LeDee, Rat Race, 2011, toys, found objects and electronic components, dimensions variable detail of work in progress


Kim LeDee

Since 1992, Orangeburg resident Kim LeDee (b. 1985, Rock Hill, S.C.) has participated in more than 40 group exhibitions nationally. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the African-American Museum in Dallas, Tex.; Galapagos Art Space in New York City; the District of Columbia Art Center and Loeb Bronfman Gallery, both in Washington, DC; North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro; the City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, SC; WonderRoot Gallery in Atlanta, Ga., and the I.P. Stanback Museum at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. She graduated from Dillard University in New Orleans, La., with a BA in art and earned an MFA in painting from Howard University in Washington, DC. Since 1996, LeDee has taught in Washington, DC, California, Louisiana and South Carolina. She is an associate professor of art at South Carolina State University.

Statement of support:

Fulbright award winner Kim LeDee is a painter of exceptional skill and an assemblage/collage artist whose witty juxtapositions of diverse material elements create works that often use humor to ostensibly indicate complex social issues. She combines social creative complexity and social consciousness with sometimes acrid visual commentary in artworks that educate and entertain simultaneously.

Frank Martin, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg

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