JERNIGAN WICKERFINE ARTS

Artists

Louis St. Lewis
Artist Biographical Information

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS 

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
The New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
The Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

CHRONOLOGY 

2006  Group Show, Fearington Smith Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2005  The " O" invitational, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
2005  Solo Exhibition, New Fables for the 21st Century, Tyndall Galleries, Chapel Hill NC
2005  Solo Exhibition,  Collages, Crooks Corner, Chapel Hill, NC
2005  Group Show, Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst NC
2005  Recent Aquisitions, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans
2005  Group Show, Beaufort Fine Arts, Beaufort NC
2005  Solo Exhibition,  Bad Boy of the Triangle, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2005 Commisioned artwork for  for TOSCA,  The Opera Company of North Carolina
2005 Commisioned artwork  for 50th anniversary PLAYMAKERS Reperatory Company
2005  First Place Award, from Juror Judy Chigaco  51st Annual  DAG, competition
2005  12 Inches of Fame, collaboration with Sean Yselt, CBGB' 315 Gallery, NYC
2004  The Body Show invitational, Craven Allen Gallery , Durham, NC
2004  Solo Exhibitiion, Center of The Earth Gallery, Charlotte NC
2004  12   Inches of Fame, collaboration with Sean Ysuelt, Gallery Radicci, New Orleans
2004  The RAIN  invitational, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2004  Strangers in Paradox  St.Lewis & Yseult, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans
2003  Commisioned poster for ARTSPLOSURE festival Raleigh, NC
2003  Solo Exhibiton, Jernigan-Wicker Fine Arts, Paris, France
2002  Solo Exhibition, Galerie Alexine & Jernigan-Wicker Fine Arts, Mougin,France
2002  High Voltage, Louis St. Lewis night at MYTHOS to benefit Charlotte Shock
2002  Solo Exhibiton, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2001  Solo Exhibition, Clear Vision, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC
2000  Solo Exhibition, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC
1999  Solo Exhibition, Jernigan-Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco , CA
1998  Solo Exhibition, POP MARTYRS, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC
1998  Solo Exhibition, Doppleganger, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, SC
1997  Solo Exhibition, Wild Flowers, The America's Collection, Coral Gables, FL
1996  Solo Exhibition, Angerls and Devils, Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, NC
1996  Solo Exhibition, Sex in the Garden, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC
1994  Solo Exhibition, Strangers in Paradox, Danville Museum of Art, Danville, VA
1993  Solo Exhibition, Notes from Sybarus, Victor Huggins Gallery, Roanoke,VA
1992  Shrines from the Post New South, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem
1992 Shrines from the Post New South, The Alternative Museum , NYC
1992 Solo Exhibition, Leaving Babylon, Mariposa Gallery , Washington, DC
1992 Solo Exhibition, Glacier, Gallery C, Raleigh ,NC
1990 Solo Exhibition , Fin De Siecle, Gallery C,Raleigh, NC
1990 Solo Exhibition, Evelyn Bengston Gallery , Greensboro, NC
1989 Invitational, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
1988 Solo Exhibition, Gallerie la Maison de New York, NYC
1986 Solo Exhibition, Judge Gallery, Washington, DC
1986 Solo Exhibition, Gallery C, Raliegh, NC
1985 Solo Exhibition, Louise Jones Brown gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC
1984 Invitational, Southeast Center for Contempory Art, Winston Salem, NC
1984 Solo Exhibition, Palazzo Crosetti, Rome, Italy
1983 Invitational, Pinnacle Gallery, Rochester, NY

AWARDS

1994 Best in Triangle, Spectator Magazine, Raleigh, NC
Best of 1994, Durham Morning Herald, Durham, NC
Featured Artist, Artsplosure, Raleigh, NC

PUBLICATIONS

Louis St.Lewis, feature,  Pinestraw Magazine, Pinehurst, NC  November 2005
Artist knows business of art, Review, Durham Morning Herald,  February 2005
Life like a Fable, feature, The Chapel Hill News, Chapel Hill, NC February 2005
Critic’s Picks, review, The News & Observer,  Raleigh, NC January 2005
WTVD  TV News, Raleigh, NC January 2005
WRAL  TV News, Raleigh, NC January 2005
Whats up,  The News and Observer, January 2005
Louis St.Lewis, cover story, Skirt Magazine, Charlotte,  NC, December 2004
Louis St. Lewis, cover Story, Rift Magazine, Charlotte, NC, October 2004
Homo Dish, feature, HX Magazine, New York, NY August 2004
Artistic Paradox, feature, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA February 2004
Martyrs and Vamps, feature, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA February 2004
I Wan’t my Reve D’Orleans, feature, New Orleans Magazine, February 2004
Artsplosure poster boy blooms again, feature, The News and Observer, April 2003
Spirit of St.Lewis, cover story,The News and Observer, Raleigh, March 2002
BEST BETS, feature, Independent Magazine, Durham, NC May 2001
St. Lewis’s New Millinium,  Review, Chapel Hill News,Chapel Hill, NC January 2000
BEST OF THE TRIANGLE 2000, feature, Spectator/Independent magazine
In The Pink, Feature, Independent Magazine, Durham, NC May 1999
BEST OF THE TRIANGLE 1998, feature, Spectator Magazine, Raleigh, NC
Artist Re-examines Fame, feature,  The Post and Courier, Charleston SC, January 1998
Artist Re-examines Fame, feature, New York Times on the web, January 1988
Talented St.Lewis, Review, Durham Morning Herald,  Durham NC, March 1998
Louis St. Lewis, Cover Story, Spectator Magazine, Raleigh, NC  May1998
BEST OF THE TRIANGLE 1997, feature Spectator Magazine Raleigh, NC
Louis St.Lewis Works, feature, News and Observe, Raleigh, r October 1997
The Look of Louis St.Lewis, feature, News and Observer, September 1997
Queen for a Day, feature, Upwith Magazine, Charleston, SC, May 1997
Death& Flowers, Cover story, Current Magazine, Charleston SC 1997
Louis St. Lewis, Review, Chapel Hill News, January 1996
Mythology infuses works, Review, The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, April 1996
St. Lewis does it in the Garden, Feature, The Front Page, Raleigh, NC January 1997
Jokes at Everyone’s Expense’, editorial, Carolina Arts, June 1997
St. Lewis, Sex in the Garden, Review, ARTPAPERS, Atlanta Ga, May 1996
Tending his Garden, Cover story, The Charlotte Observer,Charlotte, NC March 1996
Louis St. Lewis, Cover story, Spectator Magazine,  Raleigh, May 1994
Art, Artist Triumphs, Review, Citizen News-Record, Pinehurst, NC  May 1995
BEST IN THE TRIANGLE 1994, Spectator Magazine, Raleigh, NC
Artist uses pop art and Mythology, Cover, Danville Register and Bee, May 1994
Louis St. Lewis, Museum Catalogue, Danville Museum of Fine Arts  1994
Welcome Intrusions, Review, News and Observer, Raleigh, NC  May 1994
Cool on the Hill, Review, Spectator Magazine, Raleigh, NC , Sept 1993
Louis St. Lewis, Interview, V Magazine, Richmond, VA June 1992
Louis St. Lewis, Review, ARTPAPERS, Atlanta, March 1991
BEST BETS, Preview, Independent Weekly , Durham, NC , Sept 1990
Dead People are turned into Art, feature, THE SUN, Miami, FL,  October 1988
Everything Old is New Again, review, News and Observer, Raleigh, Oct 1987
Bold Relief, review, Spectator Magazine, Raleigh, NC February 1986
Twighlight of tfhe Gods, review, Spectator Magazine, Raleigh May 1986

QUOTES

" It's like Hieronymous Bosch meets MTV"

                                               Andy Warhol

"St.Lewis' spirituality is a unioun of faith and science anchored in sensory experience.And for all of his  technological, semiotic  and esthetic talents, his greatest weapon is ecstacy itself."
                                               
                                              Robert Indiana

"Louis St.Lewis is the consumate showman. Those who think that  art, buisiness and showmanship cannot go hand in hand should take a few lessons. He is a student of the marketplace and of art history and he has a body of work that is staggering."

                                               Blue Greenberg, Durham Morning Herald

(St.Lewis')" Assemblages are part Louise Nevelson, Louise Bourgeois "personages" and Marisol, with a healthy dose of African Nkisi references thrown in."

                                               Michelle Natale, The News & Observer

"One of the most talented artists to arise from that moss-covered Gothic chrysalis called the South."
                                              Anne Heller, ARTPAPERS

"St.Lewis is lush, enigmatic and self referencing through suggestion displaying art and life intertwined."
                                              Tom Jones, Danville Museum of Art

"He is a true media child, It's very interesting to me to see the whole Orwellian-Barburian-Warholian phrophesy come true in the person of Louis St.Lewis."

                                               Kate Dobbs Ariail,  The Post and Courier

"I like his uncanny mixture of pop culture and high art, of  the mythic and the personal, of engagement with the erotic, and a certain nonchalant approach to it all, very much in keeping with the attitude of the post-modern."
                                                               
                                              Max Halperen, Spectator Magazine


"As a conceptual artist, he is a total package, if people were electrical current, Louis St. Lewis would definately be HIGH VOLTAGE."

                                              Mark Sloan, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston

"An uncanny mix of Sex, Glamour and Antiquity, his work melds surrealist mystery with the pop pulsations of alternative rock."

                                              D. Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly

"In the cultured manner of a tasteful dandy, st Lewis pushes style, teasing us rather than assaulting the viewers senses."
                                              Linda L. Brown, ARTPAPERS