Wayne Sides received his M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute in New York and his B.S. from New College, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Prior to teaching at UNA, Professor Sides was an artreach instructor at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York City, an artist-in-residence for the Alabama State Arts Council, the New York Federation for the Arts and Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota.
Professor Sides has exhibited and lectured extensively at regional, national, and international venues, including most recently at the Palazzo Panichi in Pietrasanta, Italy. His work is represented in numerous private and public collections and has been pictured and reviewed in many national publications. Professor Sides is the recipient of two Individual Artist Grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and several University research and development grants from UNA.