UT Downtown Gallery Manager
Considered a versatile painter who works in vibrant colors, bringing energy and rhythm to each work, Mike Berry creates urban compositions that bend and twist the cityscapes that have become his identifiable style. His paintings consist of gestural brushstrokes and pure bright color. He credits the work of Wolf Kahn, Edward Hopper, and Knoxville artist, Joseph Delaney for encouraging his use color, line and the cityscape as subject matter. Mike was the 2007 Dogwood Arts Festival Limited Edition Print Artist and was awarded Best Visual Artist in Knoxville by the Knoxville News Sentinel Readers Poll in 2009. He has exhibited his work in numerous group exhibitions and a solo exhibition; Something Blue, in September 2017.
Recently, he illustrated a children’s book, “The Curious Adventures of Wickl Wackl and his Friends” written by his friend Renee D’Elia-Zunino. The book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Mike is originally from the Midwest and earned a MFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art & Design. He is represented by The District Gallery in Knoxville, TN and The River Gallery in Chattanooga, TN.
Mike lives and works in Knoxville, TN with his wife Leah and their daughter, Orly.