Artist Bio

Herman A. Keith

Herman Keith Jr. was born 13 December, 1968 in Greenwood, South Carolina. Keith’s work addresses a visual dialogue between “the past” and “the now “using various media. Keith attended Howard University in Washington D.C., in 1987 Majoring in Graphic Design. Upon graduation in 1995 Keith began working as a Graphic Artist for the consulting firm of Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Upon returning to South Carolina Keith attended Lander University to receive his Masters of Arts in Teaching Degree in 1999. Over the next twelve years Keith continued his career in art instruction in the public school systems of South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, and Florida. He is the founder of HAKeith Brushworx and the South Carolina Rural Arts Project (S.C.R.A.P.) which is a conscious effort to energize and revitalize rural towns and communities through art by transforming public spaces collectively with local individuals, institutions, and organizations. Keith is a visiting art instructor at Claflin University in Orangeburg South Carolina.