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.
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.
Art Exhibit Submission Instructions (deadline October 15, 2013)
Most Recent Award: 2013
Best photograph, painting, or print: Vladimir Bulatov for "Bended Circle Limit III," 24 x 24 inch digital print
Best textile, sculpture, or other medium: Kevin Lee for "Inlaid Wooden Boxes of Makoto Nakamura's Tessellations," 4 x 4 x 4 inches, made of cherry, maple, walnut, oak, butternut, and mahogany
Honorable Mention: Susan Goldstine for "Tessellation Evolution," 18 inches x 15 inches, beaded necklace made of glass beads, gold-plated glass beads, onyx beads, gold-plated clasp, and thread
For further information about this award, email the AMS Public Awareness Office.
View our prizes and awards archive for more past prize winners.