T.J. Reddy
Selected Works: Original Paintings and Prints

 

 

TJ Reddy defines culture as shared human values and creativity as the art of positive-minded discovery.  As a multidimensional artist he has combined skills and interests to provide a consultancy.  His is a vision of origin, as innovative way to view life as "begending," a dynamic beginning and end in the same instance.  His paintings are colorful narratives that unite us as globally and universally.  He works with natural mixed media materials, including paper, sand, wood, fabric and clay.  He is a griot, a weaver of illustrated stories.  He spends song with voice whistle, hums, snaps fingers, drums, plays guitar; he is a rhythmetician who dances and grows with children.


Reading From the Book of Nature

 

Born in Savannah, Georgia, TJ Reddy migrated to Brooklyn, New York at 15.  He returned to the South at 19, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in history and a master of education degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


 

 
 

A studio painter and muralist, his acrylic mixed media paintings are narrative, figurative and textual, infusing paper, sand, wood filings, fabric and feathers into scope and dimension.

His paintings are influenced by study of the African Diaspora and by travel to the Caribbean, and inspired by the artists of the Harlem Renaissance.


For the Brothers of My Youth


Kwanza Family

 


He has received awards and recognition from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Arts Commission, the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.  His work is included in museums and in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and internationally.

Pieces on exhibit in Ramsey Library's Blowers Gallery from 25 January to 27 February.
Lecture and reception Tuesday, February 27 from 12:30 to 2:00 in Blowers Gallery.

Updated 29 January 2007. Comments to the Library Web Team.

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