Mathematical Art Exhibition Award

Frank A. Farris, "A Gooseberry/Fibonacci Spiral,? David Honda, "Dodecahedral 11-Hole Torus" David Honda, "Dodecahedral 11-Hole Torus"

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 2019

Art Exhibit Submission Instructions

Most Recent Award: 2018

  • Best photograph, painting, or print: Frank A. Farris for "A Gooseberry/Fibonacci Spiral,” a 51 x 51 cm.
  • Best textile, sculpture, or other medium: David Honda for "Dodecahedral 11-Hole Torus". The work is made of cardstock paper and measures 34 x 37 x 37 cm.
  • Honorable Mention: Ekaterina Lukasheva for "Excentrica". This work is made of paper with spray paint and measures 52 x 52 x 5 cm.

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

See previous awards

American Mathematical Society