Graphic Design Graduate's Work On Display at West Main Artists Co-op

January 20, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. — DJ Morrison, a 2010 graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate’s graphic design program, will have his exhibition “A Troubled Mind: DJ Morrison” on display at the West Main Artists Co-Op Gallery from January 20 – February 10, 2011. A reception will be held January 20 from 5-9 p.m. that is open to the public. The gallery is located at 578 West Main Street in Spartanburg.

Morrison, 22, a Spartanburg native, says the artworks in his exhibition deal with the experiences that he had in his life ranging from love, faith, and loss, as well as how he would describe the people closest to him, such as his family, and their personalities. Included in the exhibition are older works that show how he progressed over time as an artist. The show will consist of sculptures, acrylic paintings, charcoal drawings, digital illustrations and ink drawings.

Morrison was awarded the Art Studio Fellowship Award by the West Main Artists Co-op in the fall of 2010, and he used that semester to produce the body of work for this exhibition. The WMAC fellowship award comes out of a partnership between USC Upstate, Wofford College, Converse College and the Co-op. The Co-op provides a studio space for a semester, or longer under certain circumstances, to a student or faculty member. This allows the students to work with other local artists and gain experience Student applicants have to create a portfolio of their work, along with a description of what they plan to do with the studio, and present it to evaluators. Once chosen they have the studio space for a semester (or longer if it gets extended) and are required to present an exhibition or presentation of their work.

“A Troubled Mind: DJ Morrison” will be on display until February 11. Morrison will be the USC Upstate representative at the Co-op through April. Contact DJ Morrison for further information at