ArtPrize Nine Artist Feature: Salvador Jiménez-Flores (September 2017)

ArtPrize Nine Artist Feature: Salvador Jiménez-Flores (September 2017)

Salvador Jiménez-Flores is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Jalisco, México. Since coming to the United States, Jiménez-Flores has contributed to the Midwest art scene by producing a mixture of socially conscious installation, public, and studio-based art. The Resistance of the Hybrid Cacti is an exploration of the themes of colonialism, migration, identity and futurism. The cacti, a resilient plant, can survive the most extreme weather conditions. Metaphorically, Jiménez-Flores sees these succulents as the hope for our future. Jiménez-Flores latest research is centered around the development of Mexican-Futuristic aesthetics in his work.

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ArtPrize Nine Artist Feature: Michael Peoples (August 2017)

ArtPrize Nine Artist Feature: Michael Peoples (August 2017)

Michael Peoples is a self-taught artist whose works reflect on the cultural history of the Midwest with a comedic bend. Peoples has been experimenting with mold-making for several years, primarily casting in wax and creating work using multiples and repetition. Each work explores the significance of number, color, and form upon cognitive and emotional experience. Perchance to Dream reflects the idea of food as memory.

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ArtPrize Nine Artist Feature: Kyd Kane (August 2017)

ArtPrize Nine Artist Feature: Kyd Kane (August 2017)

Kyd Kane is a poet and spoken word artist from Grand Rapids, MI. Kane's most recent work, broke(n)hunger is an original spoken word poem that reflects on the artist's own experiences with food and her connections to and observations of food systems. Kyd Kane will also perform an original work, Communing Hearts, as a welcome to the Heartside Community Meal: A Public Art Project by Seitu Jones

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ArtPrize Nine Artist Feature: Danielle Riede (August 2017)

ArtPrize Nine Artist Feature: Danielle Riede (August 2017)

Danielle Riede’s work is on view as part of UICA's ArtPrize Nine exhibition, Cultivate, a curated group show that uses food as a lens to examine cultural history, social equity, and the effects of globalization on communities. Danielle has been making site-specific installations out of recuperated materials. Her international exhibition record includes galleries and museums in Mexico City, Athens, Cologne, New York, and many other cities.

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