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Who is Rolf?

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Rolf Anthony Young

Artist, Fashion Designer, Believer

Rolf Anthony Young lives on James Island, in Charleston, South Carolina. Born in Vienna, Austria, as a young child Rolf lived in London, New York City, Connecticut, and South Carolina. Rolf spent his formative years in Reston, Virginia where he attended South Lakes High School. After graduating from South Lakes, Rolf studied fine arts at Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a BFA in Sculpture & Extended Media; a 2001 graduate. After hiking 150 miles of the Appalachian Trial, Rolf moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 2002. Rolf used his art skills to build a professional career as a graphic designer and drafter. It was not until 2016, while living in Los Angeles, California that his passion for art making was reborn. After four years in LA, Rolf moved back to Charleston in 2019, and currently is invested in making art, designing apparel, supporting other artists, and managing his multiple businesses.

Awards & Accolades
Emerging Artist Grant, South Carolina Arts Commission
Artist Entrepreneur Incubator, South Carolina Arts Commission
Artist Scholarship, Los Angeles Art Association

Businesses

ROLF Art & Apparel, E-Retailer 

ROLF Artist Consulting (RAC), A Consulting Firm for Artists

Education

Engineering Design Course Work, Trident Technical College,
North Charleston, SC

BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Professional Organizations

Member, North Charleston Artist Guild
Member, Los Angeles Art Association

Publications

Charleston City Paper
Xanadu Gallery’s Art Catalogue
Circle Quarterly Art Review
Artistonish, Contemporary Art Magazine
APERO, Fine Art Publication

Public Speaking

Guest Speaker, North Charleston Artist Guild, Charleston, SC

Conversations with the Artists, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Artist Talk, Antarctica Starts Here, Space 2531, Silver Lake, CA
Artists Talks,
 Art Landing Gallery & Gifts, Inglewood, CA

Residencies

South Porch Artist Residency, Summerville, South Carolina
December Artist Residency, Silver Lake, California

Teaching

Workshop Instructor, Park Circle Gallery, North Charleston, SC
CADD Instructor, Los Angeles ORT Colle
ge, Los Angeles, CA
Computer Instructor, ITT Technic
al Institute, North Charleston, SC 

Career Highlights:

Click me for Rolf's Linktree y'all!

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