POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION AWARD
BRIGGS RECEIVES POLLOCK-KRASNER GRANT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NY, May 5, 2015 - Kevin Briggs, Alaska-based landscape fine art photographer, announced today that he is one of the first artists to receive a grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation in the newly established category of fine art still photography. He plans on using the grant to purchase equipment and have work framed for his upcoming shows.
"I am profoundly grateful to be chosen by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation to receive this award. It is thrilling to have one's work recognized by this internationally prestigious foundation."
Kevin Briggs lives in Soldotna, Alaska and primarily creates his photographic fine art throughout Alaska's incredibly vast and beautiful wilderness. Briggs' lifelong interest in photography has expanded from pure landscape imagery to his more recent in-depth exploration of abstract photography. As Briggs explains, "The goal of my fine art photography is principally to capture texture which is an often neglected component within much of both landscape and abstract photography. I want the viewer to be able to feel the subject of the photograph itself."
With the foundation grant, Briggs will be able to focus on pushing his work forward to a new level. Established in 1985 by Lee Krasner, one of the leading abstract expressionist painters and the widow of Jackson Pollock, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation gives grants to professional painters, sculptors, and printmakers. Yet, aside from a pilot project some fifteen years ago, this the first time that the foundation has awarded grants to photographers. According to its mission statement, the foundation supports, "…those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time." For more information and to view the grantee image collection, visit the website www.pkf.org.
As Kerrie Buitrago, Executive Vice-President of the foundation said, "Kevin Briggs exemplifies what The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been striving to achieve over the past thirty years - to help artists to be artists by giving them the support they need and deserve." The foundation has awarded more than 4000 grants totaling over 62 million dollars to artists in 76 countries.
Kevin Briggs' website can be found at www.kevinbriggsphotography.net.
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