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2021 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award

2021 Student Award Recipients


The International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture 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 recipients' faculty sponsors and their institutions.

The Student Awards program is sponsored in part by Doris and Donald Fisher Foundation, Grounds for Sculpture, the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

2021 Student Award Recipients

 

The ISC is proud to present the recipients of the 2021 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards.

Jurors Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Artist, Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico; Chido Johnson, artist, 2009 Kresge Fellow, and current section chair of Sculpture at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI; and Marin Sullivan, art historian, curator, consultant, and ISC Board Member, Chicago, IL, selected 11 award recipients and 6 honorable mentions from a pool of 198 nominees from 100 schools. The 11 award recipients will participate in a group exhibition and will be featured in Sculpture magazine.

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Current Recipients

XL (Xtended Life)

Stephen Abernathy

University of North Texas
Faculty Sponsor: Alicia Eggert
XL (Xtended Life), 2021.
Vacuum cleaner, American flag, vinyl
13” x 10” x 46”.
Salt Bottle with Sky Domes

Erin Antonak

State University of New York at New Paltz
Faculty Sponsor: Emily Puthoff
Salt Bottle with Sky Dome, 2021.
Cornhusk, corn kernels, fermented corn plastic (PLA)
15.5" x 5.5" x 4.5".
Passionate Desires

Allena Marie Brazier

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Faculty Sponsor: Thad Duhigg
Passionate Desires, 2020.
Steel armature, synthetic hair, beads
2’ x 5'4” x 2”.
From my stitched prayers, the gazebo grew a skin

Amalia Galdona Broche

University of Kentucky
Faculty Sponsor: Garry R. Bibbs
From my stitched prayers, the gazebo grew a skin, 2021.
Woven jute, beads, yarn, and other fibers on steel armature
98” x 94” x 94”.
How to Work Hard and Live in a Nice Quiet Neighborhood

Noah Greene-Lowe

Sam Fox School of Art and Design, Washington University in St. Louis
Faculty Sponsor: Lisa Bulawsky
How to Work Hard and Live in a Nice Quiet Neighborhood, 2020.
Found wood, guitar rosette
2'11" x 7" x 6".
Tower of Boxes

Keith Kaziak

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Faculty Sponsor: Sarah Fitzsimons
Tower of Boxes, 2021.
Cardboard, rigid foam, wood-grain contact paper, fiber-reinforced tape, mixed media
240”x46”x36”
In Practice No. 4

Miru Kim

Arizona State University
Faculty Sponsor: Susan Beiner
In Practice No. 4, 2020.
Video.
How are you

Anna Kruse

State University of New York at New Paltz
Faculty Sponsor: Emily Puthoff
How are you, 2020.
Ceramic
46” x 35” x 59”.
Sweeping

Kylie Little

Georgia State University
Faculty Sponsor: Ruth Stanford
Sweeping, 2021.
Hand-turned cherry, inherited brooms (modified), timecards and holder, broom organizer, dust and debris collected from the artist's apartment
approx. 9’ x 9’.
Coprophilous Metropolis

Hanna Makkonen

Arizona State University
Faculty Sponsor: Mary Neubauer
Coprophilous Metropolis, 2021.
Mixed Media.
Dear Iowa, Wish You Were Here H(ope) You Are Well

Heidi Zenisek

University of Maryland
Faculty Sponsor: John Ruppert
Dear Iowa, Wish You Were Here H(ope) You Are Well, 2020.
Sewn Holographic film
29” x 13.5” x 13.5”.

2021 Student Award Honorable Mention

Name
Stella Bronson
Brooke Day 
Martin Lammert
Sarah Nomm
Shori Sims
Graham Wiebe

University
Cornish College of the Arts
Clemson University
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts
Estonian Academy of Arts
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Victoria

Faculty Sponsor
Bonnie Biggs
David Detrich
Jack Risley
Kirke Kangro
Robert Bingham
Kelly Richardson




Eligibility

All current University Members can nominate up to three (3) enrolled students working towards a BA, BFA or MFA.

All nominations must be made through the online form.

Students cannot apply for award. They must first be nominated by faculty/school.



Deadlines


2022 Program Timeline


Nominations Open: January 2022

Faculty Nomination: March 2022

Student Submission: April 2022

Award Benefits

Opportunity to participate in ISC @ Josephine Sculpture Park residency program.

Potential inclusion in a Fall/Winter Exhibition

Student Award program feature article in Sculpture magazine

Complimentary one-year membership in ISC

ISC Award Certificate and recognition letter


Current ISC University members may nominate up to three students.

Sign into your ISC account and click on Membership Info under My Profile section on the right side of the screen for all of your membership information. For further assistance, email studentawards@sculpture.org or call 609-689-1051 ext 301.

All nominated students will be notified of program status in Late June or Early July of current program year (i.e. 2020 Awards will be announced June/July 2020). Award recipients will be featured in Sculpture magazine