Michael Bishop

“By no means am I interested in developing worksthat feign contemporary science and technology, however I am very interested in the slippage between fields of inquiry.” More precisely, Michael Bishop is interested in building collaborations with faculty and graduate students in other disciplines including - Anthropology, Engineering, Bioscience, Architecture, Agriculture and Art & Design. His studio practice has roots in the Funk and Anti-War movements of 1960s and ‘70s San Francisco. Holding an MFA from San Jose State University, his mentors included Fred Martin and Bruce Conner.

Among the awards he received are: California Arts Council Fellowship; National Endowment For the Arts Grant; John Michael Kohler Arts & Industry Residency; Kurtz Art & Technology Residency, Wertheim, Germany; Guest Artist Residency, Akademie für Bikdende Künste Johannes Gutenberg Universitat, Mainz, Germany. Currently exhibiting at Limn Gallery San Francisco, he has completed public art works in California and Colorado. Bishop chairs the Department of Art & Art History at California State University, Chico.

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