DAVINA FELDER

Being more of a thinker than a speaker, art is a great way for others to take a visual trip into my psyche. Art that can translate my feelings or thoughts into something physically tangible. The concepts in my work stem from reflecting my mood or an ode to my favorite musical artists at the moment. Things that inspire me most are music, visual artists and life.  I am inspired by creatives in general, ranging from the aesthetically inclined from skateboarders to poets. Overall, I am inspired by people that are comfortable with being themselves and encourage others to do the same.

I am a college Senior pursuing a degree in Digital Design. I plan to attend graduate school for 2D animation in hopes of having my own successful animated series.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My medium of choice for years has been premier colored pencils by PrismaColor. I like using this medium because it allows me to apply multiple layers while providing vibrant colors. I can’t deny that colored pencils are pretty awesome. However ,when it comes to being time efficient, wet mediums like paints or inks are definitely the way to go. As of my sophomore year of college, I’ve begun to practice much more often with acrylic and oil paints. Overall, my biggest daily goal is to do whatever I can to continue grow as an artist.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Art Lab/Studio Tutor and Monitor

Art Club President, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC

Art Club Vice President, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC

Claflin University Summer Arts Camp, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC

  • Assistant Digital Design Teacher (2015)
  • Camp Counselor, Secondary Art Teacher, Set Assistant (2014)
  • Camp Counselor and Make-Up Artist for Lion King Performance (2013)

Arthur Rose Museum, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC

  • Docent and Courier
  • Camp Counselor and Make-Up Artist for Lion King Performance

EXHIBITIONS

Southern _________, The Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center, Orangeburg, SC November 2015

What Happened to the Color?, FAB Gallery (SCSU Campus), Orangeburg, SC May 2015

The North Charleston Arts Festival, Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston, SC April 2015

Senior Projects and Juried Student Exhibition, Arthur Rose Museum, Orangeburg, SC, Awarded Second Runner Up February 2015

Black History Show, Orangeburg Fine Arts Center, Orangeburg, SC, Local College Art Show January 2015

E-Motion, Digital Art Exhibition, Arthur Rose Museum, Orangeburg, SC, November 2014

College Corner, Orangeburg Fine Arts Center, Orangeburg, SC, Local College Art Show October 2014

South Carolina State Fair Art Competition, SC State Fair Grounds, Columbia, SC, Work Juried into State Wide Competition April 2013 & 2014

Senior Projects and Juried Student Exhibition, Arthur Rose Museum, Orangeburg, SC

AWARDS

Senior Projects and Juried Student Exhibition, Arthur Rose Museum, Orangeburg, SC, Awarded Second Runner Up 2015

SKILLS

Proficient in painting, sculpting, drawing, jewelry making, and operating Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

ART WORKS

DAVINA FELDER

BA in Digital Design

dfelder@claflin.edu

Expected date of graduation: May 2016

Art Department

Claflin University

400 Magnolia St.

Orangeburg, SC 29115

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