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HOLLY SUZANNE RADER BEGAN HER FINE ARTS CAREER AS A CLASSICALLY-TRAINED PORTRAIT PAINTER, WHILE IN RECENT YEARS EVOLVING INTO A SCULPTOR AND MIXED MEDIA ARTIST EXPLORING A WIDE RANGE OF MATERIALS INCLUDING ACRYLIC, PHOTO COLLAGE, WAX, RESIN, PAPER MACHE, SEQUINS, GLITTER AND EVEN CANDY. SHE IS DRAWN TO SUBJECT MATTER TYPICALLY OF VINTAGE GLAMOUR. BRIGHT DRIPS OF PAINT, GLITTER-ENHANCED PHOTOS AND HIGH GLOSS FINISHES CREATE A VISUAL SEDUCTION OF COLOR AND TEXTURE. THE OVERTURE OF HER WORK, WHETHER ON CANVAS OR IN SCULPTURE, EVOKES A PLAYFUL PRESENCE OF THE FEMININE SOUL.

WHILE COMPLETING HER MFA AT THE SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, SHE TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY AND RECEIVED INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION. SHE WAS A FEATURED ARTIST IN THE 2002 “WOMEN BY WOMEN” EXHIBITION AT THE MONA BISMARK FOUNDATION IN PARIS. SHE WAS COMMISSIONED TO CREATE PAINTINGS FOR THE 2006 SCAD FASHION GALA HONORING DESIGNER VERA WANG. IN 2010, THE COLLEGE COMMISSIONED HER TO CREATE OVER ONE HUNDRED MIXED-MEDIA FIBER WORKS TO BE INSTALLED AT THEIR NEW HONG KONG CAMPUS.

COTTAGE LIVING MAGAZINE DESCRIBED HER WORK AS “BLENDING FEMININITY WITH MODERN FORM.”  SHE HAS ALSO BEEN FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION, AND LE MONDE AND LE FIGARO MAGAZINES.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 ITGIRL, GLEN GOLDBAUM 72, RED BANK, NJ
2012 SILENT BEAUTY, ART629 GALLERY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2012 GLAMIT!, GLEN GOLDBAUM 72, RED BANK, NJ
2010 CANDY COUTURE, CAKE BAKE & ROLL, LONG BRANCH, NJ
2010 LOVE ON A WHIM, VIZZINI & COMPANY, RED BANK, NJ
2003 CANDY COUTURE, ALEXANDER ANNEX, SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
2002 TAILOR MADE, CAFÉ METROPOLE, SAVANNAH, GA
2001 SERIES IN GOLD, K.P. DUTY CAFÉ, JOHNSON CITY, TN

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016            CULTUREDRONE, DETOUR GALLERY, RED BANK, NJ
2014            DEUX FEMMES, EXHIBIT 9, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2012            LITTLE BLACK DRESS, SCAD MUSEUM OF ART, SAVANNAH, GA
2011            DOWN & DIRTY, PARLOR GALLERY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2011            TERRIBLE TWOS, PARLOR GALLERY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2009            STORIES FROM MY HEART, PRIVATE EXHIBITION, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
2008            ABOUT THE DRESS, RADER & RIVERA FINE ART STUDIOS, FREEHOLD, NJ
2008            COLORES, RADER & RIVERA FINE ART STUDIOS, FREEHOLD, NJ
2006            GLAMOUR BOMB, PARLOR GALLERY, ASBURY PARK, NJ
2008            OF THE CLOTH, SHORE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LONG BRANCH, NJ
2007            MEANINGFUL…, GARCIA-LYNSKEY GALLERY, CORAL GABLES, FL
2006            STUFF IT!, SHORE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LONG BRANCH, NJ
2006            ANNUAL FASHION SHOW GALA IN HONOR OF VERA WANG, ATLANTA, GA
2006            ICARUS, RED GALLERY, SAVANNAH, GA
2005            THREADS, GALLERY 125, TRENTON, NJ
2004            LA FLORA, RED GALLERY, SAVANNAH, GA
2002            WOMEN BY WOMEN, MONA BISMARK GALLERY, PARIS, FRANCE
2003            VERNISAGE EXHIBITION, LACOSTE, FRANCE
2003            RECORDING THE JOURNEY, ALEXANDER HALL, SAVANNAH, GA
2002            VERNISAGE EXHIBITION, LACOSTE, FRANCEPUBLIC COLLECTIONS

COLLECTIONS

DETOUR GALLERY, RED BANK, NJ
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, SAVANNAH, GA
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, ATLANTA, GA
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, HONG KONG, CHINA
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, LACOSTE, FRANCE
SHOPSCAD, SAVANNAH, GA
CAKE, BAKE & ROLL, LONG BRANCH, NJ
FEMME, RED BANK, NJ