© 06:19:39, Arrangement 1, 13” x 2”, (detail)
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 transition memory, contingency, and imago corporis impressa. Contingency made its debut at Mary Baldwin College's Hunt Gallery in January 2009 and showed in a solo exhibition at Main Art Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, in May 2010. In October 2012, Jim delivered a presentation of his work at Blue Ridge Community College as a part of the show From the Hill: The Studio Art Faculty of Mary Baldwin College. The show included a site-specific installation of his sculpture, The Shadow of a Greater Structure That Cannot Be Experienced. In November 2012, Jim exhibited his intaglio print titled, “32-bit string” in a group exhibition at the Mid America Print Council Biennial Conference at Southeast Missouri State University. His large-scale work titled, Aposematic, exhibited the summer of 2013 at the Beverly Street Studio School. In the fall of 2013, Jim received a commission from the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers for Aposematic 2, a scaled down tabletop version of Aposematic. In February 2015, he presented his body of work titled imago corporis impressa in an exhibition at Mary Baldwin College in Hunt Gallery. Selected work from imago corporis impressa exhibited in August and September 2016 at the Co-Art Gallery of the Beverley Street Studio School. Jim’s most recent work, titled 3H20, exhibited in November 2016 at the Shenandoah Valley Arts Center. Jim juried the show Annual Contemporary Winter Juried Exhibition: Printmaking, which opened in December at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center featuring fifteen artists. He also contributed an essay that was included in the catalog accompanying the show. Most recently, 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 (Homeward Bound). Two solo exhibitions of Jim’s work are scheduled for the summer and fall of 2017.