Saturday, January 17, 2015

Xu Bing, Mark Bradford, Sam Gilliam, Maya Lin, Julie Mehretu, Pedro Reyes, and Kehinde Wiley Win U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts

Xu Bing: Xu Bing is a Chinese-born artist, resident in the United States since 1990. He currently resides in Beijing, where he serves as the president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. WikipediaX

Mark Bradford: Mark Bradford is an American artist living and working in Los Angeles.Wikipedia
The Devil is Beating his Wife

Sam Gilliam: Sam Gilliam is a Color Field Painter and Lyrical Abstractionist artist. Gilliam, an African American, is associated with the Washington Color School and is broadly considered a Color field painter. Wikipedia


Maya Lin: Maya Ying Lin is an American designer and artist who is known for her work in sculpture and landscape art. Wikipedia




  1. Julie Mehretu: Julie Mehretu is an artist, best known for her densely layered abstract paintings and prints. She lives and works in New York City.Wikipedia 

Pedro Reyes: Pedro Reyes is a Mexican artist. He uses sculpture, architecture, video, performance and participation. His works aims to increase individual or collective agency in social, environmental or educational situations.Wikipedia 
    1. Kehinde WileyKehinde Wiley is a New York-based portrait painter, who is known for his highly naturalistic paintings of people with black and brown skin in heroic poses. Wikipedia