Visual Arts Student Andie Carver Receives Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

Mădălina Telea Borteș
March 29, 2023

Visual Arts student Andie Carver has been awarded an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant in support of her painting-based works. 

Established in 1955 with the specific intent to support emerging artists working in a representational style, the foundation awards $17,000 CAD to first-time grantees. As noted on the Foundation’s website, each grantee must “demonstrate the determination and talent to pursue a lifetime career in their art practice.” 

Carver is one of seven visual artists awarded a grant for the 2023 term. 

In her paintings , Carver explores the specifics of a non-exploitative relationship between the human and natural world. To achieve this, Carver deftly balances the technical with the theoretical. On the one hand, she employs color to simultaneously expand and collapse negative space on a canvas. On the other, she hones in on highly condensed garden scenes where human figures share the pictorial space with their animal counterparts in equal measure. 

Andie Carver’s works have been featured in the Class of 2024 Visual Arts First Year MFA Exhibition, as well as in a series of group shows throughout the Charleston, South Carolina region, where she attended undergraduate studies in studio art.