Arden Cone

born, Landrum, SC; lives, Tryon, NC




2018                 MFA, Painting, Boston University, Boston, MA

2012                 BA summa cum laude, Studio Art and Spanish, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA




2016                  $10,000 Arthur and Dorothy Yeck Award Finalist, Miami University

20015-18          Constantine Alajalov Scholarship, Boston University

2012                  Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Hollins University

2012                  Janet MacDonald Fund Grant, Hollins University

2012                  Best in Show, Feast on This, Nelson Gallery, Lexington, VA

2008-12         Manchester Grant for Studio Art, Hollins University

2008-12         Hollins Creative Talent Scholarship, Hollins University


Residencies and Workshops


2017                  Burnaway Art Writers Mentorship Program, Atlanta, GA

2016                  Pike School of Art, McComb, MS

2014                  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2012                  Chautauqua Institute School of Fine Arts, Chautauqua, NY


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions


2018                 Looking Away: Arden Cone and Glen Miller, Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC

2017                 Hell and Half of Georgia, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA


Group Exhibitions


2019                 Convergent Narratives, Rockford University Art Gallery, Rockford, IL

2018                 MFA Thesis Exhibition, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA

2017                 President’s Annual Art Exhibition, Sloane House, Boston, MA

2017                 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the $10,000 Arthur and Dorothy Yeck Award, Miami University Art Galleries, Oxford, OH

2017                 Spring Show, Tryon Painters and Sculptors, Tryon, NC

2017                 Artfields 2017, Art Fields, Lake City, SC

2015                 Will’s Creek Survey, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD

2015                 Storytellers, Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC

2015                 Contemporary Visions of the Old South, North Charleston City Hall, North Charleston, SC

2012                 Exchange 81, Liminal Alternative Art Space, Roanoke, VA

2012                 Senior Majors Exhibition, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Roanoke, VA

2012                 Chautauqua Institute Annual Student Exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Gallery, Chautauqua, NY

2012                 Feast on This, Nelson Gallery, Lexington, VA



Related Experience


2017                 Special Projects Graduate Assistant, Boston University School of Visual Arts, Boston, MA

2015                 Art Gallery Assistant, Boston University Art Galleries, Boston, MA

2012                 Curatorial Intern, Historic Charleston Foundation, Charleston, SC

2012                 Contemporary Art Gallery Intern, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA




Madeline O’Keefe, “808 Gallery, Stone Gallery Host MFA Thesis Exhibitions,” BU Today, April 20, 2018,


Bevin Valentine Jalbert, “Q&A: Artist Arden Cone,” Paprika Southern (blog), October 25, 2016,


Ashley Cline, “Lavish Worlds: Equestrian Art of Arden Cone,” Equestrian Stylist (blog), June 30, 2015,


Publications As Author


Arden Cone,Samsøñ | September 8 – November 11, 2017,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2017.


Arden Cone, “Southern Self-Taught Artists Take the Stage at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,” Burnaway (blog), August 10, 2018,


Arden Cone, “Impressions on a Munnings Exhibition:  Featuring the National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, VA,” Equestrian Stylist (blog), June 10, 2013,


Arden Cone, “Cast in Light: Featuring the Art of Robert Stack,” Equestrian Stylist (blog), March 1, 2014




Personal Blog Publications


Arden Cone, “Arthur Kern Retrospective at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art,” One South Contemporary (blog), June 22, 20162016,


Arden Cone, “The Things We Carry: Contemporary Southern Art” at the Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC, One South Contemporary (blog), July 7, 2016,



Arden Cone, “ ‘Material Issue’ at Louisville’s Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft,” One South Contemporary (blog), September 14, 2016


Arden Cone, “Seana Reilly at Whitespace in Atlanta through October 15, 2016,” One South Contemporary (blog), September 27, 2016



Arden Cone, The Nasher Museum of Art: ‘Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art,’ on View until January 8, 2017,” November 18, 2016,


Arden Cone, “The South Outside the Region: Kara Walker at the Cleveland Museum of Art,” One South Contemporary (blog), January 6, 2017,


Arden Cone, “Exhibition Trend: Identity Crisis in the Southern States,” One South Contemporary (blog), February 11, 2017


Arden Cone, “Nick Cave at the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah, Georgia,” One South Contemporary (blog), March 11, 2017,


Arden Cone, “Conversation Cut Short: What the Proposed NEA Elimination Means to Online Arts Voices, “ One South Contemporary (blog), April 12, 2017,


Arden Cone, “The Year a Performing Arts Festival Ventured into Visual Art—and Hit It Out of the Park,” One South Contemporary (blog), May 26, 2017


Arden Cone, “That’s a Wrap: Post-Exhibition Review of ‘Tie Up, Draw Down’ at the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design (Asheville, NC),’ September 5, 2017