ACT Grad Annie Macmillan wins 2015 Wiesner Student Art Award

Annie Macmillan, Little Lakes, book series, twenty unique books, 2013. Photo courtesy of the artist.
ACT at MIT

Please join us in congratulating second-year ACT graduate student Annie Macmillan who was awarded a 2015 Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Award for her achievement in and contributions to the arts at MIT. The Wiesner Student Art Awards, established in 1979 by the Council for the Arts at MIT, are presented annually to up to four students in honor of the late President Emeritus Jerome B. Wiesner and Mrs. Wiesner for their commitment to the arts at MIT.

During her time at MIT, Annie has produced a body of artwork that explores the regimes governing visual representation of organized information, the methods of analysis, and spatial exploration within self-imposed structures. Annie has demonstrated excellence in her art practice as much as she has through her positive personality and engagement in the resources available at MIT. She demonstrates support of her fellow peers and takes initiative in organizing group endeavors and exhibitions, all while respecting the academic and disciplinary foundations.

Annie’s work has been recognized at MIT during the short time she has been here. In her first year of graduate study, she received three institutional grants from CAMIT and ACT to support the production of artwork, and she was also awarded first place for the prestigious Schnitzer Award in 2014.

Annie is a Fulbright scholar from Nova Scotia, Canada, where she received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). NSCAD is known for its contributions to the international scene of conceptual art and is a school with a history of engaging with MIT through the publication of important artists’ books.

The Wiesner Awards will be presented at the Institute Awards Convocation on April 28, 2015, in Room 10-250 at 4:00pm.

For more information on the Wiesner Award and other arts opportunities at MIT, visit the Council for the Arts at MIT’s website.

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