County: King County
GAP 2003, 2006, 2010, 2013
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Arts Innovator Special Recognition Award 2011
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Fellowship Awards 2013
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SuttonBeresCuller is a trio of artists (John Sutton, Ben Beres, and Zac Culler) who have worked collaboratively since 2000, when they met as students at Cornish College of the Arts. Together they create ways to engage viewers through mobile sculptures, street actions, and temporary site-specific installations. Flawless execution and craftsmanship distinguish their ambitious undertakings. They attract (sometimes unsuspecting) audiences to new readings of and approaches to political, social, cultural, and aesthetic issues. They are dedicated to a form of “public art” that is generous in nature, participatory for the willing, and refreshingly free of dogma for the uninitiated. These artists bring provocative art experiences to an expanded viewership. SuttonBeresCuller received a 2008 Creative Capital artist grant and was given the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs’ 2008 CityArtist Projects award.
SuttonBeresCuller received 2013 GAP Award funding to develop new works–bronzes, mirror projects and new medium-scale projects–while working at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. This year, the collective signed on to be represented by Greg Kucera Gallery, and they will focus on development of new work to show in the gallery in September of 2014.
SuttonBeresCuller received 2010 GAP Award funding to help fund Work in Progress at Cornish College of the Arts.
SuttonBeresCuller received 2006 GAP Award funding to purchase materials for a large-scale installation that will feature “sculptural chunks of land that appear to be ripped from the earth, hovering above the gallery floor. A house with trees, sections of sidewalk and a fire hydrant will float in the main space surrounded by an ethereal fog and sound elements.” The show will also feature photographs of past performances as well as a new video installation.
SuttonBeresCuller received 2003 GAP Award funding to help defray the costs incurred from a series of mobile installations by the artist team.
Duwamish, 16"x24", 2010. Courtesy of Lawrimore Project.
Have You Seen Patches, 2005.
Beast of Burden, Omaha, NE, 2003.
To Be Determined (installation view), mixed media installation/performance, 2011.
Ties That Bind, custom-made red ratchet straps, houses, 2011.
Panoptos, Henry Art Gallery, 2011.
Perkins/Coie Desk, 2013.
Self Portrait, steel, 2013.