The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, May 26, 2018

Ryan Trecartin Named Recipient of World's Largest Juried Individual Fine Art Prize
Ryan Trecartin, Installation View, Younger Than Jesus, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2009. Courtesy of the artist.

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Temple University’s Tyler School of Art announced that Ryan Trecartin had been named the recipient of the inaugural Jack Wolgin Fine Arts Prize, which recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence on an international level with a $150,000 cash prize. Jack Wolgin, who established the competition earlier this year at the Tyler School of Art, presented the prize to the artist at a reception in the presence of Temple University President Ann Weaver Hart, the three finalists and distinguished guests. The Jack Wolgin Fine Arts Prize is the world’s largest prize given to a visual artist in a juried competition. Ryan Trecartin was one of three finalists selected earlier this year from a group of fourteen nominees by a panel of three prominent art professionals.

“We congratulate Ryan Trecartin on being awarded the prize, and we hope that it will be of great benefit to him in his career development. Having Ryan as well as finalists, Sanford Biggers and Michael Rakowitz at Tyler School of Art for the Jack Wolgin Competition was a formidable honor and the whole campus feels energized by their presence and the presence of their work,” said President Hart. “We are also incredibly grateful to Mr. Wolgin for his vision and for his trust in Temple University. We look forward to many more competitions and prizes in years to come, and we know that they will contribute greatly to what we bring to Philadelphia.”

Ryan Trecartin (b. 1981, Webster, TX) lives and works in Philadelphia, PA, where he structures his art practice in varying collaborative ways. Trecartin has established a singular video practice that, in both form and in function, advances understandings of post-millennial technology, narrative and identity, and also propels these matters as expressive mediums. His work depicts worlds where consumer culture is amplified and absorbed to absurd or nihilistic proportions where characters circuitously strive to find agency and meaning in their lives. The combination of assaultive, nearly impenetrable avant-garde logics and equally outlandish, virtuoso uses of color, form, drama and montage produces a sublime, stream-of-consciousness effect that feels bewilderingly true to life. In addition to his work in video, Trecartin also has a collaborative sculpture practice with artist Lizzie Fitch. Trecartin’s work has been included in several major exhibitions and institutions worldwide, including the 2006 Whitney Biennial, New York; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Saatchi Gallery, London; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

During the reception, a bust of Mr. Wolgin by Timothy Rusterholz, an MFA student at Tyler, was also unveiled and dedicated in recognition of his contributions to the University.

In celebration of the prize announcement, and in order to give students and the public more time to view works by the winner and the other finalists, the exhibition of the inaugural Jack Wolgin Competition finalists has been extended until November 14, 2009 at Temple Gallery.

Temple University's Tyler School of Art | Ryan Trecartin | Fine Art Prize | Jack Wolgin |

Today's News

October 24, 2009

Norman Foster Receives Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts at Ceremony in Spain

Basquiat, Warhol, Koons and Judd to Highlight Christie's Sale

Leading Center for French Impressionism Outside of Paris to be Created

Regen Projects Presents an Exhibition of Works by New York Artist Marilyn Minter

Trek Lime Bike Wins the 2009 People's Design Award

Nelson-Atkins Museum Announces Unprecedented Gift of American Indian Art

Louvre Offers Visitors a Dense and Luminous Work by Joseph Kosuth

Magnum Gallery to Open in Saint Germain des Prés in Paris

National Portrait Gallery Announces Portrait Competition 2009 Awards

Southeast Asian Art Leads Recovery in Asian Market: Auctioneer

New Series of Photographs by Roger Ballen at Gagosian

Faggionato Fine Art Presents an Exhibition of the Californian Artist Wayne Thiebaud

Tony Oursler Shows His Immersive Media Installations at Kunsthaus Bregenz

Royal Museums of Fine Arts Once More Explores the World of Paul Delvaux

Valérie Favre Exhibits Her Visions at Kunstmuseum Lucerne

Booming Business and Record Crowds at International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show

National Gallery Creates Pieces of Sound Art for New Gallery Audio Tour

Winner of the 2005 Turner Prize, Simon Starling, will Give a Lecture at Vassar College

Lucite Handbags from the Caryn Scheidt Collection on View in Memphis

Ryan Trecartin Named Recipient of World's Largest Juried Individual Fine Art Prize

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- New Rembrandt found after being bought at London auction

2.- Exhibition at Fotohof focuses on groups in society who are at risk of marginalisation

3.- John Brennan collection of Rock n Roll memorabilia offered at RR Auction

4.- A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

5.- Exhibition in San Francisco focuses on the latter half of René Magritte's career

6.- 'Mad' king Ludwig II of Bavaria lost gift to composer Richard Wagner gets rare show

7.- New Royal Academy of Arts opens in celebration of its 250th anniversary

8.- Researchers uncover Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes'in her diary

9.- New York art sales near $3 billion in two weeks as uber-rich hunt trophies

10.- Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns grave-plundered artefacts to Alaska

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful