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401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize 2017 Recipient

August 3, 2017

401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize 2017

Winner: Ellen Bleiwas

401 Richmond is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Career Launcher Prize is Ellen Bleiwas.

The 2017 Career Launcher jury remarked that this year’s recipient Ellen Bleiwas, is inspired by both visual arts and architectural examinations – a combination that is central to 401 Richmond’s cultural philosophy. Her installations demonstrate a keen understanding of materiality while at the same time invoking a corporeal relationship to constructed space. Her work in felt, wood, aluminum, steel and concrete – a vocabulary generally associated with the built or industrial environment – becomes activated only by the touch and presence of a viewer. The Career Launcher jury is excited by what this opportunity provides Bleiwas and looks forward to how this residency will influence her practice.

Ellen will be joining the 401 Richmond community in Studio 260 from September 2017 – August 2018. We look forward to welcoming Ellen and watching how her work develops during her time with us.

Thank you to all applicants who submitted to this year’s Career Launcher Prize.