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Art exhibitions on display throughout campus


The Clemson Visual Arts (CVA) at Clemson University has seen an outstanding season of events this semester. From artist’s talks to student exhibitions, the CVA calendar has unique and transformative experiences centering on academic learning. Clemson visual art students, faculty and some alumni artwork are on full display in several of the gallery and showcase spaces.

The Lee Gallery kicked off the Fall with the exhibition “Artist Teaching: Teaching Artists,” featuring 15 art faculty. The faculty artwork highlighted recent research and showcased these working artists. The Gallery continued its academic focus by curating two Master of Fine Arts (MFA) thesis exhibitions, “Dirt: Deepening Intentional Rest Tactics” and “Corporeal Consciousness.”

The University community may view upcoming Bachelor of Fine Arts student work in the Lee Gallery, as well as the work of the talented art undergraduate students currently on display through the NextUp Invitational V. The professional artwork of MFA alumna Terry Jarrard-Dimond ’79, titled “Textiles Narratives,” is also on display. 

Current Exhibitions

Natural History/Critical Condition

Art faculty, Anderson Wrangle’s photography from Natural History/Critical Condition Exhibition.

On display until December 3, 2021.

Available for viewing Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities Dean’s Gallery

“Natural History/Critical Condition” is a visual compendium of cautionary reflection. The artists in the portfolio, present a reflection on the natural environment that unveils a growing list of environmental concerns facing humanity. The exhibition points to ecological disruptions such as ocean acidification, global warming, declines of critical food chains species, melting glaciers, animal extinctions, plastic detritus and deforestation. This exhibit questions the viewer’s capacity and willingness to address the changes taking place and muses on the ability to reconcile the destruction humanity is causing around the globe. It encourages the viewer to take action before conditions progress beyond our ability to take meaningful action.

Participating artists include Lynne Allen, Dale Clifford, Carmon Colangelo, Ashley Colangelo, Syd Cross, Georgia Deal, Maggie Denk, Bill Fisher, Diane Fox, Adele Henderson, Pat Hunsinger, Anita Jung, Cima Katz, Kumi Korf, Robert Lazuka, Pam Longobardi, Angela Oates, Dennis O’Neil, Cynthia Osborne, Andy Rubin, Joe Sanders, Jewel Shaw, Aaron Wilson and Anderson Wrangle.

Organized by Art Faculty in Printmaking Emeritus Sydney A. Cross and sponsored by the Department of Art, Lee Gallery and Clemson Advancement Foundation at Clemson University.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibit

BFA Senior artwork by Katie Carey from Senior Exhibit.

On display November 29 through December 7, 2021.

Available for viewing Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Lee Gallery

The Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibit showcases works by seniors in the studio disciplines of drawing, painting, printmaking and photography. 

The Lee Gallery exhibits the artwork of graduating students enrolled in the Department of Art academic program at the end of each semester. Students must present their final creative research in a professional exhibition and deliver an oral presentation about their work. 

The students featured in the exhibit are honored with an Artist Talk and reception which will take place December 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Lee Gallery.

Textiles Narratives

Textile artwork by Terry Jarrard-Dimond ’79 from Exhibition.

On display until December 16, 2021.

Available for viewing Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Brooks Center for the Performing Arts Lobby

The Clemson Visual Arts welcomes back MFA alumna Terry Jarrard-Dimond ’79 for a solo exhibition, “Textile Narratives.”

The artworks in this exhibition showcase Dimond’s collection of large-scale geometric compositions using hand-dyed, contemporary textiles.

Dimond’s work has been featured by the Columbia South Carolina Museum of Art in Columbia, S.C. She has artwork in S.C. State Art Collection in Columbia, S.C. She took part in South Carolina Arts Commission’s 50th Anniversary exhibition program and received the commission’s Visual and Craft Fellowship award.

Next Up Invitational V

Woven student artwork from Next Up Invitational V Exhibition.

On Display until April 26, 2022.

Available for viewing Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Sikes Hall Showcase

“NextUp Invitational V” is an exhibition of work selected by the Clemson Curates Creative Inquiry team showcasing twenty-three “up and coming” undergraduate art students enrolled in the Department of Art Bachelor of Fine Arts program. On view are works selected from over 230 submissions to the Foundations Review, which took place during the Spring semester, and includes drawings, painting and ceramics.

Participating artists include Kaitlin Ruth Bellune, Kenneth Chen, Caroline Cherry, Madilyn Davis, Adeline Dewig, Sarah Gassman, Devohn Goodwin, Nicole Hunnewell, Caeli Kearse, Tyler Terrance Myers, Charlotte O’Neil, Jennifer Ramirez, Molly Rembold and James A. Zelano Jr. 

Visitors should comply with Clemson University’s current guidance regarding COVID-19. Please visit for more information before visiting campus.

For more information about these exhibits, contact Lee Gallery Director Denise Woodward-Detrich at

Clemson Visual Arts at Clemson University

Students in the Lee Gallery viewing a past exhibition.

The importance of the arts at Clemson University goes back to Thomas Green Clemson’s vision for a “high seminary of learning.” As an accomplished painter, an avid art collector and an arts advocate, Clemson understood the importance of art to our nation and the world. Clemson University continues to carry out his vision by incorporating art throughout its facilities. Visitors are encouraged to engage with the Clemson Visual Arts (CVA) by experiencing the exhibitions in the many gallery and showcase spaces, viewing the public art found all over campus and attending special events. For more information and to access the full calendar of events, please visit

Exhibitions, artist talks and receptions are free to the public, thanks in part to the generous support given to the Center for Visual Arts. To join Friends of the Clemson Visual Arts, visit

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