Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Anila Quayyum Agha wins Cincinnati Art Museum’s Schiele Prize


CINCINNATI---Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha has been named the recipient of Cincinnati Art Museum’s 2017 Schiele Prize. This prize honors the legacy of Marjorie Schiele, a Cincinnati artist whose generous bequest of the Hanke-Schiele Fund makes this award possible. Agha’s "All the Flowers are for Me (Red)" is the first purchase with the museum’s new Alice Bimel Endowment for Asian Art. The museum’s recent acquisition is a five-foot laser-cut steel cube displayed suspended from the ceiling and lit from within. Agha’s light-based installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally in more than 20 solo shows and 50 group shows. Anila Quayyum Agha currently resides and works out of Indianapolis. [More]
Anila Quayyum Agha (b. 1965), All the Flowers Are for Me (Red), laser-cut lacquered steel and lightbulb, 60x60x60 in, Alice Bimel Endowment for Asian Art, 2017.7