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Art & Art History

University of Mississippi

Joshua Brinlee

Josh 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.