Born in California and raised in Virginia, Michael McDevitt has lived throughout the USA and in Argentina. He has worked as an environmental educator aboard numerous historic tallships, as field research technician for the University of Washington, and as the gallery manager for Print Arts Northwest. He holds an MFA from the Ohio State University, BFA in Painting & Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a BS in Biology from the College of William & Mary. He has also studied at Gage Academy of Art, Anderson Ranch, the Augusta Heritage Center, and the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires. He currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA, where he is a member of Radiant Hall and a full time Instructor of Art at Westmoreland County Community College.