Michael Bain Butcher

Associate Professor COM & DAAP

Medical Sciences Building


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Professional Summary

Bain Butcher has a co-appointment as an Associate Professor in both the School of Art and the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.  He has teaching and research responsibilities in both colleges and also works actively in the 3rd space between art and medicine. Bain received his MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2006 where he studied with leading contemporary figurative painters.  Prior to his time in New York, he received his MD from the University of Cincinnati and his BS from Davidson College. In 2013-14, Bain was the Darwin Lambert Artist in Residence at Great Basin National Park where he worked with an interdisciplinary team studying the Bristlecone Pine.  He has won numerous awards and his work has been included in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, the International Drawing Annual 6 (INPA 6), and the International Painting Annual 2 (INPA 2).  He was named a semi-finalist in the 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.  In addition to his studio practice, Bain is active in developing arts-integrated research opportunities for students and faculty.  He is on UC's Advisory Council for a2ru and was the co-developer of the UC Social Innovation lab, a transdisciplinary hub of faculty and student collaboration that generates transformative research, educational, and thought models to address complex social challenges.  He also leads projects at the Livewell Collaborative and was part of UC’s inaugural Transdisciplinary Research Leadership Program.


M.F.A., New York Academy of Art New York, NY, 2006 (Painting)

M.D., University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 1995

B.S., Davidson College Davidson, NC, 1990 (Biology)