Miriam McClung is a native of Birmingham and a graduate of the University of Alabama, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her work over the past twenty years centers around Biblical themes done in oil and pastel. She studied at the Art Students League in New York, under Mark Rothko at the University of Colorado Boulder, and at the Farnsworth School in Sarasota. She also worked under Marshall Davidson, the well-known curator of the American wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Her work as been exhibited in Japan, in Dallas at the Museum of Biblical Arts and throughout the Southeast.

BORN

Birmingham, Alabama in 1935.

EDUCATION

  • Farnsworth School, Sarasota FL, 1963.
  • Art Students League, New York City, NY, 1959.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY, Worked under Marshall Davidson, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1959.
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Summer study under Mark Rothko, 1956.
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1957.

SHOWS

  • Birmingham Biennial, Birmingham Museum of Art
  • Inspero “Those Who Weep” Show, Birmingham, AL.
  • Pastel Society of the West Coast Show, California
  • Red Clay Survey of Contemporary Southern Art
  • Exhibition of Contemporary Birmingham Artists, Hitachi, Japan
  • Midwest Pastel Show
  • Florida Pastel Show

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Stations of the Cross Easter Show, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Birmingham, AL, 2018
  • The Way of the Cross, Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL, 2016
  • Joy Gallery, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL, 2015.
  • Walking in His Footsteps Exhibit at the University of West Alabama, 2012
  • Birmingham Women’s Committee of 100 Luncheon Israel-Jordan Show
  • Jesus & Beyond Exhibit at University of the Ozarks, Walton Fine Art Center
  • Exhibition of Contemporary Birmingham Artists, Hitachi, Japan
  • Biblical Arts Center Dallas, Texas

DISTINCTIONS

  • Magic City Art Connection, Celebrated Women Artists in Alabama
  • Magic City Art Connection, Best of Show
  • Opelika Art Festival, Best of Show
  • Art and the Alabama Woman, Merritt Award

AWARDS

  • Alabama Watercolor Society
  • Southeastern Pastel Society
  • St. Joseph’s Parrish Religious Show
  • Redstone Arsenal Inspirational Show
  • Dauphin Street Church Religious Works Show
  • Mountain Brook Art Festival Show

COLLECTIONS

  • South Trust Bank
  • Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham, Alabama
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Alabama
  • St. Mary’s School Louisiana- Private collections throughout the Southeast