Floyd Atkins lives and works in Chicago. A graduate of Clark University with a Degree in Fine Art, Floyd studied under the renowned artist John Riddle. He also studied at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Art Institute of Chicago, where he lectured on Art History in the early eighties. His work has been purchased by various city government agencies, as well as private collectors such as Master Collector, Paul Jones.Floyd is published in a ''How to Book'' by the Chinese Government for their students to study. He was recently nominated for the 2003 Joan Mitchell's Painters and Sculptors Grant. In 2004, Floyd was one of eleven artist from the United States invited to the 8th annual Summer Summit in Poetovio, Slovenia.