Jon Sasaki named the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Prize Winner

Jon Sasaki has won the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Award. Sasaki’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions, recently at the Ottawa Art Gallery, (Ottawa, ON); the Tom Thomson Art Gallery (Owen Sound, ON); Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina, SK); MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie, ON); the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, (Lethbridge, AB); and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist Jon Sasaki, winner of the Temporary Contemporary project for his work “A Clock Set to 24 hours into the Future,” has been named the 2015 Canadian Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Prize Winner. Part of Sasaki’s body of work is the installation commissioned by Sheridan’s Temporary Contemporary initiative, “A Clock Set to 24 hours into the Future,” which was installed on November 5, 2014 above the main entrance.

Courtesy of Marketwired:

“Sasaki is one of only eight artists from around the world awarded the art community’s coveted 2015 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize – to live and work at the distillery in Dufftown, Scotland. While in Dufftown, the artists live in crofts and are encouraged to find inspiration from the pastoral setting in the Scottish Highlands. One of the specific benefits is to work in an international artists’ community, to share in a dialogue with one another and to foster cross-disciplinary ideas. The Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize covers the cost of travel, living expenses and working materials during the residency. The three-month residency, valued at $20,000 per artist, represents the Glenfiddich commitment to the arts and the communities it serves.”

 

Upon learning of his win, Sasaki stated, “I am thrilled with the news! The opportunity to spend three months at the distillery in Scotland is very exciting and I am eager to make work that responds to such a historically rich site.”

 

Congratulations to Jon for his tremendous work!

 

 

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