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VISITING ARTISTS

The Gibbes strives to provide access to contemporary art through a vibrant Visiting Artist series.

Complementing our exhibition program, the Visiting Artist series promotes creativity, introduces new art forms, provides perspective on larger community issues, encourages freedom of thought, and connects with the broadest possible audience.

The program features eight artists annually whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South. The Gibbes extends invitations to both emerging and nationally recognized artists of all backgrounds and is committed to cultivating an experience that is diverse and affirming.

2022 Visiting Artist studio sessions are scheduled for:

February 21 - April 3 (Session I) May 2 - June 12 (Session II)
August 29 - October 9 (Session III) October 24 - December 4 (Session IV)

Visiting Artists receive a weekly honorarium and one-time materials stipend. Following the residency, artists will have the opportunity to exhibit works in the Ruth and Bill Baker Art Sales Gallery and collaborate on exclusive products to be sold in the Museum Store. There are also opportunities to lead adult workshops and participate in virtual programs.

Future applicants are encouraged to consider the following themes: environmental conservation, social justice, health and wellness and innovation and incorporate one or more in their proposal, introducing their current studio practice, artwork content and type of project they would pursue in-residency.

The application timeframe for 2023 Sessions I-IV will be announced by spring 2022. All submissions will be reviewed by a committee of Gibbes Museum of Art staff members and diverse arts professionals. Before you apply, please download and review the Requirements and Rules, Eligibility, and FAQs. Entries must be submitted via Slideroom. For general questions about the Visiting Artist program, please contact Erin Glaze, Director of Contemporary Initiatives and Public Engagement at [email protected].



2022 Visiting Artist (in order of appearance from left to right, top to bottom): "Sprinkle," by Katy Mixon, "Black Globe" by Maria White, "As we Lie Together" by Sardine Press, "FLAT SPLAT, just like THAT #6" by Jamele Wright, Sr., "5010 Bankside Way" by Clare Hu, "offcuts1" by Jonathan Rypkema, "Breakout!" installation view by Amiri Farris, "Queen in Finery" by Nadia Stieglitz



CURRENT VISITING ARTISTS
Daisy McClellan

Daisy McClellan

Daisy McClellan utilizes century-old traditional techniques like punch needle rug making and sewing in new and creative ways.

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Susan Klein

Susan Klein

Painting and sculpting in mixed media, Susan Klein's current work explores the way that people imbue objects with the power to hold memory.

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UPCOMING VISITING ARTISTS
Katy Mixon

Katy Mixon

Katy Mixon’s paintings are inquiries into the surface of things – namely color and texture – for their power to emote and conceal.

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Maria White

Maria White

Maria White is inspired by forms, textures and patterns that she finds in the natural world. Working primarily in porcelain, light is an integral part of her work.

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Jamele Wright, Sr.

Jamele Wright, Sr.

Through the utilization of found and natural materials, Jamele Wright Sr. explores and creates conversation concerning the Black American vernacular experience.

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Sardine Press

Sardine Press

Collaborative duo, Sardine Press, intertwines their work through the exploration of movement, chaos, and the shared physicality within their printmaking practice.

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Clare Hu

Clare Hu

By utilizing slow craft, Clare Hu dissects how Southern myths are acted and re-enacted in the stories and objects surrounding them, and the debris left behind.

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Jonathan Rypkema

Jonathan Rypkema

The objective of Jonathan Rypkema's work is to use shapes to create experiences. His formations are constructed to engage with the viewer on a more physical level.

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Amiri Geuka Farris

Amiri Geuka Farris

Amiri Geuka Farris is a contemporary, multidisciplinary artist who examines issues surrounding diaspora, Gullah Geechee culture, memory, and perception.

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Nadia Stieglitz

Nadia Stieglitz

Through organic and biomorphic shapes that trigger an inclination to touch, Nadia Stieglitz seeks to explore gendered notions of space through objects.

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ALUMNI
Alexandria Dickerson

Alexandria Dickerson

Alexandria Dickerson explores the ramifications of black subjugation and the utopian potential of Afrofuturism through the mediums of oil painting and woodcarving.

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Marina Savashynskaya Dunbar

Marina Savashynskaya Dunbar

Marina Dunbar's paintings are nature-based abstractions, composed through harmonious movement, material improvisation and layers of translucent color.

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 Francis Sills

Francis Sills

Francis Sills' ongoing series "The flora" utilizes the flowers and plants from his home garden.

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Camela Guevara

Camela Guevara

Camela Guevara is a fiber artist and painter from Charleston, SC. She creates handmade monuments to unsung labor, as well as expressive paintings in gouache.

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Arianne King Comer

Arianne King Comer

Arianne King Comer is a textile artist creating her work in paintings, wearable art, installation art, environmental art, home deco, as well as social justice.

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Jen Swearington

Jen Swearington

A multimedia fiber artist, Jen Swearington's career spans almost two decades. While in residence, she will continue her series of Shadow Houses and pop-up books.

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Andrea Hazel

Andrea Hazel

A native of Charleston, SC, Andrea Hazel has been immersed in watercolors since 2001, preserving the beauty and color of the Lowcountry in her paintings.

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Gina Iacovelli

Gina Iacovelli

Inspired by mourning jewelry of the 18th & 19th centuries, Gina lacovelli designs keepsakes that incorporate the nearly-lost art of tablebraiding hair into jewelry.

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Events
Virtual Gallery Tour with Jen Swearington

Virtual Gallery Tour with Jen Swearington

Join us for a Facebook live virtual gallery tour with past artist-in-residence Jen Swearington, as she shares details about her cut paper dioramas and multimedia work currently on view in New Historie...

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Interior Lives: Art and Literature of the Impressionist Era (Virtual)

Interior Lives: Art and Literature of the Impressionist Era (Virtual)

Dr. Gülru Çakmak, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Art History, UMass Amherst, and Dr. Luke Bouvier, Graduate Program Director for French and Francophone Studies at UMass...

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Gullah Spirit Book Release with Jonathan Green

Gullah Spirit Book Release with Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green is best known for his vibrant depictions of Gullah culture and life. For decades, his vividly colored paintings and prints have captured and preserved the daily rituals and Gullah tradi...

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Annual Antique Stroll: A Few of My Favorite Things

Annual Antique Stroll: A Few of My Favorite Things

Join us for an annual celebration of antiques and design in Charleston with this fun event. This year’s theme highlights “A Few of My Favorite Things,” just in time for the holidays. Held for th...

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