On Friday May 4, 2012, the Marjorie Schiele Prize jury assembled in New York City to deliberate the work of the 375 entrants and fifty-five finalists for the $25,000 inaugural award. Given the overall sophistication and high quality of such a large number of international participants, it took the jurors several hours to narrow the field to just three. Following more deliberations, the jury found the work of artist Sarah Vanderlipa series of graphite and silvered Mylar drawings on paper entitled Drawings for Sculpture of Buildings that use architectural renderings as fresh points for departurethe most compelling and accomplished among this select group of finalists; and awarded her the Prize.
Vanderlip earned her MFA in Sculpture from the Yale School of Art. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been on display at Shoshana Wayne Gallery (2012, Los Angeles) and Art Production Fund LAB (2010, New York). Vanderlip has participated in numerous group exhibitions at venues including L.A.C.E., Los Angeles; High Desert Test Site, Joshua Tree; Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Vanderlips work will be exhibited at the Cincinnati Art Museum
from September 29 to December 9, 2012, with additional details about the installation to be announced at a later date.
The Marjorie Schiele Prize is a triennial competition that honors the work and legacy of Marjorie Schiele, a Cincinnati artist whose generous bequest established it. Eligibility is restricted to living artists who present a vision or model for transforming our present reality by stretching the limitations of painting and sculpture. Applicants must hold a degree from an accredited school of art and have received prior recognition in publication or exhibition beyond a local level.
The jurors for the first Marjorie Schiele Prize are Claudia Gould, Director, Jewish Museum (New York), Robert Storr, Dean, Yale School of Art (New Haven), Max Hollein, Director, Städel Museums (Frankfurt, Germany) and Cincinnati Art Museum Director, Aaron Betsky.