Medal of Arts 2012

Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander’s work is an exquisite fusion of the traditional and the contemporary. In drawing, large-scale wall installations, animation, and video, she blends the tradition of miniature painting from her native Pakistan with the momentum of our globalized world. Sikander seeks to debunk clichés and address specific issues that may resonate with others, without suggesting […]

Kiki Smith

“I see stars all the time . . . One of the possibilities of art is an invitation to wander in wonder.” –Nikki Giovanni Inspired by Nikki Giovanni, Kiki Smith has produced an influential body of work that is mystical and beautiful, inviting us to reexamine ourselves, our history, and our place in the world. […]