Brian Bishop

Brian Bishop is an artist and educator who lives and works in Boston. 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). His studio practice focused on photography and its relationship with the discursive and lyrical nature of painting has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. In addition to a curatorial career, he has taught on both the undergraduate and graduate level for over twenty years. “My studio practice is concerned with the process wherein the photographic image remediated through the discursive and lyrical filter of painting can expose latent meaning. The consistent thread throughout my practice has been an investigation of the interstice between fact and fiction in our contemporary life mired in quotidian minutiae, documentation and embellishment.

My interest in this type of parafiction, as well as non-linear narrative structures, is an attempt to pinpoint the overlaps between the tangible and intangible, the conceptual and visceral, the forgotten and remembered, and the public versus private.”

Works

Studio Tour

This five minute video walks you through my studio at Midway Studios and introduces you to the basic concepts behind my work.

Artist Talk

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