about the artist

Douglas Piper was born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1986. Having grown up both near the mountains and close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, his love of the outdoors grew tremendously. Throughout his life, Douglas has always been fascinated by the magnitude of the mountains and the ocean. This interest was cultivated during his teenage years and further developed when he met his wife, who is an artist.

After meeting his wife, Douglas delved into linoleum block printing as a way of spending more time with her as she worked on her own artwork. He started incorporating found paper, maps and books as this was all he could find to print upon. He used the practice of printing on the vintage paper to spark memories of the viewers own past travels and experiences.  

Douglas and his wife Meredith began to collaborate their love for the outdoors and art together to create “A Marriage of Mediums”. An art collaboration that features both of their work into a single piece of art. Douglas lives and works in Greenville, South Carolina surrounded by the mountains, ocean and his artistic wife, Meredith Piper.

 

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Packaging Science, Clemson University - Clemson, SC, 2009
Minor in Graphic Communications, Clemson University - Clemson, SC, 2009

 

Exhibitions:

2018
A Marriage of Mediums, Greenville, SC

Marsh Mash-up, Charleston, SC

Flat Out Under Pressure (FOUP), Greenville, SC

Caviar and Bananas Artist in Residence, Greenville, SC

Open Art Studios, A Retrospective, Greenville, SC

 

2017
GET WELL SOON‘ , NOV. 24 – DEC. 31, Charleston, SC'

Together in the Dark Eclipse 2017 / An Online Exhibition

           December 1, 2017 through April 15, 2018

 

2016
BLOOM!, R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA
Grand Opening Art Exhibit, The Artist Collective, Shreveport, LA
Critical Mass 4, Artspace, Shreveport, LA

2015 
*Southwest, Rhino, Shreveport, LA
Studio Tour, Norsworthy Gallery, Shreveport, LA
Critical Mass 3, Artspace, Shreveport, LA
 

Awards:

2015 
Collectible Artist, chosen by Common Culture Week Critics, Shreveport Regional
Shreveport Arts Council
Juried Roster Artist, NWLA Artist Directory
 

Juried Art Festival/Event:

2018

Red River Revel, Shreveport, LA

BLOOM!, R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA

Artist’s of the Upstate, Greenville, SC

2017 
Greenville, SC Open Studios
Indie Craft Fair, Greenville, SC

2016 
Double Decker, Oxford, MS

2015 
Pop-Up, Artspace, Shreveport, LA
Renegade Crafts Fair, Fair Market, Austin, TX

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Artist statement

Having a love for living the outdoor lifestyle comes from decades of going outside and exploring. My block printing speaks the same language and weaves together layers of printed block paper to form my work. I draw inspiration from old weathered cabins, well worn backpacks and seasoned sailboats. My prints are layered on old maps to lure the onlooker in and hopefully spark memories of their own past travels and experiences. I hope to inspire others to live life more adventurously outside this digital world.