Past Exhibitions - Coastal Carolina University
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Steve Snell: Daunting Courage
Jan. 14 - Feb. 15, 2019 

Steve Snell exhibits art that is inspired by local history, myth and the image of the American West. He calls his work adventure art, crafted in an effort to create heroic narratives for the present day. This adventure and community-based
practice has led him to a variety of experiences ranging from floating down the Connecticut River in a couch-boat to a random encounter with Alec Baldwin while hiking across Western Massachusetts. Snell’s work has been shown in galleries and film festivals throughout the United States. He is assistant professor of art in the Foundation Department at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Steve Snell: Daunting Courage on Facebook


Zora J. Murff: Corrections
Feb. 25 - Mar. 29, 2019

Combining his education in human services and art, Murff’s photography focuses on how images are used to reinforce social and cultural constructs including race and criminality. Murff’s work has been exhibited internationally and featured online including in Aperture Magazine, The New Yorker, The British Journal of Photography and the New York Times. Murff earned his M.F.A. in studio art from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Iowa State University. He is currently visiting assistant professor of photography at the University of Arkansas.

Zora J. Murff: Corrections on Facebook 


Kate Aitchison

June 10 - July 12, 2019

Artist Kate Aitichson’s work focuses on representations of the intersections between the man-made and the organic. She combines her experiences in the natural world with experimental printmaking she creates large scale monotyping. Using native and non-native plant species from to make her own paper, she investigates the physical layers from the landscape itself and the ebb and flow between the man-made and the organic.


Laura Tanner Graham

September 29 - October 30, 2019

Tanner Graham’s work references historical socio-political events to probe the contradictions between perceived and experienced narratives in contemporary Western society. Implementing appropriated and invented imagery, her work exposes the unceasing current of systemic colonialism. Tanner Graham has exhibited nationally in both group and solo exhibitions including the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans. She has been invited to participate in several national art fairs including, Pulse!, Miami, Prospect.4 in New Orleans, and the Art on Paper fair during Armory week in New York City. She has also been a visiting artist at several academic institutions including Tulane University and the University of Alabama. Her work has been supported through fellowships and residencies at the Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center and Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences. She currently resides in Tucson where she is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art at the University of Arizona.



Faculty Triennial
Jan. 15 – Feb. 15, 2018

Featuring pieces by CCU’s faculty in the Department of Visual Arts, this exhibit occurs every three years, showcasing the range and scope of professional work within the department. Media include painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and ceramics.

2018 Faculty Triennial on Flikr


Heather Mae Erickson: Excerpts 2003 - 2017
Feb. 26 - Mar. 29, 2018

Erickson earned her BFA at The University of the Arts and her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. After which she was a summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation and was also awarded a Fulbright to study at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland from 2004-2005. Afterwards, she became a resident artist at the The Clay Studio, and taught at UArts, Rowan University, and Arcadia University. She was awarded an Independence Fellowship for a summer 2009 residency at The International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark. She was the 2009-2012 Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art at The New York State College of Ceramics Alfred University. In 2012 she moved to Colorado where she taught at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Red Rocks Community College, Colorado Mountain College-Aspen Campus and Arapahoe Community College. The following academic year she was a visiting teaching artist / sabbatical replacement for the 2013-14 academic year at CU Boulder. She has earned numerous awards, including first place for the Horizon Award presented by the Museum of Art and Design in New York and honorable mentions at the Korea Biennale International 2007, 2009, 2017 Exhibitions. She was awarded an honorable mention in 2016 and jurors choice for the sculpture category in 2017 in the ArtFields Competition, Lake City, SC. Heather Mae is currently Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Ceramics at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee and resides in Sylva/Dillsboro, North Carolina.

Heather Mae Erickson: Excerpts on Flickr


Portfolios: Senior Exhibiton
Apr. 9 - May 4, 2018

Graduating seniors from Coastal Carolina University's Department of Visual Arts present their thesis exhibitions in the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery in the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Graphic Design & Art Studio.

Spring 2018 Senior Exhibition on Flickr


Jeff Case: Nang Yai Shadow Art
Jul. 16 - Aug. 24, 2018

Nang Yai is an ancient Thai art form dating back to the 1400s that uses shadow puppetry to retell cultural narratives with intricately designed animal hides, a bonfire and a white screen. Jeff Case, CCU associate professor in the Department of Visual Arts, is best known for his work in cutting-edge technology such as rapid prototyping and 3D scanning and printing. Case's work interprets this ancient art using modern methods. His stereographic depictions of mythical Thai scenes are 3D rendered and 3D printed, with shadows cast from light carefully harnessed within a printed globe. 

Jeff Case: Nang Yai Shadow Art on Flickr


The Art of Tyrone Geter: Then and Now
Sept. 3 - Oct. 12, 2018

Tyrone Geter’s work finds its foundation in the legacy of his mother, who grew up in the early 1900s in an environment of discrimination, poverty and illiteracy. His works in charcoal, mixed media and pastels refer to the trials of youth and the struggle of the aged, reflecting themes of compassion, hope, justice and perseverance. Geter was born in Anniston, Ala., and earned his MFA from Ohio University in 1978. For seven years he lived in Zaria, Nigeria, creating art and learning the culture of the nomadic Fulani people. He taught at the University of Akron and recently retired as an associate professor of art at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. 

The Art of Tyrone Geter: Then and Now on Flickr


Kate Kretz: #brute
Oct. 22 - Nov. 28, 2019

Originally trained as a painter, Kate Kretz creates across disciplines. Her recent work includes human hair embroideries, dense bas-relief cotton floss embroideries, acrylic paintings on cotton velvet, and highly wrought oil and acrylic paints. Generally focused on creating time-intensive work telling difficult truths, her recent series have addressed gun violence, vulnerabilities of motherhood and familial dysfunctionality. Kretz’s work has been shown in many international museums and galleries in Germany, China, Italy and the Netherlands.

Kate Kretz: #brute on Flickr 




“Bearing Witness” Margi Weir's 

"Requisite Beguilement" by Liz Miller

Portfolios II: Senior Exhibition Art Studio
Works by Sara Becker, Peyton Busby, Skylar Delaney, Kayla Harllee, Morgan Hedgecock, Julie Hoskins, Kaileigh McCabe, Sarah Richardson, Meagan Runyon, Caleb Sarvis, Elizabeth Simpson, Haley Smith, Christina Teruel, and Nick Carmichael

Portfolios I: Senior Exhibition Graphic Design
Works by Alicia Shirah, Amy Reif, Brianna Barnes. Charity Williams, Christina Teruel, Erica Goodwin, Haley Yarborough, Itzi Durante, Jasmine Kennedy, Jessie Lindler, Kameron Summers, Kristin Pisano, Lauren Piefer, Mackenzie Wolfe, Madia Walker, Mary Carter Lewis, Meghan McGirr, Rachel Sickinger, Sophie Brunett, and Theresa Calabrese.

 "Swarm" by Adrian Rhodes



Fall Portfolios: Art Studio and Graphic Design by Tianna Watkins, Heidi Molano, Sara Aulebach, Brittany Leonard, Gwendolyn E. Washington, Joshua W. Wysong, Ashley Cochran, Deontre Wynn, Kathrine Parris, Dyquan L. Gore, Roisin Walsh, Devon Sims, Justin Marshall and Katie Riley

"But if the Crime Is Beautiful" by Lauren Kalman

"Costume Construction/Artifactual Series" by Virginia Derryberry

"Bilingual" by Amelia Toelke

"Lesson 2" by Barry R. Jones

Spring Portoflios II: Graphic Design by Katherine Louise Ashby, Alex Barley, Terrace Brigman, Caroline Carini, James Causey, Kevin Dunbar, Harry E. Edwards, Emily Englehart, Maria Finekbnier, Alexandra Marshall, Maria Mevissen, Brittany Michaels, Jeffrey Robert Miller Jr., Ashley Nielsen, Enxhi Qemalli, Devon Sims, Dorothy Louise Thompson, Justine Tiger, Jamaal Williams, and Yushang Xu

Spring Portfolios I: Studio Art by Ashley Arakas, Sarah Cox, Elisabeth Dollar, Katherin Farrelly, Jermaine Gourdaine, Rebecca Jolly Jessica Schwiers and Ariana Sellers

"Quantum Continuum" by Denise Stewart-Sanabria


"Liquor and Watermelon Will Kill You" by Michaela Pilar Brown

"The Danger of Being Born (De Novo)" by Debrorah Rockman

"Broken Land | Still Lives" by Eliot Dudik

"Reflections" by Claudia Wilburn

Senior Portfolio II: Graphic Design and Art Studio by Corey Baumann, Brandon Buchanan, Christopher Cottingham, Brian Mitchell, Jonathan Parfitt, Elizabeth Pridgen, Caleb Sarvis, Alesha Selph, Latasha Singleton, Bria Williams, Callie Bartfield, Barbarajane Fay, Taylor Higgins, Cayla Norton, Emilee Rosen, Lindsey Thompkins and Ashley Webb

Senior Portfolio I: Graphic Design and Art Studio by James Beirele, Kelly Garrett, Stephanie Krause, Hauke Ludolfs, Alisha Manning, Hannah McKee, Collin Oliva, Asialee Potts, Jose Quintero, Jamal Simpson-Krarzia, Bailey Turner, Holly Wilwerth, Alexander Barrett, Cheyenne Jakubek, Emily Munn Aubrey Plum, and Skyler Simon

"Amendments" by Marie Bergstedt

"Faculty Triennial" featuring works by CCU Visual Arts Professors: James Arendt, Steven Bleicher, Larry Bunch, Chris Bilton, Jeff Case, Jacob Cotton, Claudia Dominguez, Sandra Hardee, Elizabeth Keller, Maura Kenny, Alexandra Knox, Treelee MacAnn, Scott Mann, Kendall Martin, Armon Means, Paul Olsen,John Schiro, Easton Selby, Cat Taylor, Brad Williams, Logan Woodle, and Rob Wyeth


"Senior Portfolios" by Charles Merchant, Brandon Naperstek, Chris Johnson, Khayla Johnson, Joshua Knight, Xiqian Zhao, Mike McClure, Allison Dunavant, Princess Houey, Caleb Sarvis, Hannah Glatki, Diamond McCray, Brandon Alston, Taryn Chepanoske, Joshua Jones, Daniel Mableton, Jonathan Perry, Fanxi Yang, Kristin Shamro, and Cory McNair.  *Mature Audiences Only*

"Bread and Circus" by Diana Farfan

"Progressions" by Syd Mead

"Solo Exhibition" by Herb Rieth

"PreOccupied" by Michael Dickins

"Senior Portfolio II: Graphic Desgin" by Justice Aaron, Jordan Baquilar, Olivia Bennett, Anthony Bryant, Erica Burkett, Tyler Buse, Christina Cruz, Corina Cudebec, Scott Cullum, Gary Harrington, Tori Jordan, Nora Kyles, Brandi Lovette, Landen Martin, Brittany Mauro, Charles Merchant, Brandon Sabb, Demonshay Scipio, and Dequan Williams. 

"Senior Portfolio I: Studio Art" by Cecile Caulk, Alecia Franca, Margaret Hancock, Elizabeth Holt, Anastasia Karos, Abigail Merrell, Vanessa Remillard, Caitlin Schlueter, Brianna Stith, Pierre-Alex Tavernier, Cody Unkart, Kristen Unrue, Kayleigh Vanlandingham, Bianca Watson, and Rose Williams. 

"Out of Hobcaw" by Coastal Carolina University Painting Professor Maura Kenny

"Linda Stein: The Fluidity of Gender" Solo Exhibition


"Senior Portfolios" Fall Exhibition: Graphic Design and Studio by Courtney Balliette, Katie Black, Jamie Chaffin, Sarah Evans, Jenna Kazmierczak, Matthew Fam, Nathan Rood, Alton Sanders, Sarah Swartz, Ashleigh Wilson, Jazmin Cortes, Amanda Nettles, and Lance Rhodes. 

Please view our senior's interview with Coastal Today

"Young Blood" by Daniel Farnum

"This is what makes us Girls" by Karen Ann Myers

"Erin Wiersma: Solo Exhibition"

"I Live at Zoo Valdes" by Marius Valdes

"Senior Portfolio II: Studio Art" by Caroline Cockfield, Jack Countiss, Lindsey Golden, Catherine Green, Julie Hamer, Sara Hebble, Natalie Lin, Rebecca Lindblade, Brianna Logan, Courtney Reilly, Laura Riedinger, Mary Sheehy, Skyler Simon, Michael Slater, and Leah Smith

"Senior Portfolio I: Graphic Design" by Michelle Cato, Jesse Jarvis, Devin Pomianowski, Nicole Scott, Robert Taylor, Derek Edwards, Harmony Kensinger, Emily Poston, Stephaine Williams, Savannah Todd, Marcello Garofalo, Jordyn Newman, Travis Rogers, Jeff Slomba, and J.D. Short

"Imperfect Letterpress x3" by Joey Hannaford, Mervi Pakaste, and Jeff Pulaski

"Preciousness" by Troy Wingard


"Discovering the Durer Cipher: Hidden Secrets in Plain Sight" by Albert Durer

"Faculty Biennial" by Jim Arendt, Brian Taylor, Kendall Martin, Logan Woodle, Easton Selby, Chris Todd, Chris Bilton, Carmen Bilton, Treelee MacAnn, Brad Williams, Stephanie Danker, Paul Olson, Scott Mann, Jeff Case, Claudia Dominquez, Maura Kenny, Elizabeth Keller, Larry Bunch, Armon Means, John Schiro, Sandra Hardee, and Steven Bleicher

"Structure" by Leah K. Woods

"Continual Condition" by Craig Hill

"Senior Portfolios" Fall Exhibition: by Mary Currence, Tracy Fish, Amanda Illian, Jesse Nevins, Jentry Childress, Alicia Rancier, Hayley C.E., Timothy Hodge, Jenna Lusky, Jennifer Ritacco, Ryan D'Alessandro, and Cory Sanders

"Weaving, Stacking and Staining" by Jonathan Brilliant


"Vestiges/trinitas" by Jan Gilbert, Debra Howell, Krista Jurisich, Frank Aymami, Brain Nolan, and Rontherin Ratliff

"Dionaea Muscipula" by Theresa Hackett

"Alumni Exhibition" featuring Sybil Alfano, Emily Asbury, Courtney Barnett, Lon Calhoun, Stacy Cannon, Rachel Harris-Beck, Brandy Kowal, Wayne Marcelli, Jason Moore, Clifton Parker, Jessica Ritacco,  and Aubree Ross

"Senior Portfolios" Spring Exhibition: by Chris Henderson, Abby Fleet, Allister Tague, Amy Hardee, Tiffany Waldorf, Stephanie Heikkila, Lisa Tyree, Joe Cusamano, Chad Carteret, Christi Keating, Lauren Bates, Mickaylia Biron, Kelly McCormick Brown, Tasha Deneen, Evan Donevant, Christine M. Giguere, Brittany Hallick, Carolyn Hamilton, Sara King, Amanda Krilich, Samantha Lucido, Brittany Mauldin, Megan Parker, Alicia Rorer, and P.J. Schenk  Fall Exhibition: Barbara Astrini, Roy Bragg, Henry Burgess, Joshua Lebowitz, Marcus Mtshali, Anna Troy, Alverda Childers, Matt Gray, Jeffery King, John Minor, Emily Schrag, and Nicole Vanleer

"Social Landscapes: Urban Development and Change" an exhibiton in exchange with Nanjing China Art Institute featuring works by Abby Smith, Tim Hodge, Natasha Crabtree, Kelly McCormick, Stephanie Hutto, Joshua Lebowitz, Zhou Mei, Dani Brass, Austin Pinchney, Tong Fong, Brittany Mauldin, Melvin Garrick, and Brittany Hallick

"Fire and Earth" by Warner Hyde and Jane Allen Nodine

"Project 35" by Yukihiro Taguchi, Dan Halter, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Phu Nam Thuc Ha, Tuan Andrew Nguyen, Kota Ezawa, Robert Cauble, Sammy Baloji, Andrea Buttner, Daniela Paes Leao, Ranbir Kaleka, Ho Tzu Nyen, Stephen Sutcliffe, Azorro Group, Yason Banal, Meris Angioletti, Michael Stevenson, Vyacheslav Akhunov, Beryl Korot, Anja Medved, Ulla Von Brandenburg, Chto Delat, Chen Chich-Jen, Manon De Boer, Tamar Guimaraes, Angela Detanico, Rafael Cain, Nestor Kruger, and Vartan Avakian

"Shifting Plates"


"Senior Portfolios" a collection of works by senior studio and graphic design students

"Uncanny" by Jen Raimondi, Susannah Strong, Lasse Antonsen, and Cal Lane

"Faculty Biennial" by Steven Bleicher, Cynthia Farnell, Daryl Fazio, Elizabeth Keller, Maura Kenny, Treelee MacAnn, Rich Kuhn, Penelope Miller, Paul Olsen, Dan Powell, Lidia Sacharny, John Schiro, Easton Selby, Susan Slavik, and Chris Todd

"Wood, Paper, Canvas" by Chris Todd, Dan Powell, John Schiro, and Easton Selby

"Textual Tracings" by Elizabeth Kendall, Novice Trump, and Leila Holtsman

"Adapting Spaces: A Photographic Exploration in Four Acts" by John Mann, Ryan Adrick, Daniel Kariko, and Tracy Longley-Cook


"The Art of Drawing" by Bernard Chaet

"Source Derivations" by Stacy Isenbarger

"Senior Portfolios" a collection of works by senior studio and graphic design students

"The Posters of Discontent"


"Bears" by Kent Rogowski

"Douglas McAbee Exhibition" 

"Faculty Biennial" a collection of works by CCU Visual Art Department Faculty

"Moving Pictures: New Intaglio Prints" by Treelee MacAnn

"In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World"

"Landscape as Metaphor" by Dina Hall

"New Prints: from the International Print Center New York"

"An International Collections of Freaks and Beauties" by Clifton Parker


"Shadow and Signs" by Frank Poor

"Senior Portfolios"  a collection of works by senior studio and graphic design students

"Mystical Images of Tibet - Sculpture and Photography" 

"Self Taught: Seven African-American Vernacular Artist" by Bessie Harvey, Purvis Young, Sam Doyle, David Butler, Jimmie Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, and Mary T. Smith

"Embedded: Words and Images from Afghanistan"

"The Art of Rabbit Ears: Contmporary American Children's Book Illustration" by Greg Couch, courtesy of Mark and Doris Sottnick


"New Narrative: Fitzpatrick, Marden, Stella, and Warhol"

"Sampler: Digital Video" projected works by Rafael Attias, Matthew DiTullo, Miruna Dragan, John Enxuto, Adam Frelin, Shu-Ichi Ogawa, and Susannah Strong

"Ernest Hemingway and Walker Evans: Three Weeks in Cuba, 1933"


"Misconceptions and Mixed Blessings" by Susan Harbage Page


"The Suitcase Show: Tri State Sculptors

"Keys of the Wilderness" by Philip Koch

"Translucency" by Carol Hepper


"Mind Frames II - Recent Paintings" by Charles M. Dorn

"Metamorphosis II" by Celia Wester


"Photographic Reflections of Old Myrtle Beach" by Jack Thompson

"Painting and Metal Works" by Tom Stanley and Alf Ward

"Southern and Caribbean Photographs" by Louise Parsons


Selection from the State Art Collection


"Devious Duo" by Daphne Stephens and Dianna Clark


"Sensuous Lines of Individual Styles" by Trisha Dyer, Joseph Jasper, and Tammy Thompkins