University of Mississippi

Archives for August 2012

Joshua Brinlee

Assistant Professor of Art
Foundations Coordinator

MFA, Memphis College of Art
BFA, Memphis College of Art


Joshua Brinlee originally hails from Morgan City, Lousiana, but was raised in Franlkin, Tennnessee.  He has lived and worked in Memphis, Tennessee for the past sixteen years and received his BFA from Memphis College of Art as well as most recently, his MFA.  An alumni member of the AICAD New York Studio Residency Program, Joshua is an adjunct instructor at his alma mater where he is teaching course foundations.

As well as teaching at MCA and the University of Mississippi, Joshua continues to create and show his work.  His images take from traditional portraiture as well as other painting genres.  He employs digital imaging and new media processes to create his self portraits, which mimic the painting tradition.  His recent work was accepted into the 2012 Delta Small Prints Exhibition where he received the Les Christensen Purchase Award.  He also received the Presidential Purchase Award from Memphis College of Art upon receiving his MFA.

Sheri Fleck Rieth

Associate Professor of Art

MFA, Memphis College of Art
BFA, University of Kansas




Sheri Fleck Rieth has a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Kansas and an MFA in Studio Arts from Memphis College of Art. Rieth worked for ten years as a puppeteer/artist with Puck Players Puppet Theatre in Bloomington, Indiana and taught at Watkins Institute of Art and Design in Nashville, TN, Memphis College of Art and the University of Memphis. She has shown in local, national and international exhibitions and in 2004 was awarded an Artist’s Fellowship by the Mississippi Arts Commission. In 2007 she was the Outstanding Liberal Arts Teacher of the Year at The University of Mississippi. Her work is included in the collections at the Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; Opryland Hotel Third Tennessee, Nashville, TN and Watkins College of Art and Design, Nashville, TN. She is a member of the Southern Graphic Council (SGC), Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), the College Art Association (CAA), and National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). Rieth has served on the State Board of the Tennessee Association of Crafts Artists, is a reader for Educational Testing Services Advance Placement Studio Arts and is a Board Member of Number Inc. independent journal of the arts. Her work encompasses drawing, painting, book arts, and a wide variety of printmaking techniques. She is an Associate Professor of Art at The University of Mississippi.