marcus e. bishop
Marcus E. Bishop is a native of Mississippi and currently resides in Atlanta, Ga. He received his BFA in painting from Jackson State University in 1999, a BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing from American InterContinental University in 2001, and a Masters of Fine Arts from SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) in 2013.
For eight years he worked as a kindergarten educator for Atlanta Public Schools, and three years as a Middle School Visual Arts teacher for DeKalb County Schools. Before the Pandemic (Covid 19), Bishop worked as an Art Instructor for Fulton County Arts & Culture.
Bishop is constantly creating meaningful images by using multiple mediums to include collage, photography, acrylics, pastels, watercolors and charcoal etc.
He finds his inspiration in reading books, watching documentaries and from his everyday surroundings to include the students he teaches, and from people he may encounter on the streets while traveling throughout the city of Atlanta. Bishop uses many techniques to enhance his artwork from its original state to a concept of historic meaning.
Finally, his ultimate goal encompasses tackling the sublime or insignificant and elevating the subjects to reflect dignity and substance.