Preston Gilchrist works in a wide variety of media, often combining encaustic painting techniques with alternative photo processes. He also draws the figure and exhibits these life studies on a regular basis as well.

After studying at Louisiana State University in Alexandria, Louisiana, Gilchrist received degrees in art from the University of New Orleans, Northwestern Louisiana State University and his Masters in Studio Art from Louisiana Tech.

Gilchrist currently serves as the Artistic Director for the River Oaks Arts Center in Alexandria, Louisiana and as an Adjunct Instructor at Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana.


Artist Member since 2002

Bachelor of Arts (Studio Art), University of New Orleans

Master of Fine Arts (Studio Art), Louisiana Tech University

Master of Arts (Studio Art), Northwestern State University