Through the Lens Art Exhibit by Clemson MFA Alumni

August 10, 2018

Aug. 13–May 30, 2019
M–F, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
CVA-Greenville Gallery
5th Floor, ONE Building

A collection of photography by three Clemson University MFA Alumni artists living and working in the Upstate.

Born and raised in Conway, SC, Amber Eckersley’s work is strongly influenced by her experiences growing up pulling weeds with her mother, hunting with her father, and canning tomatoes with her grandma in the unrelenting humidity of South Carolina summers. Her work explores themes of memory and residue, utilizing various mediums including photography, scanning, video, and audio. Throughout 2018 and 2019, Eckersley’s will be exhibiting her most recent work, Leftovers, in a solo show at the University of Alabama – Huntsville and in a two-person show at the York County Arts Council Dalton Gallery in Rock Hill, SC and the Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum in Seneca, SC. Eckersley received her MFA in photography from Clemson University in 2017 and her BA in History from Coastal Carolina University in 2014. She is currently an adjunct instructor of photography at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC and at Lander University in Greenwood, SC.

Haley Floyd has shown in numerous regional juried art exhibitions in the southeast, including the SPE Southeast Exhibition juried by Byron Wolfe as well as several local group and solo exhibitions. She received the Penland Award to attend a workshop with renowned photographer Nicholas Kahn through a special scholarship given by the Art Department at Clemson University. Floyd received her MFA in photography from Clemson University in 2016 where she held positions as Graduate Teaching Assistant and Graduate Teacher of Record. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at Lander University in her hometown of Greenwood, SC.

Zane Logan’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States in both solo and group shows, including at the Columbia Museum of Art, the Riverworks Gallery, the Redux Contemporary Art Center, and the PhotoPlace Gallery, amongst others. He is currently the Southeast chapter chair for the Society for Photographic Education, and lives in Inman, South Carolina. Logan was born in Pickens, SC. He earned his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007. In 2009, while employed as an adjunct instructor of photography, he began his graduate studies. He received his MFA in photography from Clemson University in 2012. He is a faculty member at the Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC.


The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree is a residential 2 to 2 1/2 year, full-time 60 credit hour interdisciplinary program. An MFA in visual arts is the terminal degree within the studio art discipline. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Clemson University in the top 25 publicly funded institutions for eight straight years, with our MFA program being ranked nationally in the top 25 by GraduatePrograms. com in past years.Students are provided with opportunities to develop a high degree of professional competence in their chosen area of concentration. With 15 to 20 students in this program, the relatively small size of the program encourages students to explore other studio areas as well. Interdisciplinary and collaborative projects are encouraged within the department, resulting in a highly individualized method of instruction.

“The beautiful Arts – the magic bonds which unite all ages and Nations.”
Thomas Green Clemson, Founder of Clemson University