Boxx The Artist synthesizes expressionistic portraiture through acrylic paintings, digital art, and public installations that examines the African Diaspora providing cultural images that honor a marginalized community. Her work captures different elements of life promoting health, wealth, wellness, and celebrating Blackness.
Scheuer’s work addresses themes of history, plants, the body, and healing. She is an assistant professor of printmaking in the Rueff School of Design, Art and Performance at Purdue University. With the support of this award, she will focus her creative practice in exploration of artist books.
Jacinda Russell is a conceptual artist, primarily working in photography and bookmaking. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Texas Gallery, Houston Center for Photography, Eyebeam, and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Jacinda will travel to the Svalbard archipelago to participate in the Arctic Circle Residency where she will create six resin sculptures depicting ice and permafrost loss in various states of disintegration.
Ian Weaver is an artist and Associate Professor at Saint Mary's College, South Bend, IN. He has exhibited nationally, including at the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM); The Chicago Cultural Center; the South Bend Museum of Art; and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. His residencies include Bemis Center for the Contemporary Arts; Ox-Bow; the ISCP Residency, New York; and Yaddo and the Millay Colony, both in upstate New York.
Shamira Wilson is an interdisciplinary visual artist, farm apprentice, and founder of the studio Wilson Art Lab, based in Indianapolis, IN. She creates artwork based on the geometry of plants. Plants speak in signs and symbols which she translates with paint. Wilson is a member of the Impact 100 giving circle and the Eighteen Artist Collective. Her public artworks can be seen in permanent collections including Indy Arts Council and Indiana State Museum.
Ventiko is a conceptual artist working in photography, film, performative experiences and social practice. Her/their work focuses on de/re-constructing societal positions on identity, specifically sexuality, persona, gender and the state of the modern woman. Ventiko’s works have been exhibited and experienced internationally at art fairs (PULSE, Select, Korean International Art Fair, Sluice, Photo LA), institutions (Tate Modern, MOMA, Queens Museum, Walters Art Museum) and in the public sphere (US, UK, Serbia, Dominican Republic, and Italy).
2019 DEHAAN ARTIST OF DISTINCTION AWARDEES
LaShawnda Crowe Storm
Constance Edwards Scopelitis
2018 DEHAAN ARTIST OF DISTINCTION AWARDEES
Anila Quayyum Agha
2017 DEHAAN ARTIST OF DISTINCTION AWARDEES