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School of Visual Art and Design


Busy Day(dreams) MFA Thesis Exhibition by Julie Marie Hamer

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 12:15pm to Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:15pm


Exhibition Reception will be Thursday April 6th from 5-7pm with an artist talk at 6pm

When caught up in stressful activities, my mind tends to wander off. Because of this, I create multiples of a miniature character and place them in scenarios that reflect my overwhelming experiences, but they act out in mischievous ways. For me, this acts as an escape from those stressful situations and helps me relax and keep focus on tasks I need to accomplish. Busy Day(dreams) invites viewers to escape in an imagined world, my world, as it interacts playfully with our reality. 

Julie Marie Hamer was born in Portsmouth, Ohio. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree in studio art at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. She recently completed her Museum Management Certificate from USC, and earned her Bachelors of Arts degree and a minor in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University in 2013. Julie has assisted with gallery exhibits at McKissick Museum and she curated Time and Place: The Artwork of James Fowler Cooper at the South Carolina State Museum in 2016. She also received an assistantship as a work study to Penland School of Crafts, she has participated in exhibits throughout South Carolina and her artwork will be on display in Artfields, Lake City, SC, from April 21st-29th, 2017.