curriculum vitae


1962     Oklahoma City, OK

1991      M.F.A. Printmaking, The University of Texas at Austin
1988     B.F.A. Painting, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

2017     First Place Award, Spiritual & Religious Show, 
             Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
2017     Invited to serve on Advisory Board for the                               establishment of a Mormon Arts Center in NYC
2014     Commission for the State of Utah Public Art                             Program with the University of Utah Virginia Tanner               Dance Program and College of Education for two                   large paintings for the interior of the Beverly Taylor-               Sorenson Complex for Dance and Education on the               University of Utah Campus
2013     Selected by the periodical “15 Bytes” as one of                      Utah’s 15 Most Influential Artists
2011      Art in Embassies Program, US Embassy in Kuwait
2010     Governor’s Mansion Artist Award, Salt Lake City, UT
2006    Award of Merit, Museum of Church History and Art


2019    (Since 2005) Annual Show at Meyer Gallery, Park                   City, UT (February)
2018    (Since 1997) Annual Show at Ericson Fine Art, Salt                   Lake City, UT (September)
2016    Looking for Something, Prince Gallery, Potomac MD               Looking for Something Else, Lazenby Gallery                         Belmont  MA
2013    Eyes Wide Open, Springville Museum of Art,                           Springville, UT
2011     A Man with Dogs, Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2010    Nice Words, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ
2007   Brian Kershisnik: Painting from Life, Major Exhibition             of Large Works, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake             City, UT

2018    The Interpretation Thereof, BYU Museum of Art,                    Provo, UT
2017    Immediate Present, Riverside Church, NYC, NY
2017    No Prints without Pressure, Writ & Vision, Provo, UT
2016    Monstalgia, Institute for Humanities Research,                       Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2015    The Sort Of Romantics, Harris Fine Arts Center,                       Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
2014    Utah’s 15: The State’s Most Influential Artists, Rio                   Gallery, SLC, UT
2012    J.Kirk Richards & Brian Kershisnik, St. George Art                   Museum, St. George, UT
2011     Bible, with Fidalis Buehler and Andrew                                   Ballsteadt, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young                   University, Provo, UT
2010    Cover: Art Defining Music, Estel Gallery, Nashville,                 TN
2009   Types and Shadows: Intimations of Divinity, BYU                   Museum of Art, Provo, UT


2013     Joe and Brian, The Talking Fly: A filmmaker’s                          sketchbook, YouTube Channel
2011      Lecture on recently acquired 'Nativity',  Museum of                Art, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
2010     Artists at Work: The Spirit of Art, LDS Church History              Museum
2009    Thinking Aloud with Marcus Smith, KBYU FM89                      Radio Interview (1/28/09)
2007    Artist in Residence, Utah Museum of Fine Art
2007    Stewardship and the Leak, Lecture at the UMFA                    Auditorium, University of Utah, SLC, UT
2007    UtahNOW, KUED TV Documentary (2/23/07)