The pioneering environmental and conceptual art of Agnes Denes has earned her a renowned international reputation as both an artist and scholar. Her work over the past twenty-five years has championed the intersection of art and science through investigations of the physical and social sciences, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, architecture, urban planning, poetry and music that have become unique works of visual art. An artist of enormous vision, she has written four books and lectures extensively around the world. Among her many awards are the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, The McDormott Award from MIT "In Recognition of Major Contributrions to the Arts," The American Academy of the Arts and Letters Purchase Award, an honorary doctorate from Ripon College, Wisconsin for her environmental work, four National Endowment Fellowships, and recently the Watson Award for Trans-Disciplinary work in the arts from Carnegie Mellon. She is perhaps best known for "Wheatfield - A Confrontation", a two-acre wheatfield she planted and harvested in downtown Manhattan, and "Tree Mountain - A Living Time Capsule," the largest reclamation site on earth. She has had over 300 solo and group exhibitions on four continents and her work is in the collections of major museums around the world.
(These include: The Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of Art in New York; National Museum of American Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art and Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Modern Museet, Stockholm; Kunsthalle, Nurnberg; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio.)
She is a fellow at: the Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, M.I.T, NYU, and DAAD in Berlin.
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