I participated in the 2015 Lighting Architecture Movement Project, an international lighting competition based in Vancouver, and was selected as one of the finalists for my folded light art titled Eurus. The theme in 2015 was Crystallize. The competition was evaluated based on aesthetics, function, creativity, social and environmental responsibility and creative interpretation of the theme. The 2015 judges include some very well known names in design such as Tom Dixon, Michael Anastassiades, Omer Arbel, Falken Reynolds, John Patkau, Nancy Bendtsen and Andlight. The competition was covered in many major Canadian design magazines and newspapers, including Gray Magazine, the Globe & Mail, Western Living, The Vancouver Sun, etc. As a finalist, I had the opportunity to exhibit at the LAMP event at Jan Kath showroom in Vancouver in February 2016. Below are some pictures from the exhibition, photos courtesy of When They Find Us.
Boreas, part of Anemoi light art collection, is a winner in the 2016 Niche Awards competition in the category Paper. This year Niche awards received over 1,600 entries and it is truly an honor to be selected as the winner. Zephyrus, also part of Anemoi light art collection, is also selected as a finalist in this competition. I was invited to exhibit at Niche Awards Finalist Gallery at American Made Show in Washington D.C., in which the winner was announced.
Eurus, part of Anemoi Folded Light Art, has won the Juror’s Award at Craft Forms 2015, an international juried exhibition of Contemporary Craft at Wayne Art Center near Philadelphia. This year the juror is Ronald T. Labaco, Marcia Docter Curator, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC. Only 6 pieces, out of 775 pieces of artwork submissions by 429 artists who participated around the world, won the Juror’s Award. I was very fortunate to chat with Mr. Labaco at the show and learn from him about some very interesting works at the exhibition.
In companion to Craft Forms 2015 exhibition, Wayne Art Center also presents a curated show titled Emergence: Craft + Technology. The show highlights the intertwining between advanced digital processes and the traditional analogy processes.
Both of the shows opens till January 30, 2016. Check it out if you are near Philadelphia. For more information, visitwww.craftforms.org.