Freddie Styles is a graduate of Morris Brown College and lives in Atlanta. He has served as an artist-in-residence at Clark Atlanta University, Clayton State University, and Spelman College. He was the Director of City Gallery East in Atlanta, GA from 2003-2008. In the past, Styles received several purchase awards from the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. In 2001 he was awarded a King Baudouin Foundation Cultural Exchange Program grant through the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta to work and study in Belgium. Museum group exhibitions include the High Museum in Atlanta, GA, and the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, GA. Styles attributes the basis of his work to the indigenous experiences of drinking warm milk from Bessie the cow on cold winter mornings, to colorful characters he grew up with. The ritual of rural living that requires a dependence on nature and the surrounding for subsistence had a profound effect on Style, and it continues to inform his work. His work can be found in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, The Paul Jones Collection, State of Georgia Art Collection, King and Spalding LLP, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, and various other private collections.