Ginny Merett has considered herself an artist beginning in early childhood. She was raised in Denver, moved from place to place growing up, and made SC home in 1987. Art traveled with her and is the cause for her every success. Merett has been a professional artist/art educator for over four decades.
Merett graduated from the University of Georgia in Art Education and holds two master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina and spent many years as adjunct at the University of South Carolina working with pre-service teachers. Because art placed such an important role in her school years, she studied art education and taught in public schools for 30 years. During those years she used various media to create art but for the last decade has devoted her time in creating mixed media collage pieces. Inspired by stylish women and ordinary faces, she portrays unique characters by reconstruction parts and pieces from current day and vintage papers.
Her art has been shown in solo and group exhibits at 701 Whaley Hallway: community art gallery, Stormwater Studio, ArtFields, Koger Center for the Arts, the Jasper Project, USC’s McMaster Gallery, SC State Library and Fair, and other local venues like Sound Bites Eatery, Trustus Theater, She Festival, Cottontown Art Crawl and Melrose Art in the Yard. Her work is published in the Jasper Project’s Jasper Magazine Spring 2019 and Fall 2022 editions, and in Sheltered: SC Artists Respond During the 2020 Pandemic; and in Bullets and Band-Aids, Vol. 3.
She has published “Evelyn Berry, South Carolina Poet and Author Winner of NEA Endowment for The Arts," The Jasper
Project, https://Facebook.com/jasperproject January 15, 2023;
“Jaimie Blackburn,” Jasper Magazine, The Jasper Project, Fall 2022:
“Olga Yukhno: A Russian Transplant with a Passion for Her Work,” Jasper Magazine, The Jasper Project, Spring 2023.
Merett has two children and 4 grandchildren, and lives in Lexington, SC. Look for her on all social platforms.