December 11, 2017

Guilford Art Professor Antoine Williams Earns Prestigious Grant

Assistant Professor of Art Antoine Williams has been named one of only 25 artists across the country to receive the “2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants.” 

The Foundation awards $25,000 each to 25 artists through a nomination process. Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists, at any stage in their career, who are currently under-recognized for their creative achievements and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant. In an anonymous process, a jury panel then selects the 25 awardees. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators and art educators who are dedicated to supporting artists. 

“As an artist of color and from the South, it means a lot to be recognized by a foundation that has such a long history of supporting artists who create relevant and timely work,” Antoine says. “The award money will allow me the opportunity to experiment and research in order to keep creating.”

Antoine received the award based on his body of work, which you can check out on his professional website.