Current Studio Artists

Redux is home to Charleston’s most creative visual artists. Each artist concentrates on developing a personal artistic vision. Redux’s exhibition program and events serve as a resource where studio artists are constantly exposed to visiting artists, artist lectures, and most importantly the ideas and feedback from their peers. This results in a creative momentum for everyone. To learn more about how you can join the Redux community of studio artists, please click here.
ARTISTS

 Alan was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Florida, School of Architecture in 1975 and has worked in architectural offices in Savannah, Beaufort, Kiawah Island and Charleston. He has lived in Charleston since 1979. He is a LEED accredited professional architect and formerly a partner in the architecture firm McKellar & Associates. He has a studio at Redux and divides his time between art and architecture. 

He has an interest in abstract expressionism and minimalist artwork. His artistic efforts have developed out of an interest in deconstructing architectural drafting and rendering techniques and reassembling them into simply composed and precisely rendered non-representational works that contain elements of both drafting and painting. 

His work has been shown at the Corrigan Gallery, Mitchell Hill Gallery, Charleston Arts Festival, The Venue Inn, Jericho Arts and the Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Show at the City Waterfront Gallery he recently collaborated with Hirona Matsuda on "Wall Line 2" a site specific installation at ArtFields in Lake City. He is represented by The George Gallery. 

Alan lives with his wife in Mt Pleasant. 

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.

As well as being an artist in Charleston, Connor also runs a full service design company called S E V E N. Named after his lucky number, S E V E N isn't simply a graphic design company, just as Connor is not simply a designer. He embodies a multitude of skills that are transparent in his work. Whether you need a sleek logo or a quirky illustration of a pelican flying with a koala and a balloon, Connor is your man. His wheels are constantly turning. In fact, his noggin is a piece of art in itself.

 

 

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.

Karen Vournakis works in the 19th Century tradition of hand-tinted photography. She
first explores the world using black& white film, then adds color by hand painting her
original gelatin silver photographs. By laying transparent pigments directly onto the
photograph, she takes hand tinting to another level of color and form. This approach
to the medium emphasizes her color sensibility and creates an emotional interpretation of the scene. Color pigments used are painterly rendered onto the photograph. Recently, she has begun shooting digital images with the same intense interest in natural light, design/composition and color forms within the scene.

Ms. Vournakis was born in Chelsea, Michigan, and her art education began at Albion College in Albion Michigan where she received a BA in Fine Arts. She continued her studies at Syracuse University’s Visual & Performing Arts where she holds an MFA in Photography, magna cum laude. She taught photography at Syracuse University, Colgate University and Dartmouth College. Her many years as a participant in the arts has allowed her to create an internationally known presence and her work has been included in many collections including the Bibliotheque National (Paris), Griffin Museum (Winchester MA), Everson Museum (Syracuse NY). Erie Museum (Erie PA), Picker Art Gallery (Colgate) and in corporate collections of Kidder Peabody & Co. (NYC), Fidelity Management and Research ( Boston & London) and the Preserve @ Indigo Run (Hilton Head) from a partial listing.

Ms. Vournakis arrived in Charleston 1995 and opened the Karen Vournakis Studio/Gallery on lower King Street, which she operated for eight years. She has been an active member of the Charleston art community for twenty two years.

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). 

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.

Laura Deems is an abstract artist who has quickly been deemed noteworthy by designers and collectors alike. This early discovery of Laura’s talent recognizes that her works embody a new interpretation of painting. The young artist was featured in numerous publications before completing university.

Her inspiration is founded in her fabric design background, which was developed during her time at the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art as a Fabric Design Major. Laura translates her textile marks to ­­­her paintings. As a result, her paintings are characterized by their inviting colors and the ease of the artist’s gestural marks.

Laura lives and works in Charleston, South Carolina."

 


Mark Stetler's life and career in photography span more than twenty years. Born in
Cleveland, Stetler studied photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta where he
earned a BA as well as top academic and best portfolio awards. Seeking to further
his education he moved to New York in 1993 to attend NYU. While in New York he
soon began assisting many of the worlds most respected photographers such as
Mary Ellen Mark and Richard Avedon. Inspirational relationships with Avedon and
others led to creative ventures of his own in landscape, portraiture and fashion,
fields where he currently shoots for clients worldwide.
Stetler's fine art and portraiture work has gained recognition through Graphis Gold
Award Top 100 Photographers 2013, PDN/Mamiya’s Emerging Photographer's
Award and the publication of his images of September 11th shot from the rooftop of
his studio near the World Trade Center. Numerous exhibitions of his work have
followed.
Landscapes shot in and around Charleston, SC where Stetler currently resides
have inspired a new body of work combining his affinity with nature with his
fascination with the pinhole camera to create enigmatic images shot “without
glass”.

 

Meredith Steele was born and raised in Virginia. While growing up, she and her family often escaped to their cottage on the Chesapeake Bay where her love for the earth’s natural beauty sprouted. Meredith found herself in her first painting class at College of Charleston in 2010. Since then, she has rarely put the brush down. After college Meredith headed West to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where her love for nature and painting continued to thrive. Her time out West fueled her creative process and inspired her painting to become an even bigger part of her life. Meredith returned to Charleston after two magical years in the Tetons and started using her creative talents in floral design. Again, Meredith fell in love with her natural surroundings but this time it was flowers, plants and all things botanical. Meredith recently turned to painting full time and brought her passion for the natural world with her. It is safe to say the diverse beauty in nature and in her everyday life has been the main source of her inspiration. Her hope is to bring anyone who gets the chance to experience her art or purchase a piece a sense of happiness and appreciation for the wondrous world that we live in. “I feel grateful and so excited to be able to pursue my dream in the city where it all started for me.”

 

Megan is a Charleston, SC based artist and illustrator who specializes in whimsical drawings and multi-media paintings. With a MLA from Winthrop University, and a BFA and MFA from Savannah College of Art & Design, Megan's illustrative work is informed by this breadth of education and her own personal experience. Megan enjoys and works mostly in a mixed-media technique (including oils, acrylics, collage, pencils, and pastels) that allows her to work both efficiently and creatively to communicate visually.

“I find that I have a very sculptural approach to art-making, I enjoy the process – from sketches to thumbnails to final piece – and really getting my hands into it.”

Megan’s illustrative work crosses over into a range of markets including editorial, advertising, book, and children’s markets, as well as fine art gallery illustration and commissions.

 

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.

Rebecca McMenemy is the designer behind Surcee Jewelry. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in Art History. Studying Art History exposed her to many different design styles and mediums. Though she has dabbled in different genres over the years, jewelry has always been a passion for her. Rebecca began making jewelry after taking several metalsmithing classes, and she has continued to grow as a designer. Rebecca’s work incorporates beading with gemstones and asymmetrical pearls, as well as metalsmithing. She enjoy both processes and mixing the two together. Beading allows her to create designs that have beautiful colors, textures, and shapes. She also loves the endless possibilities that come with taking a piece of metal sheet or wire and creating something beautiful from the raw materials. Rebecca’s jewelry has an organic and delicate aesthetic.

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.

Susan Perkins’ work is as much about contemplation as it is craftsmanship. Her artistic process is one of discovery - inspired by her surroundings and then expressed in nuanced layers of creative interpretation. Naturally attracted to the element of line, Perkins often begins her work with pen and ink drawings across a white page. She delicately tears the paper, transforming it into a new expression – a new beginning. While her is rooted in traditional landscapes, for the past several years Perkins art expresses what she calls “soulscapes.”

Her current body of work weaves urban reflections out of paper and fiber. Perkins draws patterns that she sees reflected in the windows of neighboring buildings – a mirror of the urban landscape. The drawings are then torn into strips and woven together with paper twine and fiber on a loom, creating works that both represent and embody the interconnected nature of our communities. The window patterns echo the beauty and diversity of our communities, while the torn paper represents the discord and violence that often splinter our efforts to co-exist peacefully. Perkins’ work is a reflection of how interconnected we truly are, and implores us to make conscious decisions promoting non-violence in our communities.

Born in Kentucky and raised in South Carolina, Susan Perkins’ love of art began at an early age while visiting an art store she discovered on her way to dance class. Intrigued by the endless possibilities for visual expression, she soon traded dance classes for art instruction. Susan studied art at the University of South Carolina and participates in various workshops and classes. In 2012 Perkins won the New Texas Talent Award. Patron magazine and Modern Luxury Dallas featured an article on Perkins' work in 2013. Her work was selected for The Dallas Fine Arts Engagement Book in 2008 and 2007.

She currently resides in Charleston, SC and Dallas, TX and exhibits regularly in both cities and in various juried shows. JM Gallery, Dallas, TX and Corrigan Gallery, LLC, Charleston SC represent Perkins. Her works have received favorable reviews and are in many private collections.

Susan’s studio is located in the newly re-opened Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston SC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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