Name: Isaac  Payne
 
Department: Visual Arts (Visual & Performing Arts Division)
Title: Instructor, Art: Painting
Office Location:
Overcash, 160
Central Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-6237
Fax Number: (704) 330-6401
Email Address: Isaac.Payne@cpcc.edu
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Responsibilities:
Full-Time Instructor, Visual Arts: Painting and Drawing
Faculty Co-Advisor to the Visual Arts Club (2014 - present)
Co-chair of the Public Art Committee
Gallery Committee

Faculty Advisor to the Gallery 2014-2015

Courses Taught:
Painting I, Painting II, Portrait Painting, Landscape Painting, Independent Painting Study (Studio Art 288, Meets MW at 12:30)
Drawing I, Drawing II, Figure Drawing I and II, Design I (2D Design), Art Appreciation.
 
Educational Background:
2005 MFA, City University of New York at Queens College, Painting/Sculpture
2003 BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art, Painting
 
Educational Experience:
2012-present - CPCC, Instructor, Visual Arts: Painting
2007-2011 - Wingate University, Adjunct Professor of Drawing and Visual Art

Other Professional involvements: 2013-present - Board of Directors, McColl Center for Art + Innovation


 
Publications:
The Laurel of Asheville, NC, A New Direction at Blue Spiral 1, November 2017
City Newspaper, Rochester, NY, Breathing Cityscapes fill AXOM Gallery, by Rebecca Rafferty, March 30, 2016
Manifest, International Painting Annual 5, 2016
Charlotte Observer, In the galleries: Revisiting, reconsidering and urban alienation, By Barbara Schreiber, April 23, 2015
Architects and Artisans, A Rare Look Into the Creative Process, August 14, 2014
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte artists’ drawings on view at NC Museum of Art, by Cindy Schaefer, October, 14, 2014  
Charlotte Observer, Murals capture Concord’s history, essence, Friday, Nov. 01, 2013
Independent Tribune, Downtown mural pays tribute to Concord, Oct. 27, 2013
Creative Loafing, Best of Charlotte, Oct. 3, 2012
Creative Loafing, The Numbers Game at CPCC’s Ross Gallery, by Barbara Schreiber, July 06, 2012
Charlotte Observer, They’re Playing with Paper review by Lynn Tremming, Dec. 15, 2011
New American Paintings, Southern Competition, issue #88, 2010
Yes Weekly, Drawing Revisited review by Brian Crean, September 29, 2010
Shifter Magazine, Surface Tension, issue #6, 2006

Exhibitions:  
Solo Exhibitions
2016 Somewhere, New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
Rose Colored Glasses, Axom Gallery, Rochester, NY
2015 New Works, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2014 Inevitable Architectures, New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
2013 Visual Places, Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury, NC
2012 New Works, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Works on Paper, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, 2011-2012
2010 Charcoal Cities, Green-Rice Gallery, Charlotte, NC,
2005 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Klapper Hall Gallery, Queens College, Flushing, NY

Two and Three Person Exhibitions
2017 Inspired by Architecture, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2015 Perspective (3 person show), Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, GA
Intersections, New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
2014 CONSTRUCT(S), with Matt Steele, Storrs Gallery, UNC Charlotte School of Art and Architecture, NC
2012 Interactive Landscapes: New and Collaborative Works, with Chris Watts, CPCC Ross Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Art Papers Art Auction, Atlanta, GA
Studio Party 17, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
Community Foundation for Greater Greensborough, NC
2016 Studio Party 16, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
Art Papers Art Auction, Atlanta, GA
2015 Line, Touch, Trace, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, 2014-2015
Studio Party 15, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
2014 New to the Third, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
New Works, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2013 Group Show, MONA, Charlotte, NC
The Bicycle:  Art Meets Form (juried invitational), Theater Art Gallery, NC
Faculty Exhibition, CPCC, Charlotte, NC
Art Papers Art Auction, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Carolina’s Got Art (juried), July Salon, Elder Gallery
Studio Party 13, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
2012 Ether Ore, Gallery Twenty Two, Charlotte, NC
Art Papers Art Auction, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Winter Exhibition, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC
Petite Et Local, Dialect Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Palate to Palette, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
High 5, Cabarrus Arts Council. Concord, NC
2011 Spring Fling, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC
Transfusion, Charlotte Artery at the Gaines Brown Building. Charlotte, NC
You and Me, Waterworks. Salisbury, NC
Carolina’s Got Art travelling show (invitational), Winston-Salem, Sumpter, and North Augusta
2010 Drawing Revisited, Green Hill Center for NC Art. Greensboro, NC
Carolina’s Got Art (Juried) Atherton Mill. Charlotte, NC
Black, White and Easily Read, Cabarrus Arts Council. Concord, NC
A Sense of Place. George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center. Wingate, NC
2009 Faculty Exhibition, George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center. Wingate, NC
Winter Show, Green Rice Gallery. Charlotte, NC
2008 Reflections (3 artists), George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center. Wingate, NC
Faculty Exhibition, George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center. Wingate, NC
2007 Miniatures, Benefit Auction, Charlotte Art League. Charlotte, NC
2004 Miniatures, Klapper Hall Gallery. Queens College, NY
2003 BFA Show and Top Twenty Exhibition (juried), Rienberger Gallery. Cleveland, OH
ArtSNot, Euclid Arcade. Cleveland, OH

Honors/Awards/Residencies
BOB Award, Charlotte Magazine, 2013 Best Artist, 2013
First Place, ‘The Bicycle:  Art Meets Form’, (juried), 2013
People’s Choice Award, “Carolina’s Got Art”, 2013
Best Local Artist (Emerging), Creative Loafing, Best of Charlotte, 2012
Concord Center City Mural Commission (juried), 2012
McColl Center For Art + Innovation, 11 Month Affiliate Artist in Residence, 2011-2012
New American Paintings, Southern Competition, issue #88, 2010
Wrobell Painting Scholarship, 2002
Sybil J. Gould Scholarship for Excellence in Drawing, 2000-2002
Mary Seymor Brooks Award for Excellence in Painting, 2001
Forensics: Facial Reconstruction, Full Tuition Scholarship, 2000
Honorary Scholarship, Cleveland Institute of Art, 1999
Portfolio Grant, 5 years, Cleveland Institute of Art, 1998 - 03        


 
Interests:
Artist Statement/Bio Narrative

The curious patterning and myriad perspectives of urban space became a meeting place for my disparate painting influences — rock art, crazy quilts, Western realism, Eastern landscape painting, many modernisms and other influences. I use a patchwork of freehand drawing and painting media to depict a felt environment that is equally about people, public space, architecture and absence. A significant element in my work is confused light, shifting between overcast skies of the Pacific Northwest; the industrial North’s slanting yellow afternoon light; the expansive and varied atmospheric spaces of the North American interior; ubiquitous blue skies and the sometimes encompassing red-glow of dusk in the Carolina Piedmont.  

Raised in Tacoma, WA, Isaac studied painting at City University of NY at Queens College (MFA 05’) and the Cleveland Institute of Art (BFA 03’). Isaac was featured in New American Paintings 2010 Southern Competition; International Painting Annual 5; he was a yearlong Affiliate Artist at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation (2011-2012).  Exhibitions include the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art; The New Gallery of Modern Art; North Carolina Museum of Art.  He lives in Charlotte, NC; serves on the Board of Directors for McColl Center for Art + Innovation; teaches studio art full time at CPCC.
 
Other Information:
Office Hours (Unless otherwise noted on door):
OC 160
Monday:3 - 4:30pm
Tuesday:3 - 6pm
Wednesday:11:45-12:30pm
Thursday:3-6pm by request only
Friday: 12-3pm (3-6pm by request on alternating Fridays)
Also by appointment (via email).
 

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My Internet Links

artist website

Blue Spiral

Mason Fine Art

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

New Gallery of Modern Art