Arts Innovator Special Recognition Award 2011
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Gary Hill (Seattle) works with a broad range of media including sculpture, sound, video, writing, installation, and performance. He had solo exhibitions in major museums throughout the world and received numerous awards and honors including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, Guggenheim Foundations, the Leone d’Oro Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award, the Kurt-Schwitters-Prize and The Stranger’s Genius Award in film. Gary has received honorary doctorates from The Academy of Fine Arts Poznan, Poland (2005) and Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle (2011). He also received Artist Trust Fellowships in 1988 and 2002.