Born 1979. BA College of Charleston: Studio Art, 2002; Art History, 2003. Attended The Maine Photographic Workshops, Summer 2003 and Penland School of Crafts, Summer 2004.
Exhibitions and Awards
Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention; The Picture Show, Print Studio South, Second Place.
In Memorium, Drawing Room at City Gallery in Dock Street Theater.
Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition, Purchase Award
Fresh Work: College of Charleston Alumni Exhibition 1994-2004, William Halsey Gallery.
The Floating: A Group Exhibition
The Best of 2005, Best Artist, Charleston City Paper, v.8, is. 28
The Singular Image Competition, Santa Fe Center for Photography, Honorable Mention.
Reorientation, Redux Contemporary Art Center
The Unlikely Target, Redux Contemporary Art Center
Under the Radar, City Gallery at Waterfront Park.
The Changing Face of Charleston, City Gallery at Waterfront Park
Selections from Redux Contemporary Art Center, City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, 10 Storehouse Row
Reorientation- Revisiting the Artists of Redux, Redux Contemporary Art Center.
Purchase; Contemporary Carolina Collection, Ashley River Tower, Medical University of South Carolina.
SouthXEast: Contemporary Southeastern Art, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.
Margo Launch!, Margo Kaufman Gallery
Margo, Muse, and Mardi Gras, Margo Kaufman Gallery
The Bark Show: A Benefit for Pet Helpers, Margo Kaufman Gallery
Sweet!, Margo Kaufman Gallery
Reorientation 3: The Artists of Redux
Bark 2: A Benefit for pet Helpers, Margo Kaufman Gallery
ArtFields, Hub at the ROB, Lake City, South Carolina.
ArtFields, Emerson Row, Lake City, South Carolina.
Awe & Awe, Show & Tell Art & Design, Awendaw, South Carolina.
Smith Street Pop-Up, Carriage House at 27 Smith St., Charleston, South Carolina.
ArtFields, R.O.B., Lake City, South Carolina, Honorable Mention.
ArtFields, R.O.B., Lake City, South Carolina.
A Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, Georgia.
Contemporary South '17, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, North Carolina, Honorable Mention.
ArtFields, Jones-Carter Gallery, Lake City, South Carolina.
Andrew Mosier, "Under the Radar," Charleston Magazine, May 2006.
Elizabeth Pandolfi, "Arts Profile: Natural Wonderer," Charleston Magazine, April 2015.
Amy Stockwell Mercer, "Visual Arts Profile: Unexpected Relationships," Art Mag, Spring 2016.
Presently, Townsend is employed by the College of Charleston as a photography lab technician and has served as a drawing instructor for the Gibbes Museum of Art as well as for Redux Contemporary Art Center.