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       Artist Bio

Anthony Lewis is a South Carolina based abstract figurative painter and photographer. Lewis studied at the School of Visual Art and Design where he graduated from the University of South Carolina with his Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art with a concentration on painting.  

Anthony, a multi-disciplined visual artist, likes to explore the good the bad and the injustices around the black folks' experience in the United States such as, mass incarceration, black on black crime, police brutality, mental health, suicide, the beauty of being black and the everyday struggles of the black man, woman, and child dating back to the early 1900s throughout the great black migration, Harlem Renaissance and well up into the 70s.  He enjoys the concept of being able to travel back in time and capture the being of black folk. 

He likes the use of different techniques and mediums such as acrylic, oil, charcoal, mixed-media, assemblage, and black and white film photography. He merges small scale vintage black and white photographs and larger scale paintings of black people in his paintings to form a collage. He enjoys the exploration of the creative process so he can stretch the limits of his ingenuity, flexibility and mediums needed to be successful during the process. He admires the thought of not being confined in an innovative box.  



2023   BFA University of South Carolina, Studio Art Columbia,



2023 Undergraduate Studio Art Excellence Award in Painting, SVAD, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


  •  5 minutes with Artist Anthony Lewis, Interview, Preach Jacobs The State , Go Columbia, Columbia, SC, November, 2018


  • BFA Solo Exhibition, "Blk Beingz-Essence of Matter" Stormwater Studios, SVAD Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina, May 2023

  • Stormwater Collaborative Residency Inaugural Exhibition, "Before the Street Lights Come On" Stormwater Studios, SVAD Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina,  April 2023

  • Group Class Photography Exhibition, Processing Time, April 2023 UofSC, Stormwater Studio Gallery, Columbia, SC

  • University of South Carolina- (McMaster Gallery) 67th Annual Juried Student Exhibition Finalist March 2-17, 2022

  • University of South Carolina- (McMaster Gallery) 66th Annual Juried Student Exhibition Finalist March 3- 18, 2021

  • Group Exhibition, Artistik Vibrations, Suicide Prevention Month, Columbia, SC September, 2019

  •  The 3rd Annual Purple Gala, Domestic Violence event- Painting live,   Columbia, SC October, 2018

  • The 2nd Annual Purple Gala, Domestic Violence event- Painting live, Columbia, SC October, 2017

  • Solo Exhibition, Art(Uncorked) at SakiTumi, Columbia, SC December 2016-January 2017

  • Solo Exhibition, Third Eye Session, Painting Live, Columbia, SC 2017

  • Solo Exhibition, Sound of Color: The art and vision of Anthony Lewis- Frame of Mind, West Columbia, SC 2015

  • MoBettaSoul Event, Painting live, Frame of Mind, West Columbia, SC July 2015

  • Solo Exhibition, Michael's Cafe’, First Thursday on Main, Columbia, SC, May 1, 2015-June 1, 2015

  • Group Exhibition, Wilmington Trap Stars: A Street Art Exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, March 22, 2014-June 15, 2014, Wilmington, Delaware

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