Jim Sconyers, Jr. is an artist in a variety of media, including printmaking, photography, digital media, and sculpture. In 2002, he received his MFA in Printmaking with Distinction from Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. Since that time, his work has been selected for both national and international exhibition.
Jim’s work was selected for inclusion in juried exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, "New Waves 2017", and the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA, in "Homeward Bound". In July 2017, his work titled 3H2O was selected by the juror Francis Thompson to receive First Place Award in the national Juried Exhibit, “Celebrate Color & Light,” at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts. A solo exhibition of the artist’s salt paper prints, May in the Secret Garden, exhibited at the Ox-Eye Vineyard Tasting Room in Staunton Virginia in 2017. A second solo exhibition of Jim’s work, imago corporis impress - state ii, exhibited in the Cleo Driver Miller Gallery in 2017 at Bridgewater College, in Bridgewater, Virginia. In 2018 Jim’s work Aposematic Fracture was selected by juror Reni Gower for Honorable Mention in the National Juried Exhibition “A Fine Line”, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA.
Jim’s solo exhibition, Conceptual Reveries: A Survey of Multi-media Work by Jim Sconyers, 2005-2020 (virtual exhibition), exhibited via the James K. Schmidt Gallery at Principia College, November 3, 2020 – Feb. 28, 2021. He also recently exhibited work in a group show titled, From the Hill II: Mary Baldwin University Studio Art Faculty, at Blue Ridge Community College in the Fine Arts Center. In March of 2021, Jim participated in a group show titled, Refugees, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Humanities Bldg., 7th Floor Hallway Galleries (Southern Graphics Printmaking Conference), in Madison, WI. A small body of work was selected for exhibition on the Faculty Wall of the Beverley Street Studio School Gallery, November 19, 2021 – January 9, 2022, in Staunton, VA. His work titled “a small chance” was recently selected for the 2023 Biennial Juried Exhibition, Olin and Smoyer Gallery, curated by Laura Dvorkin, January 28 - March 26, at Roanoke College, Salem VA.
Jim teaches printmaking, photography, and foundations at Mary Baldwin University. He serves as the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at MBU, Director of Hunt Gallery MBU, Co-Director of the Susan Paul Firestone Lecture Series in Contemporary Art MBU and is a former member of the Board of Directors and Gallery Committee for the Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton Virginia.