USCB Presents Zipporah Camille Thompson Artwork Exhibition

USCB Sea Islands Center Gallery Presents Zipporah Camille Thompson Artwork Exhibition- Indigo Rain: Secreta, Magica, Memoria - Nov. 8

October 24, 2018

BEAUFORT, S.C. –  The Sea Islands Center Gallery at the University of South Carolina Beaufort will present Indigo Rain: Secreta, Magica, Memoria, an exhibition featuring artwork by Zipporah Camille Thompson, Nov. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. A gallery talk by the artist will take place at 6 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 8. The gallery, located at 1106 Carteret St., is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A visual artist and sculptor based in Atlanta, Zipporah Camille Thompson explores ritual and alchemical transformations through the unknown and through universals, including death, catastrophe, chaos and the cosmos. Metamorphosed shapeshifters and hybrid landscapes reflect various archaeological, psychological, and ecological perspectives, as well as a personal investigation of self and identity.

She creates woven sculptural hangings, assembling handmade and found objects into installations while crafting vessels of clay, antlers, bean pods, and more. She works with a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials, including fiber, clay, plastic, tinsel, and aluminum foil. Her work references historical traditions of weaving and ritualistic art-making, as well as futuristic and space-age visions. One of the works featured is a new installation created specifically for USCB's Sea Islands Center Gallery.

Thompson received a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an MFA from the University of Georgia. Her work has been featured in a number of print and online publications, most recently in Art Papers. She has shown at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, Rogue Space in Chelsea, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Atlanta Contemporary, and Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, as well as other venues. Her work is also included in private collections.

Thompson is a 2016 Artadia (Atlanta) Finalist, a Hambidge Distinguished Fellow, a former resident of ACRE Projects and Elsewhere Museum, and a Hambidge Creative Hive Project Artist.

More recently, she earned the Zenobia Scholarship Award for residency at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, in Newcastle, Maine. She is also a 2018 NCECA Multicultural Fellow and a 2018 Idea Capital Research & Development Travel grantee. She is an artist in The Creatives Program with studio residency at The Goat Farm. She recently completed a residency at the Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency in Saugatuck, Michigan. 

Thompson is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta.

For more information about the artist, visit her website at

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About the USCB Sea Islands Center Gallery

The Sea Islands Center Gallery is the art gallery of the Department of Visual Art & Design at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. It is located on the Beaufort Campus in the Sea Islands Center building at 1106 Carteret St. Since 2012, the gallery has hosted visiting artists, traveling exhibitions, group exhibitions, and shows of student work. The mission of the gallery is to promote the academic and creative programming goals of the Department of Visual Art & Design and to serve as a catalyst for creative inquiry and exploration within the Beaufort community. The directors of the Sea Islands Center Gallery are Ann Holderfield and Chad Penner.

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For more information about the gallery, contact Ann Holderfield at 843.521.4126 or

For information about USCB's Department of Visual Art & Design, contact Chris Robinson, chair of the Department of Visual Art & Design, at

About USCB

Located in the heart of the Carolina Sea Islands, the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a baccalaureate member of the USC system. Since 2002, USCB has tripled its academic degree programs, doubled its FTE enrollment, opened its first on-campus housing (now serving more than 1000), and fielded conference and national award-winning Sand Shark athletes in nine sports. The university's three campuses (Beaufort, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island) serve a perse student body of 2,116 students. The University of South Carolina Beaufort provides students with an exceptional place to learn and live in an environment focused on growth, preservation and opportunity. For more information about the University of South Carolina Beaufort, contact Candace Brasseur, senior director of communications, at 843-208-8030 (work), 843-540-7642 (cell), or