Charleston-based artist Jarod Charzewski was recently named an Individual Artist Fellow in the visual arts category by the South Carolina Arts Commission.
Fellowship selections are made at the culmination of an anonymous process that is . Winners are awarded $5,000.
Charzewski, an associate professor of sculpture at the College of Charleston, grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. His art is based largely on the seasons, and he has an appreciation for natural and manufacture landscapes.
He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Manitoba in 1996 and a master of fine arts in 2005 from the University of Minnesota.
He has received grants from a variety of American and Canadian arts organizations including the Manitoba Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. He has been awarded residencies and solo and group exhibition opportunities across the U.S. and Canada, including at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania; the Bunnell Art Center in Homer, Alaska; The Halsey Institute; the South Carolina Biennial at 701 Center for Contemporary Art; and the South Rim Artist in Residence Program at the Grand Canyon.
He has been invited to exhibit his large scale work in the Quebec Biennial, Manif d’ Art 7.
Three other artists were also named fellows. They were:
- Craft: Alice Ross Ballard, Greenville County
- Music Composition: Jon Jeffrey Grier, Greenville County
- Music Performance: Marina Lomazov, Richland County
The South Carolina Arts Commission board approves fellowships based on recommendations made by out-of-state review panelists. Individual artists working in poetry, prose, dance choreography or dance performance may apply for the 2017 fellowship awards. Applications open Aug. 3, and the deadline to apply is Nov. 1.
For more information about South Carolina Arts Commission programs and services, visit www.SouthCarolinaArts.com or call 803-734-8696.