USC Aiken Art Professor Creates Look of North Charleston Arts Fest
Aiken, SC (06/07/2019) — The work of a professor in the University of South Carolina Aiken Visual and Performing Arts Department was chosen as the official image of the 2019 North Charleston Arts Fest and was used as part of all the promotional materials associated with the event.
Joseph Kameen's winning piece, "Shadow Boxer" and a series of new paintings titled, "Balancing Act," were featured in an exhibit in the North Charleston City Gallery throughout the entire month of May.
"This exhibition featured Joe's recent figurative work that speaks about our human instinct to ask 'why?' through a lens of humor, bright color, and exaggerated movement," organizers said.
"Using imagery and people drawn from reality, memory, and imagination, his paintings analyze the parts of ourselves that are revealed when we ask a question we cannot fully answer."
Kameen received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture and painting at Boston University and his Master of Fine Arts in painting from Indiana University Bloomington. His work has been featured in publications such as the Boston Voyager, Emboss Magazine, and the Pinch Literary Journal, and can be found in both national and international private collections. He has curated and exhibited at venues in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Indiana, South Carolina, and New York, including The Painting Center and Janet Kurnatowski Gallery.
He has instructed courses in drawing, painting, color theory, sculpture, digital design, and 3D printing at Butler University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Indiana University East. Kameen currently teaches painting and drawing at USC Aiken.