The Forward Arts Foundation has selected Amandine Drouet as the 2013–14 winner of its annual Emerging Artist Award. The artist, who will receive $10,000 and a solo show at the Swan Coach House Gallery, deploys found objects, fiber and fiber techniques, light and color in an array of disciplines, including sculpture, installations, photography and video.
“I’m thrilled that Atlanta is finally recognizing Amandine’s talents,” says Leisa Rich, an artist and sometime collaborator. “A lot of artists work with trash, but she’s one of the few who transform the materials, and in such a delicate manner, to the point that the viewer cannot really tell [their origins.}”
Now in its 30th year, the foundation inaugurated this award in 1999. It continues to serve as an important leg-up and recognition for emerging artists.
For more about Drouet, read our review of a recent exhibition.
Chris Chambers, also a finalist for the Hudgens Prize, was profiled on ArtsATL.
On home page, one of Drouet’s Lubies.