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Mathematical Art Exhibition Award


The Mathematical Art Exhibition Award recognizes "aesthetically pleasing works that combine mathematics and art." In 2008, an anonymous donor provided an endowment to acknowledge those whose works demonstrate the beauty and elegance of mathematics expressed in a visual art form. 

Award Details
The exhibition takes place every January at the Joint Mathematics Meetings.  Three awards are made annually:  One for best photograph, painting, or print (US$400); one for best textile, sculpture, or other medium (US$400); and one honorable mention (US$200).  Starting in 2014, artists who have won a Mathematical Art Exhibition Award at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in year N will not be eligible for the $400 awards until the Joint Mathematics Meetings in year N+5. They may, however, display artwork in the intervening years. Honorable Mention awardees are eligible for award consideration in subsequent years.

Next Award
January 2015

Art Exhibit Submission Instructions (deadline October 2014)

Most Recent Award: 2014

  • Best photograph, painting, or print: Conan Chadbourne for "Enigmatic Plan of Inclusion I & II,"  a set of 24 x 24 inch archival inkjet prints
  • Best textile, sculpture, or other medium: Robert Fathauer for "Three-Fold Development," 13" x 13" x 13" ceramic sculpture
  • Honorable Mention: Faye E. Goldman for "Blue Torus," 10" x 10" x 2.5" toroid shape made from over 2400 strips of ribbon

For further information about this award, email the AMS Public Awareness Office.

See previous awards