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Viridian Artists' 25th International Juried Competition

Viridian Artists' 25th International Juried Competition
Tiled Tapestry, 2013

art:i:curate artist Emily Lazerwitz is a prize-winner and featured artist in Viridian Artists' 25th International Juried Competition exhibition, curated by Katherine Brinson from the Soloman R Guggenheim Museum. 


The exhibition opens July 1st and will be on view through 19 July, 2014. The opening reception is Thursday, July 10th from 6-8pm. 



Viridian Artists Inc.'s 25th International Juried Exhibition, juried by Katherine Brinson, Curator, Guggenheim Museum, New York, is an important competition that brings the art of emerging and under-recognized artists to the attention of museum. Katherine Brinson was selected this year to jury the exhibition not only for her curatorial reputation but also because she works with the museum committee that selects emerging art for the Guggenheim's Permanent collection. Brinson wrote in her curatorial statement "As a curator working predominantly with living artists, I’m used to watching careers develop over time through exhibitions, visits, and critical reading. So it was a new and fascinating experience to assess a broad cross-section of works without any identifying information beyond images and captions for the submitted works and the artist’s name. The selection process is purely visual and based on documentary images rather than seeing the work in person – parameters that were initially disconcerting but which quickly led to an energizing and absorbing exercise that relied wholly on eye and instinct."


For more information, view the gallery website here




Artist Emily Lazerwitz


Emily Lazerwitz (b. 1991) is a visual artist living and working in New York. 
Her artistic practice deals with the issue of time and focuses on the intersection of art, craft, technology, and language. More specifically Lazerwitz is concerned with the way technology shapes the direction in which language develops. 


Lazerwitz holds a BA degree in Fine Art from Columbia University, New York (2014). In 2010 she was the recipient of the Promising Artist Award from Rhode Island School of Design, and now holds the second place prize for Viridian Artists Inc.'s 25th International Juried Exhibition. 


See more of Emily's Lazerwitz's works here.


Emily Lazerwitz's work is also currently on display as part of Curated by NoLIta, New York until August 24th, 2014. 

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