Brian Bishop 

Brian Bishop is an American visual artist and educator based in the UK who teaches at the Birmingham School of Art in England. 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 Birmingham City University in 2024, he taught at Framingham State University outside Boston, Massachusetts for 16 years with previous faculty appointments at The University of Alabama, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in the MFA programs at San Francisco Art Institute, New Hampshire Institute of Art, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

His studio practice focused on photography and its relationship with the discursive and lyrical nature of painting has been exhibited internationally 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; Royal Hibernian Academy of the Arts in Dublin, Ireland; A+D Gallery at Columbia College in Chicago, IL; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, DE; BECA in New Orleans, LA; Catalyst Arts in Belfast, UK; 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.