Alicia Henry, associate professor of art at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, was named as the winner of the 1858 Prize for Southern Contemporary Art. The award is presented by the 1858 Society of the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina.
In announcing the award the society stated that “Henry’s work specializes in painting, textile and mixed-media installation work that explores social relationships through depictions of the human figure shown in isolation and interacting with one another.”
The award and a cash prize will be presented to Professor Henry on September 28. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds a master of fine arts degree from the Yale University School of Art.