MOZAIK Philanthropy opens the circular art exhibition “Ecosystem X”

MOZAIK Philanthropy assembled an independent jury of artists to review art submissions through a blind review process, awarding more than $80,000 in artists’ fees for Ecosystem Xincluding the first Future Student Art Prize at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) artist Mahtab Mohammadi. Collectively, MOZAIK Philanthropy has offered over $350,000 in artist support grants since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020.

Now on view, the featured artists featured in the Ecosystem X exhibit includes sculptor Carol Anne McChrystal from Los Angeles, CA; photographer Eliza McKenna from Brooklyn, New York; ecological artists Kaitlin Bryson & Beata Tsosie-Peña from Reno, Nevada; New Yorkvisual artist based, Jingyi Wang; interdisciplinary artist Ivy Guild from San Diego, California; nomadic artist Kristi Rauckis from Flagstaff, AZ; New Canton, Virginia documentary filmmaker Mara Adamitz scruples; landscape sculptor and eco-responsible architect Pasha Radetzki from New York, NY; multimedia artist Pam Douglas from Los Angeles, CA; and collective of post-modern artists Solarpunk surf club from Madison, Wis.

Members of the jury of the Future Art Awards: Ecosystem X include: Stacey R. Queen, educator, artist, art historian and blogger; Hawaiian artist, illustrator and visionary, Solomon Robert Nui Enosart, architecture and social historian, Lea Gallant; artist, anti-violence advocate, scholar, teacher, mother and citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Kimberly Robertsonchinese sculptor, Jiannan Wu; American of Haitian origin, self-taught draftsman, Jason “JaFLEU” Fleurant; 18-year-old production design artist, Jacob Wiantand Iranian interdisciplinary visual artist, Ghazal Rahimi.

Each Future Art Awards judging panel is made up of featured and special mention artists and art writers from previous Future Art Awards and Future Art Writer Awards, modeling a circular economy where previous winners “pay it forward” the next time. generation of beneficiaries in the arts.

Previously, over 100 artists have been featured in the Future Art Awards 2020 and 2021, spanning all ages and career stages, including photographers, painters, sculptors, street artists, muralists, artists multimedia, visual, multi and interdisciplinary artists, illustrators, animators, 3D artists, Web3 poets, designers, technologists, filmmakers, art writers, composers, weavers, dancers and creative performers.

“The Future Art Awards have become a home for a community of forward-looking artists to express their hopes, dreams and aspirations for a better world to come. This 2022 exhibition reimagines the symbiotic interrelationship between humanity and the Earth, illustrating that art holds the power to reconfigure and recode our collective trajectory around controversies such as climate, human rights and democracy,” said Keely Badger, Executive Director of MOZAIK Philanthropy. “We are especially excited to show how the artists have interpreted the theme of this cycle—Ecosystem X— using their art to rethink existing paradigms and co-create positive futures.”

The exhibition is now visible, free and open to the public.

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