News + Events

Welcome to Marge Loudon Moody’s website. Marge is a practicing artist and art educator in the Department of Fine Arts at Winthrop University, South Carolina.

Scheduled Events

SC Arts Foundation Art Auction, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC May 6 2010

South Carolina Artists 2010 Juried exhibition, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg SC March 23 – May 8 2010

Gallery Representation

Web Presence and Collections


Marge Moody's Collages, by David Houston (pdf 56kb)

Quiet Storm Within, by Linda Luise Brown (pdf 76kb)

Artist's Statement

My work, which primarily consists of abstract acrylic painting on canvas, emanates from my experience of different places under one large, overall theme entitled ‘Other Worlds’. While the work differs from series to series, each series is connected by common threads that reflect my experience of these particular places, or ‘worlds’, sometimes directly, often subconsciously. Line, shape, color and space are intuitively manipulated until they find their exact place in the piece as I strive to capture the essential nature of these subjects through drawing, painting and collage, and abstraction.



Professional Experience

2002 – Associate professor of Art, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

1996 - Full-time Assistant Professor of Art, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

1988 - 96 Part-time Lecturer in Art, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.

Professional artist 1973 – present

1973 - 82 Professional artist. Edinburgh, Scotland.

Awards and artistic achievements (selected)

2008 Elizabeth Patrick Gallery Endowment award, Winthrop University, RH

2006 Arts & Science Council ‘Regional Artist Project Grant’, Charlotte NC

2006 McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC summer Affiliate Artist

2006 Winthrop University Faculty Research Grant, Rock Hill, SC

2006 Arts Council of Rock Hill & York County annual show, Ist place award

2005 Quarterly grant, Arts Council of Rock Hill & York County

2004/03/01 Winthrop University Faculty Research Grants

2000 South Carolina Arts Commission ‘Individual Artist’ grant

1999/98 Winthrop University, College of Visual & Performing Arts Travel grant

1996 Charlotte/Mecklenberg Arts & Science Council Regional Project Grant



2009 The Loading Dock Gallery, Gettys Art Center, Rock Hill, SC ‘Lines in the Sand: Impressions of the Southwest’

2009 Osborne & Stanbeck Galleries, Waterworks Visual Art center, Salisbury, NC, ‘Recent Work’

2009 Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Gaston College, Dallas NC ‘Other Worlds’.

2008/09 Elizabeth Patrick Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC ‘Other Worlds’: From Process to Product’

2008 Queens University Gallery, Charlotte, NC ‘Recent Work’

2008 Dalton Gallery, Arts Council of Rock Hill & York County ‘Selected Work from the Italy Series’ 2007 Rowe Gallery UNC Charlotte ‘New Work’

2006 Studio 203 at Getty’s, Rock Hill, SC, ‘Small Works!’

2004 Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Gaston College, Dallas, NC ‘Places’

2001 Dalton Center for the Arts. Rock Hill, SC 'New Work'

2000 Francis Marion University, Florence, SC 'Collages'

2000 Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC 'One Person Exhibition'

2000 University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 'Rowe' Gallery 'Selections from a Decade'

Two, Three and Four Person Exhibitions

2008 ‘Gettys Center Artists’ Gallery Up, Rock Hill, SC 2006 ‘Affordable Art Fair’ New York, (courtesy Joie Lassiter gallery)

2006 McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, Affiliate Artists Show (I)

2006 McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, Affiliate Artists Show (II)

2004/5 Amos Eno Gallery, New York City, ‘Summer Group Show’

2003/4 Winthrop University Faculty Exhibition ‘Four’ 2003/2 Amos Eno Gallery, New York City, ‘Ken Hoffman – Paintings, Marge Moody – Collages’

2001 Rudolph E Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Collage Exhibition 'Found Fragments' Mixed exhibitions

2009/10 Winthrop University Galleries, Rock Hill, SC, ‘Faculty Exhibition’ 2009 Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC ‘Carolina’s Got Art!’

2009 Gallery Up, Gettys Art Center, ‘Gettys Artists’.

2009 Arts Council of York County, Dalton Gallery, Rock Hill, ‘Main Identity’.

2007 Hart Witzen Gallery ‘Soup # 3’

2006/7 Gallery 5, Rock Hill, SC 2006 Dalton Gallery Annual Exhibition

2006 The SC Arts Commission Permanent Collection, Sumter, SC 2004/5 The SC Arts Commission Permanent Collection touring exhibition

2003 The Governor’s School for the Arts, Greenville, SC 2001 Appalachian State University, Boone NC ‘Halpert Biennial'

2000 Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC 'Members Show,’

1999/00 Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC 'Small Works ',

1999/00 Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC 'Touchstone & Friends'

1999 Touchstone Galley Members’ Show, Washington, DC

1999 'Artspace' Richmond, Virginia

1999 Winthrop Univ Faculty Exhibition, Dalton Gallery ‘By Example’;

1998 Touchstone Gallery, Members Rooms, Washington, DC


Public (selected) 2009 Williams and Fudge, Rock Hill, SC

2007 The Ashley River Tower ‘Carolina Contemporary Collection’ Medical University of SC (MUSC) Charleston, SC

2007 Rock Hill Hospice Collection, Rcok Hill, SC 1990 SCAC State Arts Commission State Art Collection, Columbia, SC Private (selected)

2007 The Marshall and Gloria Doswell private collection 2006 The Gay Randolph/Bob Breakfield private collection

2006 The Paul and Jenny Ryans private collection Works in more than 70 private and corporate collections in Great Britain and the US


1973 Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh, Scotland, Certificate of Secondary School Teaching in Art

1972 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland, Post - Diploma of Art (Drawing & Painting ) (“Highly commended” endorsement - i.e., equivalent to an honors degree at British universities).

1971 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland, Diploma of Art (Drawing & Painting)



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Since graduating from traditional training at Art College in Scotland in 1972, I have continued to develop my work in painting, drawing, collage and mixed-media. Subject matter for my work varies widely but could be broadly described as landscape-based. Everything that I experience is potential for my work, whether at home or traveling, observed or imagined. I am actively engaged as an artist on an on-going basis and exhibit locally, regionally and nationally in this country and, formerly, in Great Britain.

I have been the recipient of numerous grants in support of my work, notably from the South Carolina Arts Commission, the Arts & Science Council of Mecklenburg County, NC, and from Winthrop University, SC, where I have been employed as a professor of art since 1988. Meritorious achievements include one-person exhibitions in Washington DC, and two-person shows in NYC. I have had work purchased for numerous private and corporate collections including the SC Arts Commission permanent collection and MUSC ‘Carolina Contemporary Collection’. I was awarded an Affiliate Artist residency at McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC in 2006.