Greenwood, South Carolina
Jon Holloway – Artist Statement & Story
From his base in Greenwood, South Carolina, Jon Holloway’s professional career has allowed him to travel the globe, creating photographic exhibits on India, South Africa, Cuba, Gates of the Arctic, 500 Years: Native America, Spirit, Solitude, and Nature’s Rhythm as a testament to his artistic vision.
His work has been nationally and internationally exhibited, and collected by private and corporate clients, museums, and galleries. Some publications include National Geographic; America 24/7; South Carolina 24/7; Daybreak 2000; Bronze, Silver, Gold; M.I.L.K; the Palmetto Portrait Project, as well as a variety of national ad campaigns.
His images are abstract representations of the beauty that surrounds us everyday. Creating works like these become opportunities to experience the virtues of this world, the honesty of nature, and the intricate web of life that encompasses us all. The artwork is a testament to the splendor of our planet and enables Jon to share it with others.
Holloway resides in Hodges, South Carolina with his wife Lori, daughter Annie and numerous four legged family companions. He currently teaches photography at Lander University.
Most everyone has been affected by cancer at some point in their lives, either personally or through someone they know and love.
At the age of 23, his cousin Paul, passed away after a long hard battle with both AIDS and cancer. Paul saw the world through an artist’s eye and created amazing sculptures from found objects and scrap metal. Through his art he was able to reach others and communicate a wonderful life lesson: Life, like art, is not who you are, but who you become. He was a man with quite a beautiful spirit. It is Jon’s hope that his work honors Paul and the quiet courage he carried throughout his life.