Exhibitions | Ija Charles

Artist: Ija Charles | Location: Columbia, SC

Canvas of Life

December 3 - March 12, 2022

My life experience, my interactions, passions, interests, reflection, all manifest in my artwork and change over time. I use the human face and figure as a vehicle to reimagine day to day portraits with positive images and stories to match. I am drawn to the themes of optimism and genuine emotions, usually finding inspiration from my own life. My work is often colorful, character driven, and whole hearted to help paint positive vibes on our canvas of life.


Join us for an opening reception on Friday, December 3rd from 6-8PM to enjoy refreshments during the first look at the artwork. The show will be on display through March 12th, 2022 and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11AM-5PM. 

Note: This exhibition finished hanging on March 12, 2022.

Ija Charles

Columbia, SC

Columbia, South Carolina artist Ija Charles is a self-taught painter/entrepreneur. Her series range from portraits of ordinary people to a diverse sampling of symbols from our day-to-day culture. These images are then reimagined and reconstructed in her own unique way. Inspired by the Creole lifestyle of her family, Ija plants an idea for each new work and harvests the positive vibes her very foundation is based upon in every piece once sealed with her signature.

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