Cauleen Smith Awarded the 2020 Wein Artist Prize

Oct. 28, 2020

HARLEM – Cauleen Smith, is the winner of the fifteenth annual Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize awarded by the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum, said, “Cauleen Smith’s endlessly generative imagination embraces and transforms multitudes, from the ceremony of church banners to the visions of science fiction, from structuralist theory to the music of Alice Coltrane and Sun Ra, from the words and visions of Rebecca Cox Jackson to the revolutionary tradition of Third World cinema. Although she has described her subjects as ‘the fragile, the forgotten, the flawed, and the fugitive,’ the effect of her work is overwhelmingly one of plenitude, rich in its exploration of human complexities. In recognition of her achievements to date and in the expectation of much more to come, it is a great pleasure for The Studio Museum in Harlem to present Cauleen Smith with the fifteenth annual Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize.”

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