Quashie, J. Crow Keepsakes – Blaccessories (Plantation Digest Dispay Series), 2011, acrylic, gel transfer and mixed media on birch panel, 48 x 71


Colin Quashie

The work of Colin Quashie (b. 1963, London, England) was included in the South Carolina TRIENNIAL 1992, 1995, and 2004 at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. He also was included in the 2011 TRIENNIAL Revisited at 701 Center for Contemporary Art.  A recent solo exhibition was at the Ponder Fine Arts Gallery at Benedict College in Columbia. Since 1990, Quashie has been in more than 30 exhibitions in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, California and Kentucky, including shows at the Columbia (S.C.) Museum of Art; the City Gallery at Waterfront Park in Charleston, S.C.; the McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, N.C.; and the Burroughs and Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  Quashie also is a freelance screenwriter, receiving an Emmy for documentary writing in 2001. He is a regular instructor at the McColl Center’s Innovation Institute. Quashie lives in Charleston.

Statement of support:

Quashie stands out as one of the most intelligent artists working in the state.  His works transcend mere observations and are investigations into culture. Quashie’s approach is part social commentary, part political punditry and part satire. As a satirist, he is undiscriminating in his choice of issues. His work is a testament of courage and strength. Quashie is a fine technician who uses his understanding of form to elevate the precision and power of his content.

Tyrone Geter, Benedict College, Columbia


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