INTERIM GALLERY DIRECTOR,
CURATOR OF THE PERMANENT COLLECTION:
John Fields, a UAB Honors Program Alumni, received his BA in Art Studio from UAB in 2003 and his MFA in Painting from the University of New Orleans in 2007.
Fields received an Ellen Takahashi Award for Painting in 2003, Magic City Art Connection’s Best in Show for 2006, the Artvoices Magazine Emerging Artist Award in 2007, a Luis Comfort Tiffany Award Nomination in 2007 and a Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting Nomination in 2011. Fields’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally while also appearing in numerous publications. His most recent exhibition: Dear Chuck: a love letter in five parts at beta pictoris gallery received both critical and commercial success, becoming the first ‘sold-out’ exhibition for the gallery. Fields has curated and organized numerous exhibitions locally and regionally for such galleries as beta pictoris and Bare Hands in Birmingham and the Front in New Orleans.
Fields has worked at UAB as an Adjunct Instructor of Art since 2008.