Brian Bishop is an artist and educator who lives and works in Boston where he teaches painting and serves as the chair of the Department of Art and Music at Framingham State University. He 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.