“Beauty is Not Enough” from “New Solar Myths” show | 25″ X 40″ Watercolor and papier colle on paper, 2013


For artist Brent Funderburk, color is not an option. When someone says a word using the letter “x,” he sees a coppery hue; when the number “5” appears on a bank draft it is always a blue-black color.

“My eyes are as much on the inside as outside,” said the Mississippi State University professor, who has taught in the state since 1982.
Funderburk is a self-described synesthete, a scientific term for someone who has “crossover” senses. [click to continue…]


Department of Art professor in national publication

August 28, 2013

“When My Ship Comes In,” a watercolor painting by Brent Funderburk, professor and thesis coordinator in the Department of Art, was chosen by jurors to appear in the fall 2013 issue of Creative Quarterly: The Journal for Visual Art and Design. The artist was one of fifteen works selected by jurors as a winner in […]

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Department of Art professor joins consultation team in New Mexico

August 26, 2013

In July 2013 Brent Funderburk, professor and thesis coordinator in the Department of Art, was asked to join a team of staff members, art and landscape consultants to nurture the development of programs at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden in New Mexico, which opened in July. Funderburk worked with Clayton Bass, CEO; Linda Milbourn, managing […]

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Art professor featured in Ghost Ranch calendar

August 22, 2013

Professor Brent Funderburk’s color photograph “Predawn” is featured in the 2014 Ghost Ranch Calendar. A team of jurors selected his work from hundreds sent nationwide to be included in a calendar marking seasons at the Abiquiu, N.M., former home of noted American artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center is a dynamic learning […]

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Funderburk to speak on Walter Anderson at three museums in 2013-2014

August 19, 2013

Brent Funderburk, professor and thesis coordinator in the Department of Art at Mississippi State University, will present an illustrated talk, “Walter Anderson’s Symphony of Animals,” at the Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA) in Jackson on Nov. 19, 2013, as a part of the “Unburied Treasures” series at the museum. There will also be a live […]

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Department of Art Professor presents artwork in Washington, DC

August 15, 2013

Brent Funderburk, professor and fine arts thesis coordinator in the Department of Art, traveled to Washington, D.C., in June 2013 to make a presentation of artwork, “November,” that will be included in the art collection at The Washington Home and Community Hospices (TWHCH). The Washington Home, located in Northwest Washington, D.C., is part of the […]

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A packed house for Funderburk’s Walter Anderson lecture

January 28, 2013

The Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall was filled on Thursday (Jan. 24) for a lecture presented by Professor Brent Funderburk, “Walter Anderson: A World Vision of Art and Nature.” Walter Anderson’s youngest son John, a friend of Funderburk, was present for the lecture, which was meant to introduce the MSU community to […]

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“Perfect Storm” recognized by national publication; Funderburk recognized for service; other activities

August 14, 2012

Brent Funderburk’s watercolor painting, “Perfect Storm” was chosen by jurors as an “Honorable Mention Award” winner and will appear in an online exhibition of winners in the Professional Fine Art area of Issue Number 27 of  the national publication “Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design”. It is the third issue in the past […]

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National Radio Show Features “Creating Beauty: An Interview with Brent Funderburk”

August 13, 2012

Mary Beth Lodge, Psychologist and host of the Voice of America Variety Channel’s radio program “What Matters” will interview Brent Funderburk on September 5, 2012. The national internet broadcast, airing at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM (CST) that day, will focus on the subject of the haiku form in word and picture, as explored by […]

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Funderburk to Speak About Walter Anderson at Two Museums this Spring

February 24, 2012

Brent Funderburk, Mississippi State University art professor, will give an illustrated lecture, “Walter Anderson: American Mid-Century Visionary Modernist” at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, MS on March 22, 2012.  The event will begin at 6 PM and is free for museum members and guests with admission. He will also present “Every […]

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