Professional Experiences

2011 - Present, Associate Professor of Painting & Drawing, Department of Art, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

2011, Adjunct Instructor of Drawing, Collin College, Plano, TX

2009 - 2011, Adjunct Instructor of Watercolor, Painting, and Drawing, Richland College, Dallas, TX

2009 - 2011, Adjunct Instructor of Watercolor and Drawing, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2006 - 2008, Teaching Fellow, Watercolor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX



2009, MFA in Studio Art, University of North Texas, Denton TX

2004, BA in painting, Central Connecticut State University


Competitive Juried Exhibitions

2015, Drawing Discourse, 6th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC

2014, The Red Clay Survey: 2014 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern ArtHuntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

2013, Vista: Landscape in Contemporary Art, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2013, 55th Annual Juried Art Show, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, AL

2013, 17th Annual Juried Show, Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT

2012, The Day on Fire: Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, Slocumb Gallery, TN

2012, Southworks, Watkinsville, GA


Solo Exhibitions

2017, Peripheral Garden, Birmingham Botanic Gardens, Birmingham, AL

2013, Microclimates, Arnold Gallery, Shorter University, Rome, GA

2012, On Paper, Hammond Gallery, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

2012, Open System, Heritage Hall Museum, Talladega, AL

2011, Bryce Lafferty, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX

2009, Vicious Candied Dreaming, Visual Art League of Lewisville, Lewisville, TX

2009, Spied Ramon, Horizon Gallery, Carrolton, TX

2008, Childish, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX

2007, Allegory of a Child’s Voice, Installation at Alpha Christian Academy, Denton, TX


Invitational Exhibition

2014, Walnut Gallery 2014 Invitational, Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, Gadsden, AL

2009, Japan International Watercolor Exhibition, Niigata Prefectural Civic Center, Niigata, Japan

2008, Japan International Watercolor Exhibition, Niigata Prefectural Civic Center, Niigata, Japan


Group Exhibitions

2017, McElroy, Lafferty, Oles, Catalyst Gallery, Anniston, AL

2016, Pockets of Stillness, Abernathy Cultural Arts Center, Sandy Springs, GA

2015, Wander: A Collection of Works by Allison McElroy and Bryce Lafferty, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, AL

2014, Remote Topographies, Comer Museum, Sylacauga, AL

2013, Faculty Exhibition, Hammond Hall Gallery, Jacksonville, AL 

2013, Artworks Spring Exhibition, Nunnally’s Gallery, Anniston, AL

2012, Faculty Exhibition, Hammond Gallery, Jacksonville, AL

2012, Plurality: Paperwork, LSC-Kingwood Art Gallery, TX

2011, Common Things, Walnut Gallery, Gadsden, AL

2011, Faculty Exhibition, Hammond Gallery, Jacksonville, AL

2011, Catherine Lan, Bryce Lafferty, Derek Leka, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT

2010, Work, Brazos Gallery, Dallas, TX

2009, UNT Faculty Exhibition, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2009, Art Track 001, Modshop Gallery, Dallas, TX

2009, New Texas Talent, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

2009Hecho en Dallas, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

2009, 43rd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Richardson Civic Art Center, Richardson, TX

2009, Richland Faculty Art Exhibition, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

2009, Expo 2009, 500x Gallery, Dallas, TX

2008, MFA/CAA, College Art Association, Denton, TX


Awards and Grants

2017, Faculty Research Grant, Jacksonville State University, AL

2014, Faculty Research Grant, Jacksonville State University, AL

2013, 1st Place in Watercolor for Hanging Gardens with Balloons, Gadsden Art Association,

2013, Juror Award, Valarie Garlick, Visual Arts Manager, Real Artways

2012, Faculty Research Grant, Jacksonville State University, AL


Academic Papers

2012, Childish: The influence of Child Rearing on my Artist Practice, Southeastern College Art Conference, Durham, NC


Artist Residencies

2016, Glacier National Park Artist-in-Residence, July



Graduate: MFA Candidate Thesis Committee Member, Design Studio Research I, Traditional Communication Studio, and Design Studio

Undergraduate: Beginning Watercolor, Intermediate Watercolor, Advanced Watercolor, Beginning Painting, Painting II, Painting III, Advanced Painting IV, Drawing I, Drawing II, Figure Drawing, Drawing Studio, Special Topics in Drawing: Photorealism, Special Topics in Drawing: Fine Art Illustration, Special Topics in Painting: Mural and Wall Drawing, Special Topics in Watercolor: Non-traditional Figure in the Environment, Special Topics in Watercolor: Three-dimensional Painting, BFA Senior Seminar, BA Senior Seminar, Independent Study in Painting, and Independent Study in Drawing, Plein Air Painting, Digital Drawing


University Service

Drawing Area Coordinator

Gallery Committee Chair, 2015 - Present

College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee Member

Faculty Senator

Graduate Assistant Mentor

MFA Advisory Committee Member

Gallery Installation Committee Chair

Foundations Committee Chair

Department of Art Curriculum Committee Member

Safety Committee Member