Graves named Hartell Award recipient

November 27, 2008

Anthony Graves (M.F.A. ‘09) has been selected by art department faculty as the 2008 recipient of the John Hartell Graduate Award for Art and Architecture. 

Graves is an artist and curator currently based in Ithaca. He has exhibited works through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York City, at Exit Art, and at Oni Gallery in Boston, as well as in Copenhagen. He is the founder of and is one of the founders and editors of the online archive and journal, Graves was a fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2004–2005. 

The artist’s work stages various effects by layering competing visual systems. “My works are an attempt to negotiate between the traditional language of painting and more recent digital advances in image production,” says Graves, “my work mucks about in the arena created by the historical differentiation of the virtual and the actual, and the modes of visuality they impose.” 

A monetary prize is awarded as part of the recognition. This year five graduate students submitted entries. Members of Hartell’s family, friends, and former students established the John Hartell Graduate Award for Art and Architecture in his memory after his death in October 1995 at the age of 93. Hartell joined the architecture faculty in 1930 and the art faculty in 1940, serving as chair of the art department from 1940 until 1959.

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