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Black Artists of Spartanburg Exhibition


Black Artists of Spartanburg Exhibition - Aug 20th through September 30th. 

This exhibition will be on display in the former HUB-BUB Creative Placemaking Studio inside Chapman Cultural Center! It will feature some of Spartanburg's exceptional Black artists and creatives. We hope you will join us for the reception on September 17th. (Due to COVID-19 the reception may be virtual). 


Thank you to all the artists who submitted work. Due to limited space, works were selected by the 2019 HUB-BUB Artists-in-Residence: Masimba Hwati and Shuk Han Lui. 

About the Jurors

Masimba Hwati is an experimental mixed media artist, originally from Zimbabwe and currently working in Spartanburg, SC. His work explores the transformation of indigenous knowledge systems and cultural resistance in both contemporary and historical themes. His work has been shown in Southern Africa, Germany, France, Canada, London, the United States, and Australia. In 2015 he represented Zimbabwe at the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale in Italy. He holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, a National Diploma in Fine Art from Harare Polytechnic, a certificate in World Performance Studies from University of Michigan, and a Certificate in Building on Indigenous Knowledge Systems for Community Resilience from St Francis Xavier University, Canada. He is an honorary research fellow at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa and his work is in collections in Montreal, Canada, Harare, Zimbabwe, Detroit, Michigan and San Diego, California.


Shuk Han Lui is a multidisciplinary artist, originally from Hong Kong and Salt Lake City, Utah, currently working in Spartanburg, SC. She works predominantly in mixed-media paintings and artist’s books. Her practice takes a meditative focus and explores relationships between drawing, painting, piano, and the use of space, and her current work focuses on democracy, justice, and civil rights. She is the recipient of several research grants and fellowships, including the Wilson Center Graduate Research Award and the Looney Foundation Graduate Fellowship from the University of Georgia, and the Don Bachardy Fellowship from the Royal Drawing School in London. She has had residencies in Nebraska, South Carolina, and London, England. Lui earned her MFA in Drawing and Painting from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.

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