October 5, 2017

Tony Lewis Named Rose Art Museum Artist-in-Residence

WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS—Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis has been selected for the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University’s Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award, Artnews’s Grace Halio reports. Lewis’s residency will include his exhibition Plunder, for which he will create a site-specific mural in collaboration with Brandeis University students. The exhibition marks his first solo presentation at a Northeastern United States Museum and will be on view through June 2018.

Lewis uses large-scale, monochromatic drawings, often made with nontraditional drawing implements, to investigate the relationships between language, memory, and race. He received a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. Lewis’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland and the Marino Marini Museum, Florence, and was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Previous recipients of the Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award include Jennie C. Jones, JJ PEET, Mary Weatherford, Mika Rottenberg, and Dor Guez. The Perlmutter Award is given in recognition of an emerging artist’s achievement in support of a yearlong residency program on the Brandeis campus.

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