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 … [Read more...]


  Jon Prichard Rock Hill resident Jon Prichard (b. 1980, Chapel Hill, N.C.) is a multi-media artist working in drawing, painting, sculpture and performance art. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Dish Gallery in Charlotte, N.C., and Spark Contemporary Art Space in Syracuse, N.Y.  Prichard’s work has been in group exhibitions in South Carolina, North Carolina, California and New York. He is a principal member of Sinergismo, a collaborative performance art group. Prichard has performed 20 pieces since 2003. He received a BFA in painting and printmaking and an MFA in sculpture from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, where he is an adjunct instructor. Statement of … [Read more...]


  Karen Ann Myers Karen Ann Myers (b. 1984, Grand Rapids, Mich.) had her most recent solo exhibition at Scoop Studios in Charleston, S.C. Others were at Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles, Calif.; South Carolina State University in Orangeburg; Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, Mass.; the Lansing (Mich.) Art Gallery; and Gallery 113, East Lansing, Mich. Her work has been included in group exhibitions in South Carolina, Georgia, Washington, DC, New York, Massachusetts and Michigan. Myers earned a BFA in art education, graphic design and painting at Michigan State University, East Lansing. She completed her MFA  in painting at Boston University, Boston, Mass. She is the former executive director … [Read more...]


  Peter Lenzo Columbia resident Peter Lenzo (b. 1955, New York City) was selected for the 1995 and 1998 South Carolina TRIENNIAL exhibitions, the recent 701 Center for Contemporary Art exhibition TRIENNIAL Revisited as well as for Thresholds, a traveling exhibition of Southeastern art dealing with religion and spirituality. His work is in several museums, including the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia; the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C.; and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Lenzo’s solo shows include those at the Spartanburg (S.C.) Museum of Art, the European Ceramic Work Center in Den Bosch, The Netherlands, and Ferrin Gallery in Lenox, Mass. He holds an MFA from … [Read more...]


  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 … [Read more...]


JRenee, Evicted, 2009, reversed glass painting with mixed medium, 23 x 20” JRenée JRenée (b. 1965, New Orleans, La.) practices the technique of reverse glass painting. She has had solo exhibitions at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., and the McKenna Museum of African-American Art and the International House Hotel, both in New Orleans. Her paintings have been in group exhibitions in New York City; Charleston, S.C.; Washington, DC, and New Orleans. JRenée’s work is in the collections of the Southern University of Louisiana in Baton Rouge; the W.E.B. DuBois Museum in Ghana; and the McKenna Museum of African-American Art. She holds a BFA from Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, … [Read more...]


  Damond Howard Damond Howard (b. 1973, Tampa, Fla.)  was in residence at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in 2009, which included a solo exhibition. He also has had solo exhibitions at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla.; Berea (Ky.) College; and Lyon College in Batesville, Ark. Howard has participated in group exhibitions across the southeastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. He earned a BS in art education from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg and an MFA from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Howard has taught art at Benedict College, Columbia, S.C.; Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C.; Kenyon College … [Read more...]


  Mike Gentry Rock Hill artist Mike Gentry (b. 1986, Charleston, S.C.) had his most recent solo exhibition at the city’s Gallery UP. He has had two exhibitions at the McLaurin Galleries at Winthrop University in Rock Hill. He has participated in group exhibitions in Charlotte, N.C., and Rock Hill, including those at Charlotte’s Elder Gallery and Johnson & Wales University and Rock Hill’s Rutledge Gallery. In 2008, Gentry received a BFA in sculpture from Winthrop University. He is the gallery manager for the Arts Council of Rock Hill & York County. Statement of support: Mike Gentry in is among the young unknowns in South Carolina. His work speaks to a new generation … [Read more...]


  Gwylene Gallimard Jean-Marie Mauclet Charleston artist couple Gwylene Gallimard (born 1948, Paris, France) and Jean-Marie Mauclet (born 1942, Meru, France) have worked independently and collaboratively. Their collaborative works include Olympia at 701 Center for Contemporary Art. They have developed permanent and temporary art installations with support from the Ministère de la Culture (France); the South Carolina Arts Commission; Charleston’s Spoleto Festival; and the National Endowment for the Arts. Mauclet studied at the University of Paris, France; the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he received an MFA; and New York City’s Cooper Union School of Art and … [Read more...]


  Mary Edna Fraser Charleston resident Mary Edna Fraser (b. 1952, Fayetteville, N.C.) is a textile artist who strives to foster environmental awareness through her batik works. Fraser has had over fifty solo exhibitions, including those at the University of Georgia in Athens; the University of South Carolina in Columbia; and St. Olaf College and Carlton College, both in Northfield, Minn. She has been in group exhibitions in South Carolina, North Carolina, Minnesota, Washington, DC, Australia and Tasmania. Among Fraser’s honors and grants fare those from the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Smithsonian Folklife Foundation, the Donnelly Foundation and the Trident Community … [Read more...]

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