Hello, and welcome to my new site. Basically, I travel, research, write, teach, make art and play music professionally. At present, my visual arts are photography/mixed media/watercolors and making frescos, using Medieval materials and techniques. Recently I've been busy creating a series of oceanic cave art frescoes. Visit the gallery for examples.
For nearly 10 years I've worked as a professor of art history at the University of Maryland-UMUC (online) and have received 4 Fulbright Scholar awards to Germany and Bulgaria. Recording and preserving visual culture are primary interests. 

Please visit the Artist Statement which includes a growing list of Project links. The Gallery and BIO/CV tabs will provide more information. Questions? Click on Contact. Interested in downloading resources?

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Here we come Waco! 

Upcoming Presentation:

The Bible and the Reformation--Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture at Baylor University, Waco, TX October 25–27, 2017. 

This marks the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. My session will be “The Church and Art History: German Reformation Art Revisited” —2:00 to 3:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 25. 

Book in Progress! 

Greetings Fellow Readers and Trekkers, 

For a number of years people have encouraged me to write an art history book, so am putting aside making/showing artwork to give fuller attention to finishing this project. It will not be the typical art history survey text and will be going in depth with inspirational and cultural aspects as well as attention to beauty and form. Also included are my experiences through years of travel and of course, photography, at times as a primary resource. It is time to get it done! 

This work is sizable so will be divided into about 8 books. The first one is nearly ready and will cover the primeval through ancient periods (though others are close to being finished as well). Book One will start with varied perspectives on the beginnings of time--information from oral histories and the earliest writings known to humanity and then will finish up with Egypt. Images, artworks, artifacts and monuments that I have shot will be featured from different parts of the world. 

Thanks for tuning in, and I will keep you posted, 

Gene Berryhill

Fulbright to Bulgaria: 2016-17 

October 1, 2016--Arrival! 

Settling into the new apartment and neighborhood near downtown Sofia. 


•Fulbright Orientation 
•Thanksgiving at the Ambassador's Residence--
   Hosts: Ambassador Erik Rubin and Mrs. Nicole Simmons

Conferences, Presentations Attendance: 
•Bi-National Commission: Presentation: “Cultural Preservation and Exhibition Using Digitized Images and Cyber-Technologies.”
•Fulbright Commission: Presentation of artworks and the experiences of four Fulbright grants involving art, art history, photography, and archaeology. 
•National Academy of Art 100th Anniversary Celebration and gallery Exhibition of Past Rectors' works.
•Balkan Heritage Foundation: Attendee at the BHFS, my Fulbright host in 2010. 
•American University in Blagoevgrad: Lecture and presentation of artworks and the experiences of four Fulbright grants involving art, art history, photography, and archaeology. Title: "The Concept of Beauty." Host: Professor Bill Clark.
































  •Sasho (MA student), Boyan Dobrev (director), Stela (MA student), Gene (professor)
(left to right)

•Graduate students' diploma presentations of their portfolios to the faculty, students, and other attendees (above right)

•Gene in front of The National Academy of Art in Sofia. (above left)





•Research: Thracian and Medieval frescoes--architecture and artifacts. Sizable collection of relevant books obtained for ongoing projects. 

•Site/City Visits: Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, National Art History Museum, Boyana Church (pictured above with Fulbrighters and Bob), Sofia Archaeology Museum, National Art Museum, NAA Library, Plovdiv, Bobosko, Blagoevgrad, Sandanski, Melnik, Skopja, Macedonia. 

•Written paper for Conference Publication -  the Bi-Commission: “Cultural Preservation and Exhibition Using Digitized Images and Cyber-Technologies.”

•Bulgarian National TV (BTV) Appearance: Interview and discussion about Fulbright and life as an artist and musician. At the Cultural Palace.
More coming soon!

Donation of American Art and Culture textbook in English and book exchange-- bi-lingual monograph of
Bulgarian artist, Hehob.
National Art Academy Library, Sofia.


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