Todd Anderson is a South Carolinia native, who has called Charleston home since 2000, and received his BA from the College of Charleston in 2004. He is a licensed historian of the City of Charleston for more than a decade, and his knowledge of local history often inspires his art work. There is a instinctive approach to his silkscreens that leads to “hiccups” making each screen in a set unique in their own right. He is a screenprinting instructor at Redux, and there is a fifty-fifty possibility that Liam Neeson will wear one of his t-shirts.
Julia Deckman grew up in Annapolis, MD, raised and encouraged by her creative family. Julia’s art career began as a toddler with an easel in her grandfathers backyard, and she have been painting ever since. Annapolis was a beautiful place to grow up; living on the water and spending her childhood outdoors certainly influenced her creative direction. She fell in love with Charleston, SC when she attended CofC from 2003-2007. Although Julia moved back to Annapolis after graduation, fate led her back to Charleston a few years later in 2012, and she couldn’t be happier.
Julia works out of her studio in Redux Contemporary Art Center. She primarily use oils and is constantly inspired by light and color. Bold, vibrant and organic is how she would describe her artistic style. You can purchase Julia’s work through Straight to Art as well as at The Art Mecca on King Street.
“My work uses formal painting decisions as its primary language. I combine color and form into organizations that define physical bodies in expanded terms. The paintings borrow structures observed in everyday life and use them as compositional formats and proxies for the human body. It is important to me that the content and structure of a painting are connected being simultaneously image and object. This creates a possibility of physical interaction with the viewer; an empathic conversation between two kinds of bodies. My aim is to challenge individuality, exceptionalism, and the social hierarchies that isolate us. Dissolving these boundaries is essential to a complex moral understanding of one’s relationship to others.”
Adam Eddy received his BA in Studio Art and Art History from the College of Charleston and his MFA in Painting and Drawing from Boston University. His work has been exhibited nationally in group and solo exhibitions. He currently lives and works in Charleston, SC.
Stephen Herchak grew up West Ashley and began taking lessons at an early age first with Willard Hirsch and then later Manning Williams and Charles Parnell through the Gibbes Art Gallery. College brought more art classes and a major in advertising design, which became his career for 30yrs working for the two largest ad agencies in Columbia before moving to Scottsdale in Arizona where he lived for most of the last 20 years and worked in corporate communications for two national firms. He returned to Charleston to live by the ocean again and pursue other life-long interests including art. Some years ago he discovered he also enjoyed helping people learn things they didn’t know before so along with becoming a tour guide he began teaching as well as working on art. His semester as an adjunct instructor at the College of Charleston taught him a lot about teaching drawing to people with talent and experience as well as complete beginners who wanted to give it a shot and see what they could do.
Chuck Hooker is a native Charlestonian and has lived here most of his life. Chuck had his first darkroom when he was 9 years old, and the magic and romance of the darkroom has never left him. His primary artistic interest is natural history photography – that is the plants, animals, and environmental elements that make up our world. In this day where everything seems to have been photoshopped and
instagrammed to exhaustion, Chuck looks for unique, unseen perspectives. He often tells people “You will not find me when I
work; I am when and where you are not!” Chuck’s images have been exhibited at the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston City
Gallery, and ArtFields. Recent images have been published in Landscape Photography Magazine (UK), Outdoor
Photographer Magazine online, and Charleston Magazine.
Mia Loia is an artist and illustrator from the great North East. In Febuary 2017, she left New Jersey in search of sunnier skies and settled down the coast in Charleston, SC. In Mia’s Redux Studio, she strives to create work that honors the beauty of her environment whilst, bringing to light the needs of the community. As a Redux teaching artist, Mia instructs a number of classes including watercolor, illustration, and figure drawing. When not painting or drawing, you may find Mia picking up driftwood on Sullivans Island, or enjoying a lime flavored beverage at Bar Mash.
Karen (Myers) Paavola
Karen (Myers) Paavola received an MFA in Painting from Boston University and a BFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University. She is an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston. Paavola has exhibited extensively throughout the country and abroad. Her paintings and works on paper exist nationally in private collections and have been exhibited at LUIS DE JESUS gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Robert Steele Gallery in NY, NY; the Commonwealth Gallery in Boston, MA; the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC; the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA; the Visual Arts Gallery, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL; the Greenville County Art Museum of Art in Greenville, SC; and The Rarity Gallery in Mykonos, Greece.
Oxford American named her one of the “100 Under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art”. Paavola was invited to participate in the 2015 South Carolina Biennial at 701 Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition presented three artists from South Carolina currently producing some of the most exciting contemporary art in the state. In 2014, the Munich International School in Germany invited her for a residency and to lead workshops on painting.
Nickie Stone lives on Wadmalaw Island and is a graduate of both the College of Charleston and Rocky Mountain School of Photography. She shoots digital and alternative processes and has been published in both local and national print and online publications. Nickie is constantly reminded of the precious ability to pause the hands of time with a tangible photograph. As a Redux teaching artist, Nickie instructs both group classes and private lessons.