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Yvette Dede is from New Orleans, LA and moved to Charleston, SC, in 1991.  Her artistic efforts include collaborative sculpture installations throughout the U.S. and in the Czech Republic.  She and Japanese artist Hiroko Inoue were the 2007 collaborative artists for the Artist Residency Program at the South Carolina Botanical Gardens.  In 1994, she and her collaborators Phyllis Constransitch and Robben McAdam,  were awarded the Installation/ Collaboration Project Grant, from the North Carolina Cultural Council and the Alternate Visions Grant, from Alternate Roots of Atlanta.  In addition to site works, Dede draws. In 2021, the Medical University of South Carolina purchased three drawings for their permanent collection through the Arts in Healing program.  She was an Artist in Resident for the Gibbes Museum, August - December, 2017. Her drawing installations were included in the South Carolina Artist Triennial 2001 and 2004, the invitational group exhibit, Artificiton of the Battle of New Orleans 2015, Studio Inferno, New Orleans, LA.  Other drawings were included in Arts Field, Lake City, 2014, and the Bound exhibit at the Phoenix Gallery in NY, and the 43rd and 47th Drawing and Small Sculpture Show 2009, 2013. Dede teaches drawing at the College of Charleston.  She received her M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT, and her B.F.A from LSU Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


2005     MFA, Visual Arts, Vermont College Union Institute, Montpelier, VT

1983     BFA, Fine Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 



Full-time Adjunct Professor, College of Charleston, Drawing 



Permanent Collection, Medical University of South Carolina, Three drawings


Awarded, 5" x 5" Exhibit. Jackson, Mississippi


Juror selected, 44th National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Corpus Christi, TX


Juror Selected, 43rd National Drawing & Smaill Sculpture Show,

Corpus Christi, TX

Drawing Exhibits


Piccolo Spoleto Juried Exhibition, Charleston, SC


Works on Paper, July Exhibition, The In Art Gallery, Online exhibit


51st National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Corpus Christi, TX

2015      Artifiction of the Battle of New Orleans, Studio Inferno, New Orleans, LA

Artfields, Lake City, SC


Bound, Group Show, Phoenix Gallery, New York, New York


Solo Exhibit, Riverworks Gallery, Greenville, SC


Solo Exhibit, Corrigan Gallery, Charleston, SC

2008     4 Square, Eye Level Art, Group show, Charleston, SC
             South Carolina State Museum 20th Anniversary, Juried exhibit, 
             Fused and Divided, Life & Art, Fayetteville, NC, with Herb Parker
             Solo Exhibit, Drawings, Greenville Tech, Greenville, SC
             Object - Image, Coker College, Hartsville, SC, with Erik Johnson
2007      Waterfront City Gallery, Group show, Charleston, SC
             Discovering Contemporary Art the Carolinas, Group show,                             Fayetteville Museum of Art, North Carolina

2006      South Carolina Birds: A Fine Arts Exhibit, Pickens County Museum                 of Art & History, Pickens, SC
             Adjunct Faculty Exhibit, College of Charleston, Halsey Gallery
             Discovering Contemporary Art in the Carolinas, Group exhibit,                       Fayetteville Museum of Art, North Carolina

2004     Triennial, South Carolina State Museum, Juried exhibit

2001     Triennial, South Carolina State Museum, Juried exhibit


Selected Residencies


Artist in Resident, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC


Artist in Resident, South Carolina Botanical Gardens



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