Jerry Birchfield (1985, Cleveland, OH) lives and works in in Ithaca, NY and Cleveland. He holds a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and is currently pursuing an MFA from Cornell Univeristy. In Cleveland, Birchfield has exhibited at SPACES Gallery, Zygote Press, and The Cleveland Foundation. He has also participated in group shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art and at the Print Center, both in Philadelphia. In 2011, Birchfield was awarded the Individual Excellance Award from the Ohio Arts Council.