Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition 2012

SOMArts Cultural Center and The San Francisco Foundation present a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual and media arts landscape, September 4–October 2, 2012. The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition showcases the work of promising visual artists from regional Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) programs working across disciplines and identifies young artists whose work connects directly to the pulse of emerging trends.

Below, check out videos of previous award recipients!

All of the above information and embedded videos are provided courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center.


Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina-American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She serves as one of the editors-in-chief for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and SF MOMA's Open Space. She has lectured at the De Young museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (2016). She is currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow researching the concept of citizenship. She also serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism and board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.

2 thoughts on “Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition 2012”

  1. How timely—I just finished watching the Closer and its spinoff Major Crime, the black ski mask was thematically combined both shows, and drew some peculiar interest from me.

    All of a sudden I pop open the computer, and there she is – Michelle Ramin—sharing important fact and historical significance of the ski mask.

    And then Rachel Mica Weiss—blowing my mind with daring sculpture, more impressive and massive than macramé (that was my immediate impression).

    And at first glimpse I though Rodigo Ojeda Beck’s name sounded familiar. Anyway, the montage project he’s talking about is presenting something new and original. I didn’t think that was possible (but then again I’m not a creative artist whose imagination holds no bounds). His is the stuff that for the same reason makes Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg so famous.

    Keep trailblazing kids…you’re amazing!

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