Luohu Cultural Center/Shenzhen Museum of Art

Brent Funderburk, a William L. Giles Distinguished Professor at Mississippi State
University, currently has artwork chosen to be a part of the 2016 National Traveling
Exhibition following its display in the 2015-2016 Shenzhen International Watercolor
Biennial in Shenzhen, China.

One of 150 works jurors selected for the traveling show from the 233 work exhibit at the
Shenzhen Art Museum/Luohu Cultural Center in Shenzhen (the 4th largest Chinese city
with over 11 million people), Funderburk’s “Flying World” was one of only 36 selected
from US artists, from a total of 3,779 entries worldwide, representing 73 countries and
provinces. Jurors from China, UK, France and Australia formed the exhibition jury for
this one of the world’s largest competitive exhibits dedicated to water-based painting
media. Total award money for the show was over $90,000.

The national tour will present the exhibit in the following museums across China:
Shenzhen Museum of Art, Shenzhen (Dec., 2015- Jan., 2016), Jinling Art Museum,
Nanjing/Jiangsu Province (April, 2016) Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou City/Zhejiang
Province (TBD), Guangxi Art Museum, Nanning City/Guangxi Province (TBD),
Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan City/Hubei Province (TBD), and Qingdao Art Museum,
Qingdao City/Shandong Province (TBD).

Funderburk has taught painting and drawing in the Department of Art in the College of
Architecture, Art, and Design at Mississippi State University since 1982.


Funderburk receives 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

March 30, 2016

Recipients of the 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Awards were announced by the Southeastern Conference office on Wednesday. These annual awards recognize faculty members from every SEC university who have outstanding records in teaching, research, and scholarship.To be eligible for the SEC Faculty Achievement Award, the individual must be a teacher or scholar at an SEC university; have achieved […]

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Funderburk among international publication’s ‘25 Best’ in fine art

February 4, 2016

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University Photo by Megan Bean A longtime faculty member in Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design again is receiving recognition from a major art and design publication. Professor Brent Funderburk’s mixed-media painting collection, “Palladio’s Dream: New Solar Myths,” was among works by 25 artists from around the […]

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MSU’s Funderburk recognized in international Texas exhibit

January 12, 2016

  Mississippi State University Professor Brent Funderburk’s mixed media painting “Flying Dream” has been chosen by juror Anne Abgott, AWS NWS with 106 other works (of 430 submitted) to be presented in the 39th International Exhibition 2016, of the Watercolor Art Society of Houston, TX. T he show will be exhibited in Houston’s WAS-H Gallery (1601 […]

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Funderburk’s art wins national prize; works accepted into national and international exhibitions

September 18, 2015

Brent Funderburk, a Mississippi State University faculty member since 1982, has had artworks accepted into several national and international exhibitions in Fall, 2015. “Today” a watercolor painting by Brent Funderburk, has received the “First Prize” award  (and $1800) in the 42nd Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Juror Mark E. Mahaffey of Michigan chose 66 works […]

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Funderburk wins top MSU research award

May 1, 2015

(Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum, left, and Greg Bohach, right, vice president for agriculture, forestry, and veterinary medicine, presented art professor Brent Funderburk with the 2015 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award Thursday afternoon [April 30]. The Powe Award is the university’s top research honor and is named for the late MSU alumnus and […]

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Funderburk receives highest university honor

April 29, 2015

MSU’s 2014-15 faculty award honorees include (seated, from left) Karyn Brown, Nancy Fultz, and Frances McDavid, (standing, from left) Veera Gude, Lindsey Peterson, Jared Keeley, and Brent Funderburk. The honors were presented by MSU Alumni Association Executive Director Jeff Davis (standing, second from left) and Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert (at far right). […]

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Funderburk Wins Award in International Art Show and Appears in Creative Quarterly

April 9, 2015

Brent Funderburk, professor of Art at Mississippi State University, has a series of his artworks presented in the current Spring 2015 issue #37 of “Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design”. British painter Nathan Walsh selected “New Solar Myths– Dreams of Palladio” to appear in the Professional Fine Art area of the international publication. […]

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Funderburk Lectures in Santa Fe, NM, and Jackson, MS

November 7, 2014

  Brent Funderburk, Professor of Art at Mississippi State University, will present “Infinite Simplicity: Readings from Robert Henri’s The Art Spirit” at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS on Tuesday, November 18 at 6:00 p.m. The illustrated talk is part of the presentation of the exhibition Spanish Sojourns- Robert Henri and the Spirit […]

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Anderson Museum features Funderburk’s ‘New Solar Myths’

February 12, 2014

  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, […]

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