The Spring 2013 UT School of Art Artist in Residence will give a public talk on his work and evolution as an artist.
Michael Berryhill was born in El Paso, Texas. He earned his B.F.A. at the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and his M.F.A. from Columbia University in 2009. He has shown work in New York, Chicago, Houston, Berlin, Portland, and Austin. In 2007 he completed a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and in 2009 was awarded a year long studio space in Dumbo, Brooklyn, selected for the space program by the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation. Based in still life painting, Berryhill creates confounding abstractions that are both extemely familiar and continually unexpected.