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Kate MacNeil graduated from the College of Charleston Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Studio Art in 2011. She has been a studio artist at the Redux Contemporary Art Center since 2011 and currently works as the Printmaking Technician at the College of Charleston. She was recently awarded the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, and was recognized as “One to Watch” in the Charleston City Paper’s Arts Issue.
Adrienne Silversmith hails from the north, born and raised in NYC, and then moved to Bedford, NH, 25 yrs ago where she raised her family. She now has relocated to Charleston, SC, attracted by the weather, cultural and especially the vibrant art scene. She is very excited to be part of Redux.
Adrienne has a BFA/Painting and works in encaustics, oils, and mixed media. She creates works of art that are evocative and meaningful to her. Her paintings blur the boundaries between realism, expressionism and abstract art. Adrienne enjoys trying new techniques, subject matter and mediums, which is evident in her variety of work.
Alizey Khan received her BA in Studio Art and Arts Management from the College of Charleston in December 2012. Through her astronomical paintings and prints, she strives to study the visual properties of light, color and depth in outer space. Alizey’s paintings were selected for the College of Charleston’s Young Contemporaries juried show in 2010, 2012 and 2013, as well as the Reorientation 5 juried exhibition at Redux in 2012. She presented her first solo show, Interspatial: Astronomical Artwork, at the Saul Alexander Gallery in the Charleston County Public Library in July 2013. Alizey began teaching Resin Painting classes at Redux in July 2013. She is currently preparing for her second solo show at the Coastal Community Foundation, which will be on display from mid-October through January of next year.
You may recognize Daniel Island artist, Amanda McLenon‘s work from the Charleston Farmer’s Market, where she paints wildlife over antique maps and nautical charts. She was not always an artist, however. Amanda started her career teaching, and completed her Masters in marine biology at the College of Charleston, SC in 2011.
During her studies, a simple exploration with paint resulted in the discovery of an unknown talent. Amanda’s unique style includes reverse painting on glass and organic drips of paint that emulate water. Her initial focus on local fish awarded her commissions for national tournaments, and in 2012 she received the prestigious Lowcountry Artist of the Year Award.
Amanda has continued to contribute to scientific endeavors by participating in a 53-day research cruise to Antarctica, and this year she is supporting conservation efforts as an Ambassador to the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Amanda’s recent works include new explorations in color and large scale paintings of birds preening.
You can find her original paintings annually at the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit in Marion Square (May-June), the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in the Gaillard (February), and at her new studio in Redux (136 St. Philip St. Charleston, by appointment).
She also has a large collection of prints and pillows featuring her artwork, and these can be purchased at the Charleston Farmers Market (Saturdays, 8am – 2pm in Marion Square) or the Mount Pleasant Mall. Amanda takes a few orders every year for custom commissions as well. Inquire via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I love to capture movement- and the beauty of a seemingly ordinary moment”–Amanda McLenon
Born and raised in Columbia, SC, Anna Sims King earned a BFA in Art and Fabric Design from the University of Georgia in 2006.
Today, gestural strokes, exploration of line, and suggested color elements build and enhance her work while unexpected color, dimension, movement and depth drive each piece in layers of light.
With an extended family history of South Carolina artists, Anna has always felt compelled to create. Whether it’s on canvas, film, paper, in the kitchen, or through fashion, she maintains a consciousness of environments while creating art to compliment its ultimate surroundings.
Currently, Anna lives in Charleston with her husband Adam and her rescue “gas station” dog Pilot. Her studio is located in Redux Contemporary Art Center.
Jane Ann Sweeny received her BFA in Printmaking from Clemson University. She is a visual artist and an actress, spending 5 years in Los Angeles to focus on her craft. Jane Ann’s work focuses on the human condition, and the expression of things left unsaid. Her priority in life and art is to remove the masks of our culture and speak truth. Women especially are confined by the masks that our society dictates. Jane Ann’s art is quickly getting recognition and a place in the local art community in Charleston, SC.
Julia Deckman was born and raised in Annapolis, MD. She began painting as a child, and has been creating ever since. Julia fell in love with Charleston while attending College of Charleston. She graduated in 2007 with a degree in Anthropology, and a few years later, made the Holy City her home. In 2014 she decided to pursue her professional art career and now primarily works with oil paints. Her work is inspired by unique perspective, bold light, and vibrant color.
Kaminer Haislip earned her BFA in Jewelry/Metals and MFA in Silversmithing from Winthrop University. Haislip is inspired by the concept of enhancing domestic functional rituals through traditional techniques underpinned by a contemporary approach to design. Frequently, she is commissioned to create unique silver, gold, and white gold objects. Her work has been exhibited internationally in The Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany and nationally in eleven states. Additionally, she has been featured in Southern Living, Charleston Magazine, Charleston Weddings, and Winthrop Magazine.
Kate’s work focuses on the beauty of relationships between people and their environments. Her preferred media are oil painting, sculpture, and large multimedia installations. The subject matter often depicts abstracted coastlines and industry and requires source images that she takes from flying in a helicopter across locations in North America.
Kate’s work can be found in private collections across the U.S. and has been sold at the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. She has received awards for her work- most recently as a semifinalist for the Bethesda Painting Awards and First Place in Global Landscapes and Juror’s Selection in American Landscapes Exhibition at Maryland Federation of Art. Kate received her BA in Fine Art from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and is an MFA candidate at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
A native of Greensboro, NC, Kate Long Stevenson began her painting career while a student at the University of the South. Her lifelong passion for music, history and the arts was furthered by intensive study and travel before her 2003 graduation. Kate values brushstroke, movement, color and tempo as more important than a recognizable image. In her figurative paintings she uses the subject merely as an invitation to appreciate the rest of the piece.
Kate Waddell earned her BFA in Studio Art at the College of Charleston in 2015. Beginning her sophomore year, she became highly intrigued by painting and the infinite array of color possibilities. A native of Columbus, GA, Kate is ever inspired by southern and pastoral subjects. Too, her love for people is seen in her portraiture. Through her play with light and shadow, Kate aims to depict life and Joy in her works.
Kerry is a native of Virginia where she painted and studied with her art professor-grandmother.
Using terra, plants and water along with seasons and light as subject, Kerry seeks to isolate separate moments or elements and narrate the relation between them without ignoring the conscious process of composition.
Kerry uses spontaneity and emotive painting to bring to life the adversarial archetypes in nature and create visual metaphor for their mechanisms and impermanence.
Born and raised in Nice, France, Marie Carladous earned a Bachelor in Visual Arts from the College of Charleston in 2013. She has since then been a freelance photographer focusing on portraiture. Mainly using 35mm and her grand-father’d old Olympus OM-1, Marie produces black-and-white photographs that depict the people of Charleston, as well as other places’ communities that she encounters during her travels. She processes her own films and develops her own prints in our darkroom at the Redux Contemporary Art Center. She uses mate fiber paper as a support for her photographs, for the sole purpose that their emulsion is appropriate for hand-coloring, a technique that she often applies to her pictures after enlarging them on paper. Some of her photographs are staged, depicting « stereotypes », whereas some are spontaneous, more in the style of what is nowadays called « street photography ». Marie also takes commissions for individual portraits or commercial projects such as album covers for bands.
Born in California, but now happily settled on the east coast, Morgan Cole graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art degree from Clemson University in 2013. While at Clemson she studied painting and business management. With an executive retail management internship at Nordstrom and a visual display internship at Anthropologie, Morgan finds inspiration in fashion; specifically textures, patterns, and layers, which are evident in her work. The formal qualities of paint are important to her style and can be seen in her range of paintings whether they are colorful abstracts, futuristic fantasies, low country landscapes, or flower collages.
Parker Barfield is a recent BFA graduate from Clemson University, and is originally from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Growing up, Parker moved around the country as the son of a Marine Corps Officer. Experiences living among wide array of American landscapes serve as a primary driver for the artist’s work. Once at Clemson, he began to contemplate, understand, and communicate these experiences through art. In his experience landscape serves as a gateway into immaterial, imaginative, fantastical and spiritual aspects of existence. Because landscape is such a strong influence in his life, it is through interaction with the things of the landscape that deeper questions are asked and answered not only by the artist’s cognition, but he suggest that the elements themselves have something to tell him.
Paula McInerny is a native of Atlanta. Her formal education includes the University of Georgia, Grenoble University in France, and Georgia State University. With over twenty years of experience as a professional portrait photographer, Paula found her interest extended to oil painting where she discovered more freedom of expression. Influenced by studies at the Penland School in North Carolina as well as the Savannah College of Art and Design, Paula now paints predominantly with a palette knife. She loves the textured quality that is best achieved using this technique. Her paintings have won several awards at various shows.
Sara Pittman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Huntingdon College in May 2015. She grew up in Montgomery, AL and was raised by an artistic family who acted as an inspirational staple throughout her childhood. Her mother, an encaustic artist and art therapist, was the first to really introduce her to the world of art.
Her work is integration of abstract and abstract expressionism, relying heavily on intuition and spontaneous thought. She begins each piece with a thought or feeling and naturally allows her instinct to take control and guide her process. She focuses on creating an aesthetic of balance by combining bright colors with muted tones, creating negative space with pockets of detail and incorporating loose and controlled movement. Working with mostly oils and acrylics, she finds that this approach gives her more freedom to explore.
Nature has also been a huge influence on Sara’s work, specifically with the painted deer and longhorn skulls. She finds this area of her work to be spiritual in that she aims to bring back something that was once beautiful and peaceful. She finds that balance is
important to her as an artist in both these areas of work. With the skulls, she focuses on control and intricacy, creating sharp but delicate designs that mimic geometric and tribal patterns. She enjoys this type of painting just as much as she enjoys the gestural, free movement of her abstract works on canvas.
As a fifth generation artist from South Carolina’s Lowcountry, and the son of two realist artists, it was natural for Stephen Elliott Webb to start painting coastal scenes, in a realistic style, at an early age. His first watercolor, a seascape, was painted at 10 years of age and sold a week later. He continued this rigid, controlled realism for the next 6 years, exhibiting in a local gallery and competing in local art festivals. “I yearned to explore a more contemporary style. These ambitions were not encouraged.” By age 17, Webb rebelled against the established genre. He left his childhood home in Beaufort, South Carolina and moved to Charleston to join the Impressionist art community, where he was both welcomed and encouraged.
“I developed a liberated, impressionistic style and brought it into the public eye during Piccolo Spoleto 1990 at age 20.” Webb was the youngest juried artist to participate in the celebrated Charleston art festival. He sold out in three days. “I was shocked at the acceptance of my work. I was experimenting in uncharted waters.” His media had moved from watercolor only, to adding casein and acrylic paints to his formula. This was his first movement towards combining opposing forces to create works of art.
In 1992, Webb moved to Atlanta to study and join the ranks of Abstract Expressionists. Gallery wrapped canvas replaced watercolor paper and his images became fields of different media exploding into each other, repelling and attracting all at once. His process uses the forces of gravity, heat and cold along with a controlled sense of abandon. Within some of his works, you may find a forbidden flaw, an intentional slit or gash allowing the paints to be free, to flow without the hand of the artist obstructing the life of the media. Webb returned to the Lowcountry and Charleston in 2000. He creates his works in his studio at Redux Contemporary Art Center in downtown Charleston.
Todd Anderson is a South Carolinian who was raised in Greenville. He relocated to Charleston in 2000, and received his BA from the College of Charleston in 2004. There is a casual approach to his silkscreens that leads to “hiccups”, making each screen in a set unique in their own right. His art is inspired by his travel experiences as well as local history, and can be seen in local advertisements around Charleston.
Alex Waggoner received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012. Her paintings come from observations of landscape and architecture, but more so from the spaces in-between. She focuses on the forgotten pile of bricks, or the way you can only see through a fence at just the right angle. She paints on wood panel to connect these observations to the structures they reference, and uses vivid colors with varying amounts of sheen and sparkle to make these looked-over spaces command attention.
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Anne Marie Carter’s love of the ocean began at a very young age. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, she spent her childhood summers at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida where her grandmother and grandfather have a beach house. It is there where Anne Marie acquired a love for seashells and where a deep respect and love for the ocean was instilled within her.
When Anne Marie was 8 years old, her father moved her and her family to Montana where her father would chase down his dream of living out west in the Big Sky country. Although physically separated from the ocean, Anne Marie’s love affair for the water continues. She moved back down south to go to college at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Re-connecting to her southern roots, and to the ocean, Anne Marie became enamored with surfing, the south, and seashells. She graduated with a BA in Fine Arts and photography.
Ashley Janes is a Greenville, SC native. In the summer of 2012 she interned with Jane Pope, of Balboa Jewelry, which is sold in Barneys, NYC, as well as other sites in Washington, D.C., and Charleston, SC. Ashley has recently relocated to Charleston and plans to work a part time job until she can make her dream of expanding this jewelry business further, a reality. Each jewelry design is given a name which Ashley finds to match a certain person, friend, or characteristic, that she sees in the piece.
Ashley Webb received her BFA from Clemson University and has been a Visual Arts teacher at Wando High School for nine years. She works with a range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional materials and combines the two to create unique works, whether it be ceramics with found objects or paintings with sculptural elements. As a teacher, Ashley feels it is important to be a practicing artist in order to inform her teaching and to find her artistic voice.
Austin Smith is native to the Charleston area. She incorporates the wood grain of birch panels into her colourful paintings. She is inspired by natural light and coastal landscapes.
Blakely Little Growing up, my mama used to ask me what color my words were to teach me to think positively. The kind, thoughtful, joyful words were brightly colored. The mean, untruthful words were dark browns, and black. This inspires my color palette, happy colors that might bring joy, kindness, thoughtfulness to your home. A combination of dashes, lines, dots and shapes create movement in my paintings. I paint coastal scenes because they feel like home to me, and I find my passion for art in seascapes. I love the thought of my art growing and expanding. I’m not the same exact person I was ten years ago, and so my art changes with me. I am a follower of Jesus, I am a sucker for anything turquoise, and I am the artist behind Blakely Made.
After graduating Cum Laude from the College of Charleston in 2001, Bob Snead helped to build and was founding director of Redux until 2005, when he left his hometown to pursue graduate studies in Painting/Printmaking at Yale University School of Art. After his northern exposure in 2007 he helped form the artist collective Transit Antenna, and spent the next two years on the roads of North America in a vegetable oil powered bus producing various community based art projects along the way. Bob currently resides in New Orleans where he utilizes a wide range of media to express his deep commitment to humor, with such projects as his telling autobiographical paintings, a stand up comedian ATM Machine, and most recently with a project called The Is Not Broke Recession Proof Wallet Company.
Carolina native Brian Stetson holds a BA in Fine Arts from The University of South Carolina at Aiken. During his time there, he concentrated on Photography and Theatrical Lighting. His work lends itself to the experimental, primarily utilizing traditional film. He is driven by the belief that it is the responsibility of photographers to capture pure, raw moments in time. Drawing inspiration from lomographic techniques, he firmly believes in the principles of shooting from the hip and don’t think, just shoot. After college he moved to Charleston, and by day works in the local brewing industry. His extracurriculars include beer, anything food related (cooking, discussion, eating), and listening to books on tape.
Camela Guevara received her BA from the College of Charleston. Camela’s work as a seamstress informs her artwork, merging fashion and time-worn sewing techniques with fine art to create anachronistic, spare images with textiles. Her work was recently featured in a group exhibition entitled Concurrent in Charleston, SC.
Charles E. Williams received his BFA in Studio Art from Savannah College of Art and Design. His signature drip style of contemporary landscapes fused with traditional practices has led him to many collectors. Recent exhibitions in South Carolina include Southern Exposure, Capture, What We Choose, and Fortune. In 2009, Charles was awarded a fellowship from the Hudson River Landscape School by the Grand Central Academy in New York. Thereafter, he was selected for the 2011 Southwest Art Magazine issue of 21 Emerging under 31, as well as a semi-finalist for the landscape category in Artist Magazine.
Conrad Guevara received his BA from the College of Charleston. At the College he focused mainly in printmaking with special focus in intaglio etching. His recent work focuses on colorful and playful collages that explore the freedom and energy of Abstract Expressionists. Recent exhibitions include Reorientation IV at Redux, The Debutante Show at Eye Level Art and the Found Object Show at the now defunct Outerspace.
Elizabeth Robin Stephenson graduated from the College of Charleston in 2008, and moved to Manhattan where she worked in the publishing industry. After returning to Charleston she worked as an studio technician and printmaking instructor at her alma mater. Her graphic art focuses on relief techniques with special attention to negative space, patterns, text, and color. Inspired by functional and tactile design, her current projects include a contemporary Tarot deck and a block-printed scarf collection.
George’s work is influenced by the awe and power of the natural world presented by the artists of the 18th century Romantic era and Luminist painters combined with the struggle to embrace that world by the Abstract Expressionists. Whether the subjects of his paintings are mills and factory lights, cell phone towers and marshes, he portrays the physical reality of today’s landscape. George received his BA from the College of Charleston. George currently is a graduate student at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Grace Davis received her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Working in print and fibers, her work is born from an experimental process- guided by the materials’ inherent visual, textural, and idiosyncratic characteristics. She has exhibited at the Betty Rymer Gallery and Sullivan Gallery in Chicago, IL as well as the Halsey Institute in Charleston, SC.
Greg Hart has been a student of the visual arts since childhood – graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts. As an illustrator, his work appeared in The Washington Post, Utne Reader, and Atlanta Magazine. In 2009, he shifted from commercial to fine art. His paintings deal with the tension between anonymous portraits (primarily based on 19th century photographs) and an expressive aesthetic informed by the Fauves and Street Art. Hart was one of eight emerging artists selected to debut in Contemporary Charleston 2011 during Piccolo Spoleto.
India Dunnington McElroy was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1988. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010 with a BFA in Fiber Arts. She now lives in Charleston, South Carolina and focuses on painting. She is most interested in finding a visual balance and rhythm through color, line and space. Her goal for the future is to be an artist of many mediums, with few limitations.
Ivy Williams received her BFA in Studio Art from University of Georgia. She employs a variety of techniques in her work including printmaking, painting, book arts and mixed media. Through a feminine perspective, her work intimately articulates ideas about memory, identity, and human relationships. Zygote Press in Cleveland, Ohio featured Ivy’s work in a group exhibition entitled Collections: Evidence of Now.
Visual Artist Jen Ervin received her MFA in Graphic Design from Boston University, and a BA in Fine Art from Francis Marion University. Originally a painter, Ervin became interested in photography during her graduate studies under the tutelage of Alston Purvis (former student of master photographer, Walker Evans). Motherhood soon followed graduation, initiating a more personal exploration of photography as medium. Ervin was a Studio Artist at the Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, South Carolina from 2011-2013. She actively exhibits her work on the East Coast and has been featured on Lenscratch and Feature Shoot. Recent solo shows include: Land & Family at the Charleston Center for Photography and This Side of Summer at Jericho Advisors. In 2013, the Rebekah Jacob Gallery featured Ervin as an Emerging Artist of the South. In 2014, Ervin was invited to show her work among several notable photographers including William Christenberry, Susan Worsham and William Eggleston in the exhibit, Somewhere in the South, at the Rebekah Jacob Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina. This Fall, her work will be included in “Self-Processing: Instant Photography” at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; and, in Fotofilmic’14, an international traveling exhibit of film photography that will be on view in Canada, New York and Los Angeles. Ervin lives in Charleston with her husband, Francis and their three daughters.
Jennifer has studied at Hartford Art School and the Tucson Museum of Art. She has shown in several states in the Northeast and the Southwest, as well as in Charleston. Currently, Jennifer is focused on producing paintings that evoke the emotion one feels in a moment of time, rather than the stark reality of the scene in front of her. Everything, every moment is reliant on the interactions of the whole that came before it. There is a timelessness, yet evanescence to her paintings. Jennifer is the conduit for the viewer to embark on their own personal emotional journey, using her paintings as the gateway to that journey.
Jonathan Brilliant was born in 1976 in Charleston, SC. Brilliant holds a BA in studio art from the College of Charleston and an MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University. He has received numerous fellowships to artist residencies and communities and exhibited his work in several group and solo exhibitions domestically and abroad. From May 2009-December 2010 he conducted his “Have Sticks Will Travel world Tour”. The tour was a marathon series of site-specific installations that took place in thirteen galleries in eighteen months, in three countries, on two continents.
Joshua Breland is currently pursuing a B.A. in Art History & Studio Art at the College of Charleston. Primarily concentrating in painting and sculpture, he creates works that depict political, social and secular injustices. Current global events and shared traumatic experiences inspire his harsh yet distinctively bright paintings and objects.
Julie Henson received her MFA from California College of the Arts and her BA from the College of Charleston. Her work uses sculptural materials and images to explore the influence of visual information on contemporary ideology. She had a studio at Redux from 2005 through 2009 and served on the Board of Directors, helping to build the Membership and Education Programs. Her work has been shown nationally, including NOMA Gallery, San Francisco, and Scion Installation Space, Los Angeles. She serves as the Managing Editor for DailyServing.com and writes for Huffington Post and Beautiful/Decay Magazine.
Karen Ann Myers received her MFA in Painting from Boston University and her BFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University. Myers’ psychologically intense, densely decorated portraits examine our culture’s hyper-sexualized obsession with glamour and physical beauty, touching on its aesthetic extremes, seductive appeal, and emotional casualties. She is currently serving as the Assistant Director at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston and served as Redux’s Executive Director from 2009 – 2011. Recent exhibitions include Thinking of You at LUIS de JESUS, Los Angeles, CA, My Sweet, Sweet… at the Dalton Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Incite at Robert Steele Gallery, NY, NY and A Room of Her Own at SCOOP Studios, Charleston, SC.
Using fabric, Karin works in a manner that mimics the flow of paint from a brush. Intricately cut, placed, and pasted textiles are combined with gouache, acrylic, and graphite to create Collage Paintings that are deep in color and texture. From a small-town upbringing in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, her interest in Amish quilts and textile traditions led her to study Fiber Art at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Following art school, Karin managed a textile studio in New York City, developing colors and patterns for fashion designers. Now applying her fabric know-how to the realm of painting, Karin exhibits her collage art in solo and group shows throughout the Southeast.
Kate MacNeil graduated from the College of Charleston Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Studio Art in 2011. She has been a studio artist at the Redux Contemporary Art Center since 2011 and currently works as the Printmaking Technician at the College of Charleston. She was recently awarded the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission, and was recognized as “One to Watch” in the Charleston City Paper’s Arts Issue.
Kate Mullin, a Columbus, Georgia native, received her BFA in Studio Art from Auburn University in 2011. Kate has a wide variety of painting styles seen in her realistic portraits, impressionistic environments, abstract landscapes and abstract flowers. Mainly painting in oil, her style has evolved from realism to more of an abstract style. Kate’s influences are the shapes and colors of everyday objects and environments that are typically overlooked. Her play on the joining of shapes and colors create a unique language through paint.
Kevin LePrince graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in economics in 1992 and then spent 12 years in the securities brokerage industry. In 2004 he abandoned a position as a Vice President with a major firm to pursue a career as a professional artist.
It didn’t take long for him to be noticed. He gained membership into the Oil Painters of America, obtained representation by fine art galleries in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Colorado. His story and works have been the subject of many articles in local, regional and national publications including Charleston Style and Design and American Art Collector. He is now a co-owner of Reinert-LePrince Fine Art on King St, selling his impressionistic oil paintings to his many collectors.
Kimberly Kraft, a native of Rochester, New York, found her way to Charleston by way of a Masters of Architecture from Clemson University. Now a practicing architect, she has recently reconnected with her artistic tendencies as an alternate perspective from which to explore her ruminations on the profession.
Kirsten Moran received her MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design and her BFA in Painting and BA in Cinema from Binghamton University. Moran’s paintings intuitively explore the history of girls and women from the corporeal, environmental and psychological perspectives. They reflect a journey of our ancient ancestral roots: a matrilineage that connects us all through our bodies, the land, and psyche. Recent solo exhibitions include Ruin at Fahm Hall Gallery in Savannah, GA and Evocation at Atelier Gallery in Charleston, SC.
Lesley Wamsley is a West Virginia native and holds a BA in French from Miami University. She worked in the Redux studios from 2008-2010 before moving to New York to begin a MFA in Painting and Drawing at the State University of New York at New Paltz. After finishing graduate school, she relocated to Jersey City where she maintains a studio practice of painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. Her work investigates the complexities of meditation and difficult nature of self-inquiry. She is an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she teaches Design and Color Theory.
Lillian Trettin grew up in East Tennessee with banjo music and gospel lyrics as well as the Beatles. She returned to making art full time in 2011 following a career as a teacher, researcher, and consultant, and after raising two sons. Southern folklore and literature inspire her figurative and narrative work. Flannery O’Connor’s tales of religious fanatics, con men, bigots, and the spiritually bereft or ambivalent resonate for her. Despite having lived in other parts of the country, she claims (as do so many southerners who move elsewhere) to be permanently “South haunted.”
Linda Kitchen Elksnin was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in New Jersey and Maryland. She earned her BFA from Syracuse University. An interest in children with disabilities led her to earn masters and doctoral degrees in special education from the University of Virginia. Linda was professor of education at The Citadel until 2006, when she retired and returned to creating art. has been drawing and painting since childhood.Folk, self-taught, and visionary artists from around the world are the inspiration for her mixed media works. Recent works are influenced by the textile art of the Kuna, Oaxacan woodcarvings, and Haitian folk paintings. People, animals, birds, fish, insects, and flowers often are the subjects of her paintings. Some subjects, like moon people and fantastic animals, are from her imagination.
Lindsay Windham received her BS in Biology from the College of Charleston, graduating cum laude from the Honors College. She is a graphic designer and screen printer whose career has journeyed far from her start in an MUSC neuroscience lab. From band posters to wedding invitations, Lindsay has been producing creative work under the moniker OliveArgyle for nearly a decade. Otherwise, she’s into biking, blogging and keeping it local.
Liz Vaughan received her BA in Studio Art at the College of Charleston. Vaughan works in time based media combining elements of photography, video, stop motion animation, sound composition and performance. She has shown work in the group show 1×1 at Redux Contemporary Art Center. She has been involved in organizing underground art shows in Charleston since 2008.
After high school Luke Vehorn moved from South Africa to Charleston where he attended, and received his BA degree in Studio Art from the College of Charleston. He divides his time between painting and printmaking, and focuses mainly on the portrait in both disciplines. His current body of work is somewhat incoherent and is a great example of an artist in search of himself and a personal style.
Lulie Wallace studied art at the College of Charleston earning her BFA in Painting. Referencing the rustic landscapes of her native Columbus, Georgia and the bright colors of her home in Charleston Lulie’s palate has matured into a distinct style that brings out the life of her subject matter. Evolving from an ongoing experiment with colors, her expressionist approach captures the texture of materials through a study of light and shadow.
Mariah Channing is a photographer who believes in film, alternative processes, and digital (only when necessary). Channing is a real life Charleston native who’s finishing her senior year at College of Charleston. As a Studio Art major with a concentration in Photography and Arts Management, Channing combines film and digital methods through the use of integral film and alternative processes to explore surreal, dreamlike portraiture. Her personal motto and bumper sticker reads “Buy Film Not Pixels.”
Marshall Thomas was born and raised in Charleston, SC. After graduating high school he began pursuing art at the College of Charleston, studying printmaking under Professor Barbara Duval. He graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Studio Arts. He currently works out of his studio at Redux, where he focuses on screen printing and carpentry. Thomas has exhibited his work in shows at the William Halsey Gallery, The Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts, Radici Gallery in New Orleans, the Larson Gallery in Columbia, MO, Redux Contemporary Art Center, and the Receiver Time Based Media Festival.
Mary Catherine Middleton is a visual arts teacher and working artist in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. She graduated from Winthrop University in 2004 with an BA in Studio Art, an emphasis in Graphic Design, and a minor in Art History. She will also graduate from The Savannah College of Art and Design in the Fall of 2012 with a Master’s Degree in Illustration. Mary Catherine started teaching at the high school level in the Fall of 2004 and has been doing so ever since. She fully believes that an effective teacher is also a practicing artist. Art production is consistently a part of her daily life and her work teaching upper level students constantly challenges her to experiment with new ideas, media, and techniques on a daily basis. Her personal work tends to combine her love of nature with her background in graphic design.
Mary Walker, a painter and printmaker who exhibits regularly in the Southeast as well as nationally and internationally, lives on Johns Island outside of Charleston SC. Walker rented time in the print studio at Redux during 2006-2008. She enjoyed the energy and interaction with the artists and musicians that were involved with Redux. She has taught and taken a few workshops and been involved in some of the fun art events like the Portrait Marathon. Walker is represented by several galleries including the Corrigan Gallery in Charleston, SC, and the Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown, MA.
Matthew Zaccari is currently a student at the College of Charleston studying studio art with a focus in printmaking. Working on images that display his current narrative of the elegy, Matthew uses iconography with ethereal tones to create two realms that occur simultaneously as a nostalgic event begins. His images range from using one plate for a project to four or five plates. Although not limited to etching, his work also includes lithographs, woodblocks and monoprints. You can view his work in a solo show in the lobby of the Simmons Center located on St. Phillip street. The show will be installed until late August.
Nate Phelps received his BFA in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Nate has a strong interest in form, line-work, typography and street culture. Growing up in the upstate NY graffiti scene helped develop his love for lines and shapes. Since 1999, he has become a skillful and well respected street artist who recently transitioned into studio painting. Drawing on his past graffiti career, he developed his love for “the line” into an abstract style. His detailed line-work, organic structure and earth-toned palette develop into geometric shapes that build upon each other.
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Pauline West is a writer of fiction who has written three stories for After Ice: Discovery, Phyrnos, Wandering Starless, and the novel, Astra, an interactive version of which can be played here. Her work has been short-listed for the international Aeon Award.
She’s also begun work on an ordinary novel.
Raven Roxanne Wilson was raised on the gulf coast in what was once thought to be a zoo, but would later recognize it as an artists paradise. This paradise, her home, her playground and sweat lodge is better known to the public as The Zoo Gallery, a breathtaking art gallery 40 years in the making. She studied at Auburn University receiving a BFA with a concentration in painting. Along this journey through life, Raven has settled in Charleston, South Carolina where she is constantly stimulated to paint. She has a studio in Charleston at Redux, another artists paradise.
Rebecca West Fraser was born and raised in Charleston, SC. She graduated cum lade from Alfred University with a BFA in Studio Art. Currently, Fraser works at Artist and Craftsman in downtown Charleston, assisting aspiring and master artists in their material purchases. Focusing mainly on collage, drawing and painting as a means of travel through the imagination, Rebecca’s work dives into the playful and bizarre juxtapositions of imagery and texture. Recent exhibitions include Under the Radar at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park and Best Friends at Rick Rhodes Studio.
Sally King Benedict is an abstract artist whose work has quickly caught the eye of critics and collectors alike. After graduating with a BA in studio art at the College of Charleston, she has dedicated herself to constantly push the boundaries or her work. Her vibrant and sophisticated canvases and works on paper represent her exploration of the limitation of plasticity on a two-dimensional surface. Interior spaces, architecture, and textiles are among the elements that inspire her most recent work. Sally loves the quirkiness of Charleston, loves her colleagues at REDUX, and looks forward to being a part of the ongoing expansion of the contemporary art scene.
Sally was born in Memphis and trained as an artist at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Lacoste College of Art in Lacoste, France, and has many years of experience in design. She recently moved to Charleston to focus on her studio practice after spending 2 years in Macau, China with her family. Her work is inspired by the decorative design elements of cultures around the world.
Sarah Kalani received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from the College of Charleston in 2008 and during this time she also studied abroad in Oahu, Hawaii. Since then she has enjoyed the inspirations provided. Her most recent obsession is the common juxtaposition of nature and formations man-made. Frequently we see palmetto trees, oak trees, pine trees, marsh, river, beach, etc., but just as often as we see natural things, we also see bridges, buildings, power lines, street lamps, fire hydrants, roads, boats and man-made things. Although, they have their stark differences, they are both necessary in our urban existence and worthy of glorification.
Seth Curcio is an artist and publisher based in San Francisco, CA. After receiving a BA from the College of Charleston, he served as the director of Redux Contemporary Art Center (2006-2008). In 2006, he co-founded the international online publication, DailyServing.com, and since has acted as the publisher and editor-in-chief. Curcio works as the Programs Manager for the Pilara Foundation’s Pier 24 Photography, the largest exhibition venue in the U.S. dedicated to the presentation of photography and video. He is a currently a resident artist at Queens Nails Projects in SF’s Mission District.
Shannon Di is currently attending The Art Institute of Charleston for a Bachelors in photography. Shannon’s focus is to bring emotion of the human condition into each photograph through set design, composition and lighting.
Taillefer Long is a visual artist from Florence, Italy. He received degrees from UNC Chapel Hill and from the European Institute of Design in Rome. He comes from a family of figurative artists and was raised in the artistic communities of Florence and Paris.
Taillefer is constantly experimenting with new styles and creative tools, from the real to the absurd, from pastel to digital. His vision is to create visual narratives that capture the unique nuances of the subject matter. His editorial cartoons and illustrations have been published extensively and his figurative drawings and paintings have been featured in several exhibits. He currently specializes in illustrating and designing children’s books.
Teil Duncan is a painter from Columbus, Georgia with a BA in painting from Auburn University. Her direct influences and inspirations are the people and places in which she is surrounded. The vibrant colors of Charleston and the energy it exudes is translated onto the canvas, portraying her own unique language through paint. Her central medium has consistently been oils and acrylics; however, her style is ever evolving and changing, from realism to non objective artwork. Teil has exhibited in various shows throughout Columbus, Auburn, and Charleston, and continues to paint in her studio at Redux.
Tess Thomas studied studio art at The College of Charleston before going on to study for her BFA at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She returned to Charleston in 2008 and has since been pursuing the art of fine woodworking. Thomas’s pieces combine progressive concepts and design with the precision and finely tuned craftsmanship of traditional woodworking. Her most recent work presents fresh ideas about sustainability, as she literally incorporates “living green” into living room furniture, and is currently on display at The Charleston Center for Photography.
Thomas Ozmore received his first BA from College of Charleston in art history in 1990, and a second in studio art in 2009. Ozmore’s landscapes are his attempt to recapture the pristine images of unspoiled beaches and salt marshes from his childhood on Isle of Palms. He uses paint, printmaking, and drawing to represent his memories of the South Carolina Lowcountry with elements of natural realism. Ozmore includes Turner, Constable, and the Hudson River School among his influences. His work has most recently shown in the Halsey Gallery and the Simmons Center; and published in Miscellany.
Timothy Pakron, a Mississippi native, received his BA from the College of Charleston where he concentrated in film photography and oil painting. From his darkroom practice to traditional oil on canvas, Pakron often combines both mediums, developing a technique that is constantly evolving. Originally working strictly with black and white photography, he has begun the study of combining color photography with painting. He is fascinated by the aspects of contemporary art that lie between the non-representational and the representational, which he is constantly exploring. Predominately a portrait artist, Pakron often uses his close friends and family as his subjects.
Tina Christophillis received her BA in Studio Art and Arts Management from the College of Charleston in 2008. In 2009, she received the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Grant as an individual artist to present the group exhibit Delete Apathy: Promoting Environmental Action in collaboration with the Coastal Conservation League and received this grant again in 2011 as an individual artist to present the inter-disciplinary exhibition, You Are Safe, as part of the Piccolo Spoleto festival. As a former dancer, improvisational movement plays a strong role in the work. The marks move freely as the color is alive with the pulse of emotion and the passion she sees in her environment. Everything tells a story in the work. It is all relevant, inherent and uniquely human. In the near future, she plans to launch a project called Create and Live, intuitive art workshops, lectures and events. She currently works from a studio space at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC and teaches drawing and painting classes.
Tina Hirsig is an interdisciplinary artist in medium and discipline. Pushing the boundaries of drawing, photography, and collage she creates mixed-media sculptures and assemblages in dialogue with her personal surroundings. In 2003 Tina moved to Charleston, South Carolina and has since completed her Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, actively maintains a singular and collaborative studio practice, regularly exhibits artwork locally and regionally, and teaches at the College of Charleston. She rented a studio and taught classes at Redux for the Outreach Program from 2006-2008.
Davidson’s paintings communicate ideas of society and nature. Of spirituality and the interplay within. Employing simple elements of composition and definitive space and scale, Davidson’s work suggests the irony of familiar things. Placed within the context of unseen ways, the paintings are humorous intersections between the natural and the staged. The work may be viewed as a forum for the theatrical, a magic realism of sorts. Yet at their center, the paintings concern the dialectics of daily life, revealing the local as universal.
Trever Webster grew up in Madison, WI where he studied painting and studio art. His art has been described as atmospheric. The process plays a tremendous role in the aesthetic of each piece. He laboriously prepares the surface with carefully placed numbers that resemble typeface. Then, sometimes literally, he “pours” on the emotion and uninhibited chaos. Desolate landscapes with abandoned carnivals, bats and spiders are a recurring settings. He works hard at Artist & Craftsman Supply in downtown Charleston.
Whitney Kreb‘s oil paintings pay tribute to the inherent characteristics of the coastal landscapes that she calls home. Her unique coastal realism is at once graphic and painterly. After she received her BA in Studio Art from Davidson College, the artist got her MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003. Whitney has also studied at the Museum School in Boston, and at Parsons, the Lower East Side Print Shop, and the Art Students League in NYC. The artist, who also exhibits in Nantucket, Massachusetts, has been a part of Charleston’s contemporary art scene since 2004 and a Redux studio artist since 2011.
Xin Lu received her BA from Vanderbilt University in studios arts and psychology. Her mixed media monoprints are inspired by her childhood memories and recent travels to her home country of China. Lu’s works are imbued with a sense of longing for a place to belong. She was the recipient of the prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldride Hamblet Award. Solo exhibits include Somewhere In Between, Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, Celestial Comforts, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville TN. Lu is represented by Cumberland Gallery in Nashville TN.