The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation released the list of the 30 artists who will receive grants in its biannual artist-support program. Congratulations to David Hartt and William J. O’Brien, two incredible Chicago artists who were awarded the grant.
Chicago-based artist William J. O’Brien is recognized for his exceptional work in painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics and installation. O’Brien uses a unique range of materials, including ceramics, textiles, wood, metal and paper. His recent solo exhibition at The Renaissance Society included around 100 ceramic pieces, many which were on display for the first time. His pieces range from masks and urns to vessels and plates, and his sculptures are bursting with unique color, texture and design.
David Hartt received his MFA from SAIC, and lives and works in Chicago. Hartt currently has a solo exhibition Stray Light at the MCA, on view through May 6, 2012. Curated by Michael Darling, Stray Light combines photography, installation and video into an exhibition of the Johnson Publishing Company. Hartt’s portrait of JPC represents a lasting document of the style and ethos of this unique environment.
Every two years, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation recognizes emerging American artists whose work shows promise, but who have not yet received widespread acclaim or commercial recognition. The winners are selected from nominees proposed by the Foundation’s trustees, artists, critics and museum professionals.
The full list of artists include:
LaToya Ruby Frazier
Shadi Habib Allah
William J. O’Brien
For more information, visit The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.
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