Berrisford Boothe is an Associate Professor of Art at Lehigh University where he teaches beginning and advanced studio practice in drawing, painting and design. Boothe, born in Kingston, Jamaica is a multiple-media artist who has been a visible and well established presence in the Eastern U.S. art scene for over 20 years. He has carefully crafted a career as painter, digital artist, printmaker, photographer, installation artist, lecturer & curator.

Boothe is represented by the June Kelly Gallery NYC, The Sande Webster Gallery in Philadelphia and also at Montanette T. Jones’ MuseArt Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently a member of a collective of professional artists at The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA., Boothe has recently mounted his thirteenth solo exhibition and has been part of nearly 70 group exhibitions internationally. He has served on the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and his work is part of collections public and private nationwide and in South America.

Berrisford’s career has been presented in the Fine Artist’s Guide to Marketing and Promotion and Halima Taha’s Collecting African American Art. He was one of 100 artists nationwide featured in Robert Wuthnow’s book ‘Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist.’ Most recently Berrisford’s digital print collages which he refers to as ‘Virtual Lithographs’ were part of the exhibition African-American printmakers: The Legacy Continues at The Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts in Newark, NJ. He was in the 2008 seminal exhibition: In Search of the Missing Masters: The Lewis Tanner Moore Collection of African American Art @ The Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA. His work has been featured in exhibitions at The Allentown Art Museum, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, The African American Museum, Philadelphia, PA, The William Benton Museum of Art, The New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA and The State Museum of PA.

As a member of the Lehigh faculty for over 18 years, Berrisford has gained recognition for teaching practice and notably was one of four professors to design and implement the Integrated Product Development program which as a practice creates teams of undergraduate designers, engineers, business & marketing majors in a curriculum centered around new product design, system-level design extension issues, industrial design and prototyping, reverse engineering and product development economics for start-up and existing businesses. Professor Boothe also teaches freshman seminars in British Contemporary Art. Since joining the faculty there he has initiated and taught courses on African-American art and aesthetics from pre-colonial Africa to Contemporary America as part of Lehigh’s Africana Studies program.

In 2004-‘05 while on sabbatical in Cambridge, England, he was a member of St. Barnabas Print studios. There, he produced new work with director James Hill and exhibited as a painter, photographer and printmaker. In Cambridge he also collaborated with master printmaker Kip Gresham at Gresham’s renowned Print Studio. The editioned prints completed there became part of collections at The Fitzwilliam Museum’s and The Kasser Foundation of Montclair, N.J. In addition, he was artist-in-residence at The London Print Studio where he continues a collaborative project with director John Philips.