Justin Colt Beckman, Homestead, 2007. Mixed media, dimensions variable.

2008 Outstanding Student Achievement In Contemporary Sculpture

Justin Colt Beckman
Bernadette Birzer
Daniel A. Bruce
Samantha Doan
Peter Goff
Jorda Griska
Dennis Harper
Benjamin Hunt
Myeongbeom Kim
Chika Matsuda
Kimberly Walker
Shai Zurim

The International Sculpture Center is proud to present the winners of the 2008 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. This year’s program attracted a record number of nominees from university sculpture programs in North America and abroad. From a pool of 401 nominees from 162 schools, the jury selected 12 winners and 9 honorable mentions. Jurors for the program were Mary Ceruti, director of the SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York; Dennis Oppenheim, sculptor, New York; and Robert Roesch, chair of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This annual award was founded in 1994 to recognize young sculptors and encourage their continued commitment to the field of sculpture, as well as to recognize the award winners’ faculty sponsors and their institutions. The 12 award recipients will participate in Grounds For Sculpture’s Fall/Winter Exhibition, in Hamilton, New Jersey, from October 11, 2008 through April 26, 2009.