Berrisford W Boothe
Affiliate in Africana Studies
M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art
Room 311 Department of Art, Architecture and Design Chandler-Ullmann Hall
Berrisford Boothe received his BA in Art from Lafayette College and his M.F.A from The Maryland Institute College of Art where he was the sole recipient of the1986 Walter’s Travelling Fellowship. He is a dedicated practicing visual artist and a well-established presence in the Eastern U.S. art scene for over 20 years. Boothe has produced 13 solo exhibitions and participated in over 65 group shows. He has crafted his career as a painter, digital artist, printmaker, photographer, lecturer & curator. As a video and installation artist, he very recently produced and exhibited ‘Sequence’, a series of Mass & Motion video shorts.
His paintings and installation were part of The Inaugural Biennial 2001Exhibition at The African American Museum, Philadelphia and was he was included in the critical exhibition ‘In Search of the Missing Masters: The Lewis Tanner Moore Collection of African American Art’ @ The Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA. Boothe has exhibited extensively including The African American Museum, Philadelphia, The Albright-Knox Museum, June Kelly Gallery, NYC, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, The Allentown Art Museum and Universidad de Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica.
Boothe has been artist-in-residence at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, The Pondside Press, The Experimental Print Institute, (Lafayette). Internationally, he has produced print work at The Print Studio and St. Barnabas Press, Cambridge, UK and The London Print Studio. His works are part of public collections and private collections in the US and abroad.
Professor Boothe’s art has been chronicled in The Fine Artist’s Guide to Marketing and Promotion, Art News, Halima Taha’s Collecting African American Art and in ‘Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist’. He was an invited speaker at the ‘Transformations’ Conference series at The Center for Race & Culture at M.I.C.A., Baltimore, MD and a few regional TEDx conferences. He is currently Principal Curator of the PFF Collection of African American Art, which will be featured in PA and NJ museums in 2015.