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...]


  Stacey Davidson Rock Hill artist Stacey Davidson (b. 1961, Detroit, Mich.) is a new assistant professor in painting at the city’s Winthrop University. Among the museums holding her work are the Minneapolis (Minn.) Institute of Art; the University of Minnesota’s Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum; and the Cleveland (Ohio) Museum of Art. Her recent solo exhibitions include those at Marlborough Graphics, London, England; New York City’s Marlborough gallery; and Minnesota’s St. Cloud State University. Other exhibitions she has been part of include those at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; New York City’s Mary Ryan Gallery; Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, Ill.; Newhouse Center for … [Read more...]


                                                Jim Connell Jim Connell (b. 1951, Woodstock, Ill.) has worked in ceramics since 1975. He has participated in more than 200 group exhibitions over the past decade, including 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s recent TRIENNIAL Revisited. His work is in the collections of several museums, including the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif.; the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pa.; the Taipei County Yingge Ceramic Museum in Taiwan; the Minneapolis … [Read more...]


                            Jarod Charzewski Charleston resident Jarod Charzewski (b. 1970, Winnipeg, Canada) teaches art at the College of Charleston. His recent solo exhibitions include those at Keene State College in New Hampshire; Alternator Gallery in Kelowna, British Columbia; and the College of Charleston’s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. His work also has been included recently in group exhibitions at The Union Art Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; 701 Center for Contemporary Art; Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston; 1708 Gallery in … [Read more...]


            Cassidy, Storm, 2010, acrylic on paper, 32" x 32" Shaun Cassidy Rock Hill resident Shaun Cassidy (b. 1966, London, England) is a sculptor and painter. He has had solo exhibitions throughout the United States. He has exhibited his sculptures at New York City’s Socrates Sculpture Park; Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minn.; the Forum for Contemporary Art, St Louis, Mo.; the Columbia (S.C.) Museum of Art; and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Mass. In 1995, Cassidy exhibited five large sculptures at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseilles, France. Cassidy holds a BA from England’s Norwich School of Art … [Read more...]


Busby, Fullswing, 2011, gesso and graphite on panel, 72" x 48" James Busby James Busby (b. 1973, Rock Hill, S.C.) is an artist and art educator. His recent solo exhibitions include those at the Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, Va.; Stux Gallery in New York, N.Y.; and the New Gallery/Thom Andriola in Houston, Tex. Busby’s most recent group exhibition was at Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard in Paris, France. Since 1999, Busby has participated in more than 30 group exhibitions in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, including a 2007 exhibition organized by the University of Richmond Museum, which traveled to seven cities across the Unites States. Busby holds an MFA from … [Read more...]

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