Bryan McFarlane was born in Moore Town, Portland, Jamaica. He waseducated at the Edna Manley College of Art, Kingston, Jamaica and earned a MFAat the Massachusetts College of Art in 1983. He is Professor of Painting andDrawing at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and has previously servedas Visiting Professor to a number of institutions including the University ofthe West Indies and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He worked on a three year project with EMMASand TERC in Microbiome Research and another three years at “Woods Hole” withMIT scientist through a grant from the National Science Foundation. McFarlane has been featured in numerous exhibitions locally andinternationally and is well represented in a number of public and privatecollections. His painting and mixed media works explore his Maroon heritage,African Diaspora culture and the environmental threats to the Anthropocene. He wasawarded a gold medal by the Chinese Government for his entry in the OlympicsFine Arts Exhibition, Beijing in 2008. He was also awarded the prestigious SilverMusgrave Medal by the Institute of Jamaica for his contribution to art and arteducation. Bryan McFarlane lives in Boston, USA and St. Andrew, Jamaica. Boston.