About the Artist:
Holly Scoggins was born and raised in a rural abandoned cotton mill town in Western North Carolina. She comes from a heritage of mill workers, child brides, and deeply religious broken homes. As a child she spent hours looking out through old lace curtains viewing the graveyard only two blocks from her house. The pattern of the curtains overlaid a harsh reality beyond her immediate territory. This feminine decorative element shows up in much of her paintings and prints. The patterns in her work are also inspired by the Victorian Short story The Yellow Wallpaper. Her artwork has been described as a Southern Gothic memoir, leaving the viewer with something “Beautifully Haunted.” The titles of her portrait paintings are borrowed from Southern epitaphs.
Scoggins received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Figurative Art in Painting and Printmaking from the New York Academy of Art.