UMLAUF Announces Prize Winners: Artists Get an Exhibition, a Lecture, and Cash

by Paula Newton July 15, 2015

24_Hawk_MoezziWhile the yearly UMLAUF Prize usually honors one outstanding art graduate student from the University of Texas at Austin with an exhibition at the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, a lecture, and a cash award, Juror Suzanne Deal Booth selected two artists for the 2015 award: Ryan Hawk and Gracelee Lawrence. Booth notes, “Being a juror for the UMLAUF Prize is daunting because it requires distinguishing something in the work of a group of peers that is noteworthy, unique, fresh—and yet has the potential to stand the test of time. The graduate students of UT Austin do not make this choice easy.”

gracelee_lawrenceBoth students are working with UMLAUF Curator Katie Robinson Edwards this summer to develop new work for their exhibitions. The UMLAUF Prize opening will be Friday, September 10.

Congratulations to both!


(Lower photo by Mark Schultz – The News and Observer via

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