Nyame O. Brown is an Assistant Professor at Saint Mary's College of California, where he teaches Painting and Drawing. His previous experience includes more than a decade of instructing at Notre Dame University, Illinois State University, and The Art Institute of Chicago. Brown holds two degrees, a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a MFA from Yale. Upon completing his master's Brown returned to Chicago and worked with not–for–profit organizations, such as Anchor Graphics, specializing in community outreach programs such as taking printmaking into schools that did not have art classes. Brown also worked with Gallery 37 a program sponsored by the City of Chicago, which works with public school kids during the summer, promoting a mentorship between artist instructor and apprentice. Recently Brown has enjoyed the honor of working as a juror for the Indiana National Scholastic Art Competition, as well as privileged to be the Keynote speaker. Passionate about not only bettering himself as a teacher and scholar, Brown is committed to nurturing the maturing artist, giving inspiration and guidance to tap into young artist's potential. Most recently Brown worked with the South Bend Regional Museum on a Mural Project, which allowed students from local High Schools and the Boys and Girls Club to participate in painting the mural. A decorated artist, Brown has received numerous awards and grants including the Richard Driehaus Foundation Individual Artist Award (2002) and The Richard Driehaus Individual Artist Award (1997).