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Past Exhibits:

Columbus Art Festival, Columbus, OH. June 11-13th, 2017.

Telfair Art Fair, Savannah, GA. November 11th-13th, 2016.

Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA. January 15th - February 28th, 2016.

Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA. from March 18th-23rd, 2016.

Listen to Orlando Montoya Interview Isaac McCaslin

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Isaac McCaslin was born in 1989 in Mississippi, raised in Louisiana, and in 2013 received his B.F.A. in Painting at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Georgia.

In Savannah, McCaslin received regional, national, and international awards such as the London International Creative Competition’s Talent of the Year Award in 2011 and he was the winner of the Greenpoint Gallery’s National Juried Art Competition in New York in 2015. He used the support from his various successes to open a studio in Savannah where he contributed to community art events. Then in 2015-2016 Isaac McCaslin was awarded the Artist Residency Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts where he resided for 7 months. He exhibited in various fine arts festivals, galleries, and museums up and down the east coast, and his work has been acquired into private, corporate, and museum collections.

About the Art:


Things will deteriorate and change, so when grasping for meaning, I hold onto my brush knowing my perceptions are transient but perhaps not as transient as my perceptions made into paint. This struggle to derive meaning from the cyclical forces of chaos and order is timeless, the timelessness connects me to the art historical traditions. The struggle occurs within the heart and soul of my art making process. It occurs within my body and my society. It is the human condition.  

1. Education

2013 BFA, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA
Degree: Painting (Magna Cum Laude)

2. Awards/Grants/Fellowships/Scholarships

2015-16 Visual Arts Residency Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC), Provincetown, MA (October
1- April 30)

2015  1st Prize 2015  National Juried Art Competition, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

2014 Best in Painting Award, Warden Family Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA. 59th Annual Boardwalk Art Show, Virginia Beach, VA. and Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Virginia MOCA), Virginia Beach, VA. (Jurors: Shannon Timms, Art Advisor and West Coast Sales Director of ArtForum Magazine. Jeffrey Allison, Manager of Statewide Programs & Exhibitions, Virginia Museum of Fine Art. Brigitte Martin, Editor of Crafthaus, Professional Artist and Award-winning Author.)

2013 Bronze Award, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA. 19th Annual Telfair Art Fair, Savannah, GA. and Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA. (Juror: Boo McLoughlin, Executive Director of the Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO.)

2013 First Place Award, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA. B.F.A. Awards 2012-13, Savannah, GA. SCAD (Juror: Michael Rich, Professor of Art, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI.)

2012 Best in Show: Expression Award, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA. Drawing Works. Savannah, Ga. SCAD (Juror: Nova Benway, at the Drawing center in New York, NY.)

2011 Talent of the Year Award, LICC, London, UK. London International Creative Competition, Rich Mix Theater, London, UK. (Juror: Barbara Polla, Owner and Director of Analix Forever Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland Ben Tomlinson, Director, Alma Enterprises Gallery, London, United Kingdom Hossein Farmani, Curator, Los Angeles, New York, United States Jesper Thomsen, Director of Mews 42 gallery, London, United Kingdom, chairman of the LICC jury committee.)

2010 2nd Place Painting Award, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA.
Honors Show, Savannah, GA, SCAD. (Juror: Stephen Gardner, SCAD Foundation Studies
Faculty in Savannah, GA.)

2008 Distinguished Honors/Portfolio Scholarship ($72,000), SCAD, Savannah, GA.

2006 First place Congressional District Art Competition Scholarship ($20,000), Congressional Institute, Hammond, LA.

3. Exhibition Record

2015 Two-Person Open Studio, Tragedy at Ebenezer Creek, Of Two Minds Art Studio, Savannah, GA.

2014 Art Fair (Juried), 20th annual Telfair Art Fair, Telfair Square, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA.

2014 Art Fair (Juried), 59th Annual Boardwalk Art Show, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, Virginia
Museum of Contemporary Art. Virginia Beach, VA.

2014 Group Exhibit, Year of the Local, ThincSpace, Savannah, GA.

2013 Art Fair (Juried), 19th Annual Telfair Art Fair, Telfair Square, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA.

2013 Group Exhibit, Small Works, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA.

2013 Group Exhibit (Invitational), ‘Relationships, naturally’, American Legion Ballroom, Art Rise
Savannah & the United States Green Building Committee. Savannah, GA.

2013 Two-Person Exhibit (Invitational), Kniht, Butcher Gallery, Savannah, GA.

2013 Group Exhibit, The Sketchbook Show, Ashmoore Gallery, Savannah, GA.

2013 Group Exhibit (Juried), B.F.A Awards Show, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA.
(Juror: Michael Rich, Professor of Art, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI.)

2012 Group Exhibit, Cherchez La Verite, The Porch, Savannah, GA

2012 Group Exhibit, R-egression, Habersham Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA.

2012 Group Exhibit (Juried), Drawing Works, Alexander Hal Gallery, Savannah, GA. (Juror: Nova
Benway from the Drawing Center in New York, NY.)

2012 Solo Exhibit, Of Two Minds, Local 11Ten, Savannah, GA (Curator: Arthur B. Kouwenhoven)
2012 Group Exhibit, The Sketchbook Show, Little Beasts Gallery, Savannah, GA.

2011 Art Fair (Juried), 17th Annual Telfair Art Fair, Telfair Square, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA.

2010 Group Exhibit (Juried), Open Art, Jepson Center, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA.

2006 Group Exhibit (Juried), Congressional District Art Show, Connor Tunnel of US Capital,
Washington DC.

4. Radio

Orlando Montoya, Interview, WHCJ Radio, Savannah, GA, August 7, 2015.

5. Commissions

2014, Forty Acre’s And A Mule, Civil War Era Documentary/Drama set during General Sherman’s March
to Savannah, 10 Original Historical Narrative Drawings (9 x 15 in. to 18 x 30 in.), Charcoal on Paper,
Resurrection Life Counseling, Savannah, GA

6. Bibliography

Print Media

Orlando Montoya, “Enter the Isaac McCaslin Zone” Front-page cover with interview. Connect Savannah, Savannah, GA. July 29, 2015. 20-21.

Kristopher Monroe, “Exhibits Explore Historical and Recent Racial Injustice,” Open studio announcement with photograph and interview. Do Savannah, Savannah, GA. April 2, 2015. 10.

Lauren Flotte, “Telfair Art Fair is a time to shine,” Art Show announcement with photograph and
interview. Connect Savannah, Savannah, GA. November 12, 2014. 32-33.

Aaron Tilford, “2014 Leslie-Lohman Museum Annual Report” Donors of Art. Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY. 2014.

David Harland Rousseau and Benjamin Reid Phillips, “Storyboarding Essentials: How to Translate Your Story to the Screen for Film, TV, and Other Media” Creative Essentials. 2013. 1st ed. Random house Inc. New York, NY.

Website Publications

Orlando Montoya, “Inspired by Trash, Artist Explores Mental Landfills” 23 min. podcast interview.
Savannah Podcast, access date: July 14, 2015. http://savannahpodcast.com/multimediaarchive/
inspired-by-trash-artist-explores-mental-landfills/

Brittney Lohmiller, “Do Savannah Artist Video Series: Isaac McCaslin” Do Savannah, access date:
November 10, 2014. http://www.dosavannah.com/article/mon-11102014-1707/telfair-art-faircelebrates-two-decades-art-all-ages

Leslie Moses, “Art Rise putting Savannah creators in the forefront”, Savannah Now. Access date:
November 9, 2014. http://savannahnow.com/accent/2014-11-08/art-rise-putting-savannah-creatorsforefront

Telfair Museums. “Art Fair Featured Artists” access date: November 12, 2014.
http://www.telfair.org/museum-events/artfair/featured-artists/

Blogs

Nathan Jones, "Isaac," The Photography of Nathan Jones, October 2014.
http://www.nathanjonesphoto.com/bounce/isaac

Nathan Jones, “McCaslin,” The Photography of Nathan Jones, October 2014.
http://www.nathanjonesphoto.com/bounce/mccaslin

Jenny Butcher, “Kniht, By Garret Odenwelder and Isaac McCaslin” What is the Butcher, May 24, 2013. http://www.whatisthebutcher.com/new-blog/2013/7/21/kniht-by-garret-odenwelder-and-isaacmccaslin-june-and-july-2013

Anthony Lamberty, “Artwork by Isaac McCaslin,” Eat Sleep Draw, July 12, 2014 4:19 am.
http://eatsleepdraw.com/post/90439922210

Candace Whittemore, “Cherchez La Verite” Swimming in Surrealism, November 2, 2013 4:48 am
https://candacewhittemore.wordpress.com/tag/isaac-mccaslin/

7. Collections

Private:
Arthur Kouwenhoven, Savannah, GA.
Barbara Zinn, Savannah, GA
Jennifer Peck, New York, NY.
Josh Kellers, Savannah, GA.
Mark Tate, Savannah, GA.
Michael D. Yachnik, West Hollywood CA.
Walker Gaultney, Cashiers, NC.

Museum:
Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York, NY

Corporate:
Multi-Tech Office Machines, Slidell, LA
Seabolt Realtors, Savannah, GA

8. References

Hunter O’ Hanian, Museum Director, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY. 10013

Stephanie Raines, Museum Interpretation & Engagement, Telfair Museums, Jepson Center, Savannah, GA. 310401

Arthur B. Kouwenhoven, Art Collector (Retired designer at Jansen Inc. Interior Design Firm), Savannah, GA. 31401








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