Recent Works
Recent Works

Sept. - Oct.. 2006

All of the participating artists in this exhibition are dedicated, full-time adjunct faculty members of the College of Charleston’s Department of Studio Art. The Halsey Institute has hosted a number of past exhibitions that showcase the work of studio art faculty.

Group Show
Recent Works

Yvette Dede

Yvette Dede is from New Orleans, La., and moved to Charleston in 1991. Her artistic efforts include collaborative sculpture installations throughout the United States and one in the Czech Republic. In 1994, she and her collaborators were awarded the Installation/Collaboration Project Grant, from the North Carolina Cultural Council and the Alternate Visions Grant, from Alternate Roots of Atlanta. In addition to site works, Dede draws; her drawing installations were included in the South Carolina Artist Triennial 2001 and 2004. She was an active member of the South Carolina Arts Commission Artist in Residency program from 1994-1998, where she worked numerous artist residencies in public schools throughout the state. Currently, Dede is a full-time adjunct drawing professor at the College of Charleston. She received her B.F.A from Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge and her M.F.A. from Vermont College, Montpelier, Vt.


Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson has worked at the College for four years as sculpture instructor and studio manager. His preferred sculptural medium is cast iron, and he shares his passion for iron with students in the annual Cougar Iron Pour. He also takes iron on the road for public workshops and community projects at locations such as Redux Contemporary Art Center, Sumter High School, and the River Oaks Art Center of Alexandria, La.

Sharon Lacey

Sharon Lacey is a native of Charleston, S.C. She graduated from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she earned degrees in both Art and English. In 1995, she was accepted to study art and literature at Oxford University’s Keble College. While there she trained in stone carving at Keble College’s Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. She moved to N.Y., in 1999 to pursue graduate work in painting. In May 2001, she completed her M.F.A under the instruction of Eric Fischl at the New York Academy of Art. Her art training has primarily focused on traditional techniques and materials, with particular emphasis on the human figure. She has exhibited work both in the United Kingdom and the United States, including Washington, D.C., N.Y., and Boston. In 2003, she returned to Charleston to take a position in the College’s Department of Studio Art, where she currently teaches painting and drawing.


Lynne Riding

Lynne Riding, a native of Knighton, Mid-Wales, received her two-year art foundation from Hereford College of Art & Design, followed by a B.A. from Manchester School of Art, both in the United Kingdom, and later, her M.F.A from the San Francisco Art Institute, Calif. After receiving her B.A., Riding resided in London, taking on varied international commissions for London, Paris and New York, while also teaching figure drawing, design and painting, in a part time capacity at a central London college. During this period, she was included in “Best of European Illustration,” London. Prior to moving to the United States, Riding taught for five years at Falmouth School of Art, in the West of England, con-currently serving on a board at Plymouth College of Art & Design. During this period, invitational blocks of teaching were also undertaken in the capacity of visiting artist/professor, for colleges such as Maidenhead, Plymouth and Epsom. Riding has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibits nationally in addition to receiving a number of residencies. Since 1998 she has taught at the College of Charleston as a full-time adjunct professor of fine art, while continuing to develop her personal work.

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