The three artists selected for the ninth Great Rivers Biennial Arts Award Program, Kahlil Robert Irving, Tim Portlock, and Rachel Youn, have proposed exhibitions that involve kinetic sculpture, installation, ceramic, and digital prints. The award winners were chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors following individual studio visits with ten semi-finalists. More than 80 artists applied for the Great Rivers Biennial (GRB), a collaborative initiative between CAM and the Gateway Foundation designed to recognize artistic talent in the greater St. Louis metro area. Generously funded by the Gateway Foundation, the GRB awards each artist with $20,000 and a major exhibition in CAM’s main galleries.
Great Rivers Biennial 2020 is organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator.