Vibrancy, warmth and realism...in the setting of magnificent color is one way to describe the art of Michael J. McBride. His skill in the use of color gives his work a dynamic brilliance. McBride has undergraduate from Tennessee State University and a Masters Degree from Illinois State University. He is currently an Art Instructor at Tennessee State University.
McBride was featured in Visions of My People, sixty years of African American art in Tennessee, an exhibit organized by the Tennessee State Museum. He was one of twelve artists selected by The Tennessean newspaper for inclusion in the Millennium 2000 Collection, a signal honor. His most recent honor is 2001 side-by-side Sister Cities Exhibit in Belfast, Northern Ireland, featuring 17 artists from Nashville and 17 artists from Ireland.
His work is in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. His work has been featured on television shows such as "Living Single," "The Wayans Brothers Show," and "The Jamie Foxx Show." The Thelma Harris Gallery in Oakland, California, represents McBride's work.