KAWS To Receive Clio Award & Participate in Q&A at Brooklyn Event on October 16th- KAWS, who is known for a prolific body of work that straddles the worlds of art and design to include paintings, murals, graphic and product design, and large-scale sculptures, will accept the Clio Visionary Award at the 2023 Clio Creative Summit at Powerhouse Arts in Brooklyn, NY on Monday October 16th.
He’ll also participate in a 30-minute Q&A with Mike Wente, Vice President of Creative Marketing and Brand Design for Verizon.
The artist– whose latest collaboration with UNIQLO launches tomorrow (September 7th) and whose awe-inspiring large-scale sculpture installation recently landed in Indonesia’s largest Hindu temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is now the home of the KAWS: Holiday series-– is being recognized by the Clios for his numerous creative contributions to popular culture and memorable global brand collaborations that possess sophisticated humor and reveal a thoughtful interplay with consumer products.
With their broad appeal, KAWS’ artworks are highly sought-after by collectors inside and outside of the art world, establishing him as a uniquely prominent artist and influence in today’s culture.
INFO & Tickets: info.clios.com/clio-2023-creative-summit
About the artist
KAWS engages audiences beyond the museums and galleries in which he regularly exhibits. His prolific body of work straddles the worlds of art and design to include paintings, murals, graphic and product design, and large-scale sculptures. Over the last two decades KAWS has built a successful career with work that consistently shows his formal agility as an artist, as well as his underlying wit, irreverence, and affection for our times. His refined graphic language revitalizes figuration with both big, bold gestures and playful intricacies.
KAWS often appropriates and draws inspiration from pop culture animations, forming a unique artistic vocabulary across mediums. Admired for his larger-than-life sculptures and hard edge paintings that emphasize line and color, KAWS’ cast of hybrid cartoon characters are the strongest examples of his exploration of humanity. As seen in his collaborations with global brands, KAWS’ imagery possesses a sophisticated humor and reveals a thoughtful interplay with consumer products. With their broad appeal, KAWS’ artworks are highly sought-after by collectors inside and outside of the art world, establishing him as a uniquely prominent artist and influence in today’s culture.
KAWS (b. 1974, Jersey City, New Jersey; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) has exhibited extensively in renowned institutions, including solo exhibitions at – Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (2023); Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2022); High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia (2022 & 2011); Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2021); The Brooklyn Museum, New York (2021); The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (2019); Fire Station, Qatar Museums, Doha, Qatar (2019); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, Michigan (2019); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri (2017); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2016) which traveled to the Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China (2017); Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Longside Gallery, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom (2016); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain (2014); Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2013); and Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2011).
About the Clio Awards Clio is the premier international awards competition for the creative business. Founded in 1959 to celebrate creative excellence in advertising, Clio today honors the work and talent at the forefront of the industry in a variety of specialized fields, including: sports, fashion, music, entertainment, cannabis and health. As a leading authority on the diverse and ever-changing creative landscape, Clio celebrates creativity 365-days-a-year via its global ad database Ads of The World and its content platform Muse by Clio.
About the Clio Creative Summit The industry’s most celebrated and forward-thinking voices will gather to share the tools, ideas, and practices that propelled their work to the forefront of the business. You’ll hear from today’s most inspiring visionaries about how to: build a career that supercharges your strengths, harness the power of creativity to unlock the potential of new technologies and so much more.