Bryan McFarlane is a professor at The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth since 2001, and has been a visiting artist at over 35 universities and museums throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
McFarlane has received numerous awards, including a 2004 nomination for the Joan Mitchell Foundation, 1991, The Louis Comfort and Tiffany Foundation, 1977, Purchase Award from the National Gallery of Jamaica. In 1987, he was commissioned by Miller Brewing Company/Phillip Morris to paint portraits of 12 leading African-American Journalists, which were reproduced in the Gallery of Greats calendar.
McFarlane has works in collections including the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, the Museum of the National Center of African-American Artists. The DeSable Museum in Chicago, the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston and The Bank of Jamaica. His work is also represented in collections nationally and internationally.
Although McFarlane resides in the US., his Jamaican upbringing and the Jamaican environment are the bedrock of his creative self. He draws from aspects of powerful experiences derived from his travels throughout Turkey, West Africa, South America, the Caribbean and China.
National Gallery of Jamaica Summer Exhibition 2019
"Rethinking the Ocean" Session 6 (lectures by Maya Lin, Joan Jonas and Bryan McFarlane) of World Oceans Week @ The Explorers Club New York Jun 4, 2019
Solo Exhibition: New Beginnings @ Gene Pearson Gallery at R Hotel Kingston, Jamaica Mar 4 - Apr 13, 2019
Solo Exhibition: Circular Journey III @ Skoto Gallery New York Sep 6 - Oct 20, 2018