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
Founded in May 2014 by Leah Thornley and Tori McCraw, 3 Little Beads
entered the handmade jewelry industry with something unique to offer. Their oyster pendant was their breakout piece into the local Lowcountry jewelry scene. Soon to follow came other trademark pendants such as antlers, rope cleats, arrow heads, and buffalo teeth.
The name was created as a spin off of well known names like “three little birds” and “the three little pigs.” The name stood to be versatile and wouldn’t restrict 3 Little Beads to only remain in the south, but all over the country.
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.
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.
Born and raised in Alabama, Chechel Justiss
(pronounced ChEE-chel) fell in love with the hands on nature of darkroom photography starting in high school. She later received her studio art degree in photography at the University of Alabama. While taking sculpture and drawing classes, she began to seek out other areas of art. After graduating she moved to Charleston and took a break from photography to focused more on detailed drawing sculptures using pen ink and watercolor, textured paper, and gold leaf. Her inspirations come from the details of patterns in sea life, plant life, and other areas in nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.