Friday, May 23, 2008

Congratulations to Silverman Gallery artist, Desirée Holman!

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art today announced the 2008 winners of its SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) awards, handed out every other year to promising Bay Area artists. The four chosen this year, out of a field of 200, get an exhibition at the museum, which publishes a catalog about their work, and "a modest cash prize." The museum prefers not to specify the sum, which varies from year to year.

This year's SECA recipients are Tauba Auerbach, a conceptual artist with a Stanford degree who makes drawings, paintings and books; Desirée Holman, a video artist who studied at California College of the Arts and UC Berkeley; painter Jordan Kantor, who went to Stanford, then earned a doctorate from Harvard in the history of art and architecture; and Trevor Paglen, who makes photographs and mixed-media installations. He got his master's at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a doctorate in geography from UC Berkeley, where he was an undergraduate. Their work will be shown at SFMOMA from Feb. 14 to May 17, 2009.

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