“Craig Hall really loves art and artists, and he cares about getting to know them,” says Patricia Meadows, who has worked with Craig and his wife, Kathryn, for 25 years. The recipient of the ISC’s 2020 Patron Award, which was established in 1993 to recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the advancement of contemporary sculpture, Hall is an entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, vintner, and philanthropist.
Luanne Martineau, who works in Montreal and teaches in the Painting and Drawing Department of Concordia University, uses felt, paper, and other textile-based processes to make objects and reliefs that combine a painterly sense of image and color with an often startling materiality.
Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos plucks banal items from reality and repeats them on an unprecedented scale to form the bones of something utterly different. She sees our belongings—everything from pots and pans to wheel rims, fabrics, and tampons—as personal, ready-made building blocks for publicly attuned art.
A fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT for 25 years, professor in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) at MassArt, and co-founder of the Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, Lowry Burgess traveled the world making and investing objects into the earth.
Hew Locke is a self-confessed “maximalist.” His sculptures, installations, drawings, and photographs overflow with miscellanea, their materials ranging from plastic toys and beads to brass etchings and golden filigree. This physical profusion mirrors an abundance of thematic references—voodoo, slavery, migration, colonialism, globalization, media voyeurism, and corporate greed, to name a few.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Nigeria, Adejoke Tugbiyele now lives and works in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, exploring a practice “charged with symbolic meanings.” As an artist and advocate, she bridges multiple cultures and synthesizes stubborn oppositions—masculine/feminine, dark/light, nature/culture.
Jennifer Steinkamp was one of the first to adopt digital animation software Maya over 30 years ago. Since then, she has used the program to develop a diverse body of digital animations, often at monumental scale, projected onto the walls of museums, galleries, and in public spaces.
Ever since the emergence of the avant-garde in the 19th century, artists have taken creative risks, explored unknown territories, thrust us out of our comfort zones, and upset the status quo. No American artist, however, has used a more wildly eclectic range of methods, materials, images, and ideas than Bruce Nauman to answer the question, “Can this, too, be art?”
La artista plástica rosarina Carolina Antoniadis produce una obra de un impacto visual destacado. Los variados soportes que utiliza para construir espacios lúdicos, ensoñadores, saturados de información cual estética barroca, siempre llevan detrás un eje conceptual vinculado a imágenes de su infancia y su legado familiar como discurso de género.