Michael J. McBride, a native Tennessean, earned his undergraduate degree in art, from Tennessee State University and his graduate degree in painting from Illinois State University. He was a former Adjunct faculty at Watkins College of Art and Design and Film school and McBride has served curator of the Hiram V. Gordon Gallery at Tennessee State University from 1995 – 2000. Michael is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. A member of The Arts in the Airport Board, and the South Arts southern artist registry. McBride’s work is included in both private and corporate collections in the US and abroad.