Roland Wise was a professor of fine arts at Buffalo State College for more than 35 years, retiring in 1992. He taught painting and drawing, and served as department chairman during his tenure. The Burchfield-Penney Art Center presented Roland Wise: Interiors, an exhibition of newer works, from April 23 through June 12, 1994. The exhibition brochure illustrated several works and contained an essay by Robert C. Baeumler, his friend and colleague from Buffalo State College's Fine Arts Department. At the time of his solo exhibition at the Burchfield-Penney, Wise had had ten one-person exhibitions in Buffalo, New York City, New England, and California. His work had been included in 36 group exhibitions across the Northeast and in Canada. His work is also in the collections of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art in Utica, and Graphic Controls Corporation, Kavinoky and Cook, M&T Bank, and Westwood-Squibb Pharmaceutical, Inc. in Buffalo.