401 Richmond is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 Career Launcher Prize is Kelly Uyeda.
“With the hopes of inciting empathy and appreciation for inanimate objects, my work investigates objecthood as a mode of being that is of equal significance to our own. Both inert and lively, objects are imbued with presence and character. They actively participate in everything we do, constantly exerting and exchanging tensions and forces.
The images and objects I create seem as though they have been caught mid-motion, ready to return to their state of flux once you avert your eyes. I use small segments of objects to create figures that are at once real and abstract, familiar and uncanny, ordinary and paranormal. Full of paradoxes, doubts and questions, my work relies on intuition and is subtly suggestive.” – Kelly Uyeda
Kelly will be joining the 401 Richmond community in Studio 260 from September 2016 – August 2017. We look forward to welcoming Kelly 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.
For more information on Kelly Uyeda, see her website: www.kellyuyeda.com