Swedish Prize for Recent Grad

Swedish Prize for Recent Grad

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 10:12

Jenny Yurshansky (Studio Art M.F.A., 2010) has been awarded a prize by the Bonnier Foundation of Sweden, the first time in the 25 years since the prize was first awarded that it has gone to a non-Swede. Four of the five pieces that she submitted for this prize were works from her graduate thesis exhibition at the University Gallery, UCI, featuring a mix of sculpture, installations, and site-specific interventions. The foundation is adding Yurshansky's work "A Hermetic Dilemma" (pictured above) to its collection and is giving her a special exhibition at the Bonnierskonsthall in Stockholm that opens this month.