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

Comments

Product No 2113871
Subjects African, Baby, Children, Toddler, World Culture
Style Realism
Medium
Tags Branch, Philip Muzi