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.
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.