Isaac Payne grew up in Tacoma, WA. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2003 and his Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and sculpture from The City University of New York at Queens College in 2005. His work primarily consists of drawing and 2D mixed-media on paper. The drawings explore themes of our relationship to architecture and our estrangement from nature.
Isaac currently lives in Charlotte, NC and teaches art at Wingate University. His honors include the 2002 John Paul Wrobbel Painting Prize; the 2001 Mary Seymour Brooks Scholarship for Painting; and the 2000 Sybil J. Gould Scholarship for Excellence in Drawing and Graphic Arts.