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. Recent bodies of work include imago corporis impress - state ii, and distraction.
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), at the James K. Schmidt Gallery at Principia College, is available for viewing through February 28th.. He is also currently exhibiting 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.
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, Director of the Susan Paul Firestone Lecture Series in Contemporary Art MBU, member of the Board of Directors for the Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton Virginia, and a member of the Gallery Committee for the BSSS Gallery.