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
2002:  
Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention; The Picture Show, Print Studio South, Second Place. 

2003:  
In Memorium, Drawing Room at City Gallery in Dock Street Theater. 

2004:  
Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition, Purchase Award

Fresh Work:  College of Charleston Alumni Exhibition 1994-2004, William Halsey Gallery. 

2005:  
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. 

2006:  
Reorientation, Redux Contemporary Art Center

The Unlikely Target, Redux Contemporary Art Center

Under the Radar, City Gallery at Waterfront Park. 

2007: 
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. 

2008: 
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

2009:
Reorientation 3: The Artists of Redux

Bark 2: A Benefit for pet Helpers, Margo Kaufman Gallery

2013:
ArtFields, Hub at the ROB, Lake City, South Carolina.

2014:
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.

2015:
ArtFields, R.O.B., Lake City, South Carolina, Honorable Mention.

2016:
ArtFields, R.O.B., Lake City, South Carolina.

A Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, Georgia.

2017:
Contemporary South '17, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, North Carolina, Honorable Mention.

ArtFields, Jones-Carter Gallery, Lake City, South Carolina.

 

Press

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.