Biography

Virginia Derryberry received her B.A. in Art History from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; her M.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Peabody College, Nashville, TN; and her M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Her work is shown regularly in exhibitions throughout the United States in such venues as the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Forum Gallery, NYC; The London Institute of Art, London, England; The Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC;The Gelb Gallery at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; The Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; The Erie Museum of Art, Erie, PA and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC. Derryberry’s paintings have been written about in a variety of publication outlets and her awards include the publication of a portfolio of her paintings in “New American Paintings, South”, Volume 82, (2009), two Individual Artist grants from the State of Georgia, a residency at Moulin a’ Nef, Auvillar, France, and the 2005 Annual Artist Fellowship from the Southeastern College Art Association. Derryberry’s work is represented in numerous private and public collections, as well, such as The Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC; Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN; Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN; Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and NationsBank, Charlotte, NC. Selected solo exhibitions have been held at Vanderbilt University’s Sarratt Center, the Staples Gallery at Wichita State University and the William King Regional Art Center.

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