Art & Artists at The Jasper: Arianne King Comer
About the artist:
Arianne King Comer is a BFA graduate of Howard University and has been an Artist in Residence in the state of South Carolina since 1995. She is a textile artist creating her work in paintings, wearable art, installation art, environmental art, home decor as well as social justice. In 1992, Comer received the UN/USIS grant to study under the renowned Batik artist Nike Olyani Davis in Oshogbo Nigeria, where her passion for indigo manifested.
In 2007, she had the opportunity to join The Charleston Rhizome Collective to conduct a textile workshop in Batik and indigo at the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. In 1999, she was featured in the PBS documentary, “Messengers of the Spirit,” and in 2003 was featured in an Indigo Art segment on HGTV’s “Country Style,” which is still in syndication. She is an active member of Alternate ROOTS, Charleston Rhizome and a designer for Seeking Indigo. Her work is in several traveling exhibitions nationally as well as statewide. In 2012, Arianne had two solo exhibitions: “My Spirit Speaks” at the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, and “Voices from the Water” at Dalton Gallery in Rock Hill, SC. In 2013, Arianne was featured in Charleston Magazine’s “Giving Back to the Community” segment.