Biography

Artist and educator Virginia Derryberry (b. 1950 in Morristown, TN) 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). She has taught art at various schools, including the New York Academy of Art, University of North Carolina, and Savannah College of Art and Design.

Derryberry’s work has been showcased in various exhibitions throughout the United States in such venues as the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, PA), Forum Gallery (New York, NY), The London Institute of Art (London, England), The Federal Reserve Board (Washington, DC), The Gelb Gallery at Phillips Academy (Andover, MA), and The Morris Museum of Art (Augusta, GA). She has also been featured in New American Paintings Magazine and Oxford American Magazine. 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), Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (Atlanta, GA), and NationsBank (Charlotte, NC).

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