Memphis Mural Brigade
The Memphis Mural Brigade is a collaborative of artists from around the world based in Memphis, Tennessee. The Brigade was formed in 2015 to create a series of murals for the University of Memphis Fogelman College. The Brigade brings together practices in painting, printmaking and conceptual art to create meaningful, visually compelling artworks which help to create community dialogue. The Brigade is comprised of a changing, diverse team of artists and was founded by Nelson Gutierrez and Cedar Nordbye.
Gutierrez, born in Bogota, Colombia has a MFA from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, has worked in Washington D.C., Miami, Florida and now lives and works in Memphis where his studio practice focuses on two and three dimensional objects exploring current sociopolitical issues.
Nordbye, born in San Francisco, California has a BA from Hampshire College and an MFA from the University of Iowa. He is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Memphis.