Isaac Payne was born in Pocatello, ID and raised in Tacoma, WA. He received his BFA in 2003 from The Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA in 2005 from The City University of New York at Queens College. His recent work consists of large charcoal drawings and mixed-media works on paper that reflect on the landscape as a place of human passage and habitation. He presented his MFA Thesis-Show (solo exhibition) in April 2005 at Queens College in Flushing, NY. His work is included in the private collections of Dan and Linda Silverberg, and Jayne and Robert Zweig.