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  • Gabriel DaweGabriel DaweVIEW

    Originally from Mexico City, Gabriel Dawe creates site-specific installations that explore the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms. His work is centered in the exploration of textiles, aiming to examine the compli...
  • Boisali BiswasBoisali BiswasVIEW

    “The subject matter of my work is drawn from my own life experiences, trips, thoughts and surroundings. Being from India, a country with an extremely rich heritage of Art and Culture, I have always had a deep rooted attachment to traditional art forms of India and owe some of my stylization to the c...
  • Jeffery BectonJeffery BectonVIEW

    Jeffery Becton’s Border World Every true artist manipulates the world, seeking by various means to represent a personal vision of what is out there—to alter, heighten, transform. For going on 25 years Jeffery Becton has used photography to reinvent his surroundings, blending interior and exterior...
  • Leslie RegoLeslie RegoVIEW

    Color and texture work off of one another to create a multitude of patterns. These patterns, integrated with light and shadow, create layers of depth. I use color and shape in my pieces to create a balanced composition, constantly adjusting the design to maintain an equilibrium between harmony an...


Secretary Kerry to Award the 2014 U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts -
Secretary of State John Kerry will award the second U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts during a luncheon ceremony at 12:15 p.m. on January 21, 2015, in the Department’s Benjamin Franklin Room.

The Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies (AIE) is proud to announce that the distinguished recipients are Xu Bing, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Maya Lin, Julie Mehretu, Pedro Reyes, and Kehinde Wiley.

These seven artists will be honored for their outstanding commitment and contributions to the AIE program and international cultural exchange.

Art in Embassies was initiated by the Museum of Modern Art in 1953, and formalized - read more>

January 20, 2015

Art of Healing - Saluting the Heroes - Moosa Badar Al Balushi's face lit up when Greta C Holtz, US ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, congratulated the visually challenged sculptor for displaying two of his excellent works at the 'Art & Healing' show at the Ambassador's residence.

"Thank you for inviting me for the exhibition. It is a great honour," Moosa, who became the cynosure of all eyes during the evening thanks to his porcelain works of Arabian Oryx and Omani Rose Water Sprinkler, immediately returned the compliments with a broad smile. Safiya Al Bahlani, who carved a niche for herself in digital art despite being born without arms, and Rua Ahmed Al Farazi, a decorative - read more>

December 25, 2014

The Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) is pleased to announce its partnership with distinguished American artist Jenny Holzer on a collaborative sculptural project to be featured at the new U.S. Embassy in London, scheduled to open in 2017.

Holzer and Art in Embassies are currently seeking text to be included in a permanent work of art pertaining to British-American relations or statecraft. Selected texts will be published online, as well as engraved directly onto stone walls of the new Embassy complex.

AIE will accept submissions online through December 31, 2014 at the following address: http://art.state.gov/callout.aspx. Poetry, lyrics, exclamations, meditations, and quotations - read more>

December 15, 2014

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