Jeffrey Bishop is a Brooklyn-based artist who studied at Tufts University (BFA, 1973), at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and at the University of Washington (MFA, 1977). Bishop also taught painting at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle from 1980 to 1988.
Bishop typically begins with digitized prints on paper or canvas, painting over them with various shapes, colors, and textures, creating abstract floating and interacting forms. Many of his works have a biological basis. Highly influenced by the death of his father from Alzheimer's disease in 1997, Bishop has used brain scans that showed the progression of the disease as the basis of many of his works.
Two of Bishop's oil, ink and acrylics on paper can be seen at the base of the Silverberg Stair on the 5th floor of the Allen Center: Untitled-05 #1 (2005) and Untitled-07 #10 (2007). His works are included in a number of corporate and private collections, and have been shown at the Seattle Art Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art.
Art in the Allen Center