MIT Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts

The Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts, awarded for excellence in a body of work. The recipients are invited to exhibit select works in a group exhibition at MIT's Wiesner Gallery.

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Light Sculptures

I exhibited two of my latest light sculptures↗︎, which capture the movement of light over time as glass sculptures.

Last summer I sat in the stairwell of Carpenter Center for Visual Arts for many evenings– reading, photographing, and watching the light refract through glass blocks as the sun receded beyond the horizon. My excitement at the light’s beauty and at my photographs was tempered by a solemnity and quietude which came with the darkness at the end of each day. I made this sculpture by recording time-lapse footage of the light, tracking its shape using code, and cutting and layering the shapes out of glass.

Last summer, I woke up at 5AM and walked to MIT Media Lab to watch the sunrise. I saw long shapes of light fall on the white tiled floor and move slowly across the building over the next half hour. It was a prolonged moment of serenity. I made this sculpture by recording time-lapse footage of the light, tracking its shape using code, and cutting and layering the shapes out of glass.

Artifacts

I exhibited photographs alongside glass artifacts, exposing my creative process in pieces. The glass shapes, laid atop photographs of light and architecture, allude to the union between the two mediums in my work.

Exhibition

The exhibition ran from May 23, 2024 to July 9, 2024 at the Wiesner Gallery in the Stratton Student Center.