Nari Ward
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Nari Ward

St. Andrew, Jamaica

Nari Ward’s dramatic sculptural installations are composed of found materials — such as shoelaces, baby strollers and tin cans — systematically collected from his New York City neighborhood. By revealing the many emotions found in everyday objects, Ward, a native of Jamaica, examines issues surrounding race, poverty and consumer culture. The recipient of the Vilcek Prize for Immigrant Artists in 2017, Ward has exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, and elsewhere. Past honors include the Rome Prize, the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more. Commissions include work for the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Ward received a B.F.A. from Hunter College and a M.F.A. from Brooklyn College in New York.

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