Southside Gallery

Virginia Rougon Chavis utilizes digital techniques as well as serigraph and relief printing techniques in her work. The physical process of applying ink to paper is a critical element of her process. The prominence of clean, geometric lines in her compositions reflects her sophisticated design sensibility.

Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Chavis received her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design, where she has also taught Typography and Production Design. She is now an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi and oversees the Graphic Design program.

When she is not teaching, Chavis works as a freelance designer and actively enters professional design competitions at the regional, national, and international level. She has held AIGA (the American Institute of Graphic Arts) chair positions in the Memphis and New Orleans chapters, and also founded Design Week at the University of Mississippi, which is now a regional event. Her work as been exhibited nationally and has been featured in a number of print and online publications.