Carol Bishop is Associate Professor of Art at Los Angeles Valley College and teaches courses in art history, advanced drawing, painting, and design. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb and her Ph.D. at Union University in Cincinnati. Bishop’s paintings, photographs and installations reflect ideas on architecture and place. Her work is informed by the character of structures and the people who build, design, finance, or use them. Rather than documenting forms, Bishop is interested in connecting to environments, sites, places and buildings to pull rhythms and ideas in search of the essential spirit.