Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print


Philip Muzi Branch, Richmond, Virginia
Member Since October 2006
Artist Statement Philip “Muzi” Branch, born 1953, is a native of Richmond, Virginia. Branch is a painter, illustrator, designer and printmaker. He expresses his affection and respect for African and African American culture by painting images of the Diaspora.
EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA -1980) Virginia Commonwealth University and Master of Art Education Degree (MAE -1986) Virginia Commonwealth University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Administrator, Director of Cultural Programs, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond VA, 2005 – Present; Art Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia, 2001 – Present; School Administrator, Assistant Director/Arts Coordinator, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for The Arts and Technology, Petersburg, Virginia 1999 – 2001; Art Instructor, Full-time Faculty, Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia, 1998 -1999; Artist In Education, Resident Artist, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Virginia, 1993 – 1998; Museum Administrator, Coordinator of Museum Operations, Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, 1997 – 1998, Arts Administrator, Executive Director, Arts On The Square, Inc., Richmond Virginia, 1992 – 1995; Art Instructor, Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia, 1992 – 1993; Art Instructor, Art Specialist, College Of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1991 – 1993; Art Instructor, Faculty, Saint Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, Virginia, 1990 – 1991

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND COLLECTIONS

ONE PERSON SHOWS
“African American Life & Legions” The Fine Arts Academy of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2006 “African American Faces and Flowers” The Gallery at Corporate & Museum Frame, Richmond, Virginia, 2005; “Souls Of Black Folk” The Gallery at MCV Hospital, Richmond, VA, 2004, “Noteworthy Images” The Gallery at Corporate & Museum Frame, Richmond, Virginia, 2004; “Traditions and Legacies” The Gallery at Saint Mary’s Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, 2003; “Retrospective 1971 – 2002” Meredith Gallery, Virginia State University, Petersburg VA, 2002 “The Art of P. Muzi Branch” Fraymart Gallery, Sandston, VA, 2001; “Branch and Vango”, Harrison Museum of African-American Culture, Roanoke, VA, 1999; “The Art of P. Muzi Branch”, Allegheny Highlands Art Center, Clifton Forge, VA, 1997; “The Blues People” Reggie’s, Richmond, VA, 1998; “Branch and Johnson”, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Richmond, VA, 1998; “The Art of P. Muzi Branch”, The Gallery at The Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1996; “Visual Music”, Crossroads, Richmond, VA, 1996; “The Art of P. Muzi Branch”, North side Professional Building, Richmond, VA, 1996; “Branch, Brown, and Johnson,” The Black History Museum and cultural Center of Virginia, 1995; “The Art of P. Muzi Branch”, Saint Paul’s College, Lawrenceville, VA, 1995; “Contamination of Previous Activity” Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA, 1995

GROUP SHOWS
“Small Work Invitational” The Rentz Gallery, Rrichmond, Virginia, 2006; “Visualizing African American Culture” Capital One Corporate Offices, Goochland, Virginia, 2006; “2004 Cultural Exhibition”, Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Marbury, MD. 2004; “Repeating Points”, Elegba Folklore Society, Richmond, 2003; “National Art Exhibition”, City Hall, Richmond, 2003; “Rhythm, Color
and Harmony”, Atelier Gallery, New York, New York, 2003; “Jazz”, JVC Jazz Festival, H. & M. Art Gallery of Harlem, New York City, 2002; “Lights of the World,” Imani Intergenerational Community Development Corporation, Inc. Richmond, Virginia, 2001; “International Visual Arts Exhibition”, PANAFEST Festival, Ghana, West Africa, 1999; “Why Jazz?” Benjamin Banniker/Frederick Douglas Museum, Annapolis, MD, 1999; “Expanded Visions for Virginia Black Artists,” Daura Gallery, Dillard Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg College, 1997;


JURIED EXHIBITIONS
“Annual International Juried Exhibition” Hilton Head Art League Gallery, Hilton Head Is

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Product No 2113809
Subjects Abstract, Figure, Jazz, Music
Style Abstract
Medium
Tags Branch, Philip Muzi