Berrisford Boothe has been a Professor of Art at Lehigh University for over 28 years. While there, he was a founding member of the Africana Studies Program, and served as Interim Chair of the Department of Art Architecture and Design. He has taught Foundation to Capstone courses in studio art and design. Boothe has been a dedicated and exhibiting artist for over 30 years producing 17 solo exhibitions including ‘Material Culture and The Roe Prints’ at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Boothe contributed artwork to more than 75 career group exhibitions including ‘In Search of the Missing Masters: The Lewis Tanner Moore Collection of African American Art’ at the Woodmere Art Museum, the African American Museum in Philadelphia’s ‘Inaugural Biennial’, and ‘Afrocosmologies: American Reflections’ at The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT.
Berrisford has exhibited as a painter, digital artist, printmaker, photographer, and conceptual installation artist. He was a member of the stable of artists at the June Kelly Gallery, NYC for ten years and then, at the Sande Webster Gallery in Philadelphia. He has also exhibited in the U.K., South America, and mounted a 2016 solo exhibition in Osaka, Japan. His art has been placed in numerous public collections including Lafayette College’s Permanent Collection, The Philadelphia Convention Center Collection, The Fitzwilliam Museum Collection, Universidad de Costa Rica, The Kasser Foundation Collection, The Allentown Art Museum and The University City Science Center, among others. Boothe’s works are also part of a significant number of Private Collections nationwide.