Brian Cirmo earned his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the State University of New York at Albany. While completing graduate study at the University Brian was awarded a Graduate Teacher Assistantship, a GSO research grant, and the Distinguished Master of Fine Arts award. Brian has studied with Mark Greenwold, JoAnne Carson, David Carbone, Scott Brodie, and Deborah Zlotsky. He has had multiple solo and two person exhibitions including shows at the Rice Gallery, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, The Burrell Roberts Triangle Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH, Yates Galley, Siena College, Loudonville, NY, Juergensen Gallery, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY, Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, and The Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY. He has appeared in numerous group exhibitions in museums and galleries across the country including Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, The Hyde Collection Museum, Glens Falls, NY, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY, Kellogg Gallery, Cal Poly University, Pomona, CA, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA, Charles Krause, Reporting Fine Art Gallery, Washington, DC, Ann Street Gallery, Newburg, NY, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, AZ, Nurture Art Gallery, New York City, and Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY. He has been in numerous pubications including the Matador Review, Gambling the Aisle Magazine, and Studio Visit Magazine. In 2009 he was awarded the Times Union Juror award by Matthew Higgs, Director of White Columns Gallery in New York, and the University at Albany Purchase Award at the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition. His work is included in the collections of the University Art Museum at the University at Albany, The College of Saint Rose, and Siena College, among others. Cirmo is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. Cirmo lives and works in Albany and Syracuse, NY.