Visiting Artist: Michael Berryhill
Monday, October 19, 6:30 pm
Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave.
Michael Berryhill is a Texas-born, New York-based painter. Oscillating between abstraction and recognizable imagery, Berryhill’s modestly sized, brightly colored canvases reference Post-Impressionism and Surrealism through a contemporary sensibility. Abound with art historical references and evidence of process, Berryhill’s paintings are picture-puzzles that require careful, slow looking to decipher their playful yet psychologically charged content.
Berryhill received his MFA from Columbia University, New York, NY, a BFA in Painting from University of Texas at Austin, TX, and he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Blütenweiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Okay Mountain and Arthouse, Austin, TX; Horton Gallery and KANSAS in New York City, among others. He was a recipient of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio program, and in 2012 received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting.
Part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series at Boston University.