County: Pierce County
Greg Kucera & Larry Yocom Fellowship Award 2022
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Darrell McKinney Jr. is a Washington-based interdisciplinary artist and designer. His practice explores the intersections across design, art, and architecture through objects and space. The work speaks to how design can be utilized to explore the complexities of politics, race, and social infrastructure through the interconnectedness of history, people, and places.
He received a Master of Design from the School of the Art institute of Chicago. His work has been featured in exhibitions at EXPO (Chicago) and internationally at Salone Del Mobile (Milan), Spazio Rossana Orlandi, and the Venice Architecture Biennale. He was the recipient of fellowships and awards such as the A Tale of Today Emerging Artist Fellowship for the Richard H. Driehaus Museum (2019) and the Design Council Award (2018).
Currently, his work spans spatial design, object design, and social practice. He continues to explore the built environment and the objects that populate it, exploring issues varying in scale; a community, a building, housewares, and people.
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Supernatural, cast glass, aluminum, LEDs, 19" x 8", 2018
Foundation, concrete, 25" x 33" x 1.5", 2021, Justin Oba
Gateway, White Oak, Pillar 1 - 12.25" x 14.5" x 81", Pillar 2 - 13.75" x 16.25" 78.5", 2019
Black SpaceM/em>, soap and red clay brick, 18" x 18" x 60", 2018