Rachel Borgman

There’s really nothing like young art. Be it raw and edgy, or crisp and clean, fresh art offered by fledgling artists, especially when the work is good, holds the promise of potential; the possibility of even better things to come. Jasper takes notice of new artists on the Columbia arts scene and strives to be sure everyone is aware of the energy their new art brings.

Jasper’s first ever Newly Noticed Artist is Rachel Borgman, a 23-year-old senior at the University of South Carolina who plans to graduate in the spring of 2012 with a BFA in studio art and a concentration in painting. Borgman grew up in Easley, SC and attended Greenville Technical College before coming to USC to study under David Voros and Pam Bowers. She began painting seriously while in high school, using acrylics, because they were less expensive, then moving into different mediums – mostly oils, but also sculptural materials, including welding. She studied abroad at the International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in the Umbrian hill town of Montecastello di Vibio in Italy during the summer of 2011. Borgman’s work has been shown in Columbia at Vista Studios Gallery 80808, Anastasia & FRIENDS, and the Tapp’s Arts Center, as well as at the Hilton Convention Center, Greenville Technical College, and Riverworks Gallery in Greenville, SC.

Borgman looks forward to living the life of a professional artist one day. “But I want to work in a community of people,” she says. “I don’t want to spend all my time alone.”

Of his protégé, Voros says, “Rachel is a fine young artist, with an exceptional natural feeing for paint and fine drawing abilities.  In my experience, this is a rare combination.  I am certain that if she applies herself, and continues to grow, Rachel can become an important young painter.”

Jasper takes notice of Rachel Borgman and the Old World approach she brings to her art. We look forward to seeing how this young artist and her work develop and progress.

Jasper is watching you, Rachel. No pressure.

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