Medal of Arts 2017

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread is one of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors. She is best known for her minimalist casts of everyday, domestic objects, furniture, and architectural spaces that range from intimate to monumental, which evoke themes of loss and memory. She first rose to international prominence in 1993 with her sculpture, House, a life-sized replica of the […]

Pat Steir

Pat Steir is an internationally renowned painter and printmaker represented in museum and private collections worldwide. Known for her iconographic canvases and immersive wall drawings. Steir’s innovative pour technique, exemplified by the artist’s Waterfall canvases, positioned her at the forefront of American painting in the late 1980s. Bridging the sensibilities of Eastern philosophy, Abstract Expressionism, […]

Imran Qureshi

His work is firmly rooted in the tradition of miniature painting – the subject he still teaches at the National College of Art in Lahore – whose acme in the region was reached during the Mughal Empire. Qureshi has been exhibiting internationally for almost twenty years and has managed to greatly expand the language of […]

Wolf Kahn

A second-generation New York School artist, Wolf Kahn has built a radiant and beautiful oeuvre since first exhibiting his paintings at the Hansa Gallery, one of New York’s first co-op galleries, nearly sixty years ago. A student of Hans Hofmann and influenced early on by Milton Avery (and the work of James Abbott McNeill Whistler […]

Jenny Holzer

For more than thirty-five years, Jenny Holzer (American,b. 1950) has presented her astringent ideas, arguments,and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including 7 World Trade Center, the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Holzer was the first woman chosen to represent the American […]

Nick Cave

Nick Cave (American, b. 1959) is a messenger, artist, and educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance. Known for celebrated Soundsuits, his solo exhibitions have expanded from the United States to include France, Africa, Denmark, Asia, South America, and the […]