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The left side of this image is an abstract blue brushstroke and the right side is an image of a young African American girl behind a wooden house she built out of blocks.

South Carolina People

South Carolina Sunshine™ | SC People feature interviews with people who build our communities and make South Carolina great!

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Our selected interviewees are influential figures within the state of South Carolina. Through a series of thoughtfully crafted questions, our goal is to inform the public about dynamic artists, directors, curators, and cultural programming in our region. We have chosen to interview individuals who exemplify the diversity and richness of our cultural landscape.

Upcoming Interview

This is a portrait of Cedric Umoja

We are excited about our upcoming interview with multidisciplinary artist, Cedric Umoja, a Columbia, S.C. Cedric uses letter forms, found materials, and archetypal totems to create transformative art. His work spans drawings, paintings, murals, sculptures, films, installations, and performances, bridging ancient and futuristic themes.

Influenced by artists like Dondi White, Betye Saar, and Sun Ra, Umoja studied at the Art Institute of Atlanta and apprenticed under Tony Cacalano, who was mentored by Jack Tworkov of the New York School. Umoja’s style incorporates elements of Post Graffiti, Post Expressionism, Afro Surrealism, and Modern African art.

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