alabama", Space 301, Mobile, AL
2003 "Encaustic Works 2003:Fourth International Juried Biennial", (juried by Tracey Brashkoff), Marist College Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
2003 "Drawing Upon Structure", Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
2003 "School's Out: Emerging Artists from the Southeast", City Art Gallery, Columbia, SC
2003 "Switchyard", Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
2002 "Brian Bishop, Ashley Oates, Kelly Popoff", Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS
2002 "Bi-State Art Exhibition", (juried by Sam Corso), Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS - Merit Award
2002 "Body", Musawwir Art Space, Midland Park, NJ
2001 "Working Drawings", Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC
2001 "August Art", Rawspace, New York, NY
2000 "Homegrown", Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC
2000 "Vital Signs: Drawing as Inquiry", (juried by Robert Reed), Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT - Grand Prize
1999 "MAX ‘99", (curated by Buzz Spector), Art Museum of The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
1998 "Memphis Arts Council Invitational", Memphis College of Art Gallery, Memphis, TN
1997 "Will?", Old Dominion University, University Gallery, Norfolk, VA
1997 "Restart:", Gallery 111, Johannesburg, Gauteng, Republic of South Africa
1996 "Arts in the Park - Then and Now: Tenth Anniversary Exhibit", Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

CURATED ARTIST REGISTRIES
The Drawing Center, New York, NY
White Columns, New York, NY
The Painting Center, New York, NY
Culturehall (www.culturehall.com)

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Promus Hotel Corporation, Memphis, TN
First Tennessee Memphis Collection, First Tennessee Bancorporation
Marriott Hotels, Inc.
Northwest Airlines, Inc.
Various Private Collections - New York, NY; Detroit, MI: Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; St.Petersburg, FL;
Washington, DC; Oxford, MS; Seattle, WA, Los Angeles, CA; Little Rock, AR; Boston, MA; Raleigh, NC

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Artscope,"Centerfold", Volume 4, Numer 2, May/June 2009
ArtSEEN,"Drawing Conclusions", Volume 5, Spring 2007
NY ARTS, "Artist's Voice", Volume 12, Issue 5/6, May/June 2007
The Washington Post, "Portraiture's Harsh Lessons" by Blake Gopnik, June 25, 2006
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Colorful Melange Blends Well", by Jerry Cullum March 12, 2006
The Commercial Appeal, "A Splash of Great Painting" by Frederic Koeppel, January 21, 2005
The Star-Ledger, "Connecting Art and the Everyday" by Dan Bischoff, Sunday, August 1, 2004
Art Papers, Exhibition Review "Homegrown" by Linda Johnson Dougherty, Volume 26, Issue 1; Jan./Feb. 2002
The Spectator, "The Spaces Between: Brian Bishop's 'The Longest Year' " by Glenn Perkins, December 26, 2001
New York Times, "Among a Show of Drawings, Looking for Ones with Bite" by William Zimmer, May 14, 2000
The Memphis Flyer, "... Offering up an earful and eyeful" by Cory Dugan, March, 1998
New American Paintings, Open Studio Competition, 1998

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
Associate Professor of Art and Chair, Department of Art + Music, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA


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