Sculpture Alum Wins $50,000 Hunting Art Prize
Life-sized drawing by Marshall Harris MFA '10 (Sculpture) is named the winner of prestigious competition open to Texas artists
May 22, 2013
Fort Worth, Texas-based artist Marshall K. Harris MFA '10 (Sculpture) has been named the winner of the 2013 Hunting Art Prize for his life-sized graphite drawing titled "Round Up: B.F. Smith & Son Saddlery Circa 1940-1942." Harris's winning piece, part of his "Western Saddle" series, was featured in a May 19 article on DFW.com.
Open to Texas artists, this prestigious annual competition is sponsored by the international oil services company Hunting PLC. The $50,000 Hunting Art Prize is historically the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing, and has helped to build the reputations, raise the profiles and support the careers of distinguished artists.
Harris explores texturally beautiful elements and subjects related to history, humanity and social dynamics by creating elaborate, life-sized drawings as well as large sculptural installations and assemblies using found objects, lighting, motors, sound and video.
His works have been shown in a number of solo and group exhibitions throughout Texas and across the nation, and have garnered state-wide media coverage, including reviews in the Houston Chronicle, Glasstire.com and Fort Worth Weekly.