about the artist

Art has been such a blessing in my life and very impactful. I love working with any and every medium especially photography, woodworking & printing. Hello. I am Douglas Piper. I'm a designer, woodworker and photographer. I love sawdust, tools, building, photography, and just making stuff. My focus is spent doing marketing/graphics with my job and the other is woodwork, graphics, & photography. I graduated from Clemson University & I am currently living and working in Greenville, SC.

 

Artist statement

Douglas Pipers’ linoleum block printing weaves together layers of found paper, graphic block prints and handwritten text to create a vintage feel. He collects a variety of found paper, maps, books and letters to create unique linoleum carving collages. For his work, Douglas draws inspiration from his adventures; camping, hiking & biking to places such as the Colorado Mtns and the AT, exploring the local lakes and the Carolina Coast, as well as running around the mountains of his home state of South Carolina. Old  weathered cabins, well worn backpacks and seasoned sailboats are all layered on old maps to lure the onlooker in and hopefully spark memories of their own past travels and experiences.

Douglas Piper currently lives and works in Greenville, South Carolina. He travels constantly and spends much of his time in the outdoors, both of which impact his work.

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 , January 15 – March 31, Greenville, SC

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

 

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:

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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