11.17.2022 - 2.4.2023
Adrian Rhodes, (b. 1983, in Logan, Utah) grew up and resides in Hartsville, South Carolina. She received her BFA in 2005 and MFA in 2011, both from Winthrop University. She is the recipient of the SC Arts Commission’s 2020 Individual Artist’s Fellowship and the 2019 SECAC Artist’s Fellowship. Her work has been included in highly competitive group exhibitions at museums and contemporary art institutions in the southeast. Drawn: Concept and Craft at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem presented her work alongside artists including LeRoy Neiman, Kara Walker, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze and Buckminster Fuller. Paper Worlds at the Spartanburg Art Museum exhibited herwork with eight other artists who, according to the curatorial statement, "push the boundaries and capabilities of paper.” 2019’s Coined in the South at the Mint Museum Uptown selected 64 works by 45 artists from a submission pool of 2000 entries, and was a survey of groundbreaking contemporary southern art.
Winner of the 2020 701 CCA Prize from the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC, she was also featured in the 701 CCA SC Biennial in 2019. In 2017 she was included in two national print exhibitions: the Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibitionand VAE Raleigh’s Under Pressure. Her work has received numerous accolades including Best of Show/Top Honors at VAE Raleigh’s Contemporary South in 2018, Small Works 2018: A Florence Regional Arts Alliance Juried Showand the Arts Council of York County’s 24th Annual Juried Show in 2013.
Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions at institutions including Coastal Carolina University, Francis Marion University, The University of South Carolina, UNC Charlotte, USC Beaufort, Jones Carter Gallery and TRAX galleries in Lake City, SC, the Arts Council of York County, and City Art in Columbia SC.
This exhibition is generously sponsored by Davis + Walker Barnes, Alice + Ty Dawson, Leah Kent + Mici Fluegge, Misti + Kevin Hudson, Susu + George Dean Johnson, Jr., Leigh Ann + Ryan Langley, Vicki + Tom Nederostek, and Margaret + George Nixon.