John Selburg was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. He holds a BFA in Drawing, Sculpture, and Graphic Design from Bradley University (2006), and an MFA from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2009). He is Chair of Visual and Performing Arts, Assistant Professor of Art, and Gallery Curator at Broward College, in addition to his prolific studio practice and international exhibit schedule. For Selburg, charcoal on paper has an immediacy and physicality that brings imaginative, intuitive forms to fruition. With great mastery of his drawing media, he alternates intensive, gestural marks and meticulous rendering, yielding believable yet fantastical figures and environments.