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Isaac Payne
Charlotte, North Carolina

Central Piedmont Community College

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A reoccurring theme in my artwork is our relationship to architecture and the modern landscape. I use draftsmanship and a range of drawing and painting media on combined surfaces of paper to create images of architectural environments in states of flux: shifting between modes of representation and abstraction, perspectival space and surface pattern. The anonymity of figures and places are intended to encourage viewers to relate their own experiences to these pictorial environments, while also contemplating the layers of shared history that buildings represent.





born: 1979, Pocatello



City University of New York at Queens College, MFA, 2005
Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA, Painting, 2003


selected awards/honors

First Place, "The Bicycle: Art Meets Form", Theater Art Gallery, 2013
People's Choice Award, 'Carolina's Got Art', Elder Gallery, 2013
BOB Award, Best Artist, Charlotte Magazine, 2013
11 Month Affiliate Artist in Residence, McColl Center For Art + Innovation, 2011-2012


selected publications

Charlotte Observer, Murals capture Concord's history, essence, Friday, Nov. 01, 2013
Creative Loafing, The Numbers Game at CPCCís Ross Gallery, by Barbara Schreiber, July 06, 2012
Charlotte Observer, They're Playing with Paper, by Lynn Tremming, Dec. 15, 2011
New American Paintings, Southern Competition. Boston, Massachusetts: Open Studio Press issue #88, 2010


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Innevitable Architectures, New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2014
UNC Charlotte School of Art and Architecture: CONSTRUCT(S), Storrs Gallery Charlotte, North Carolina, 2014
Visual Places, Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury, North Carolina, 2013
Works on Paper, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2011-2012


selected group shows

Line, Touch, Trace, Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina, 2014-2015
New to the Third, Blue Spiral, Asheville, North Carolina, 2014
New Works, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012
Drawing Revisited, Greenhill Center, Greensboro, North Carolina, 2011



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