Graphicstudio Receives NEA Grant for Exhibition

The exhibition will be held next year and will include a partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art.


Special to USF News


TAMPA, Fla. (April 30, 2012)The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum has received $75,000 for the development of the traveling exhibition UnCommon Practice: Graphicstudio from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).


The exhibition, curated by Jade Dellinger, will highlight editions and special projects created by artists in the 45-year history of the University's distinguished Graphicstudio from USFCAM’s collection and is undertaken in a unique partnership with the Tampa Museum of Art, where the exhibition will be held in the spring of 2014, and travel to other institutions in the United States.


“Visitors to the exhibition will see the exceptional work produced at Graphicstudio, a unique laboratory that takes full advantage of resources available on a campus known for its support of innovative research,” said USFCAM Director Margaret Miller.


This award comes on the heels of recognition from Time Magazine for one of the prominent artists associated with Graphicstudio who will be featured in the exhibition, Christian Marclay. He made the list of the publication’s “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.”  He was named one of the world’s “Ten Most Important Artists” by Newsweek Magazine and won the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion for Best Artist in 2011.


USFCAM is one of 788 not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The 788 Art Works grants total $24.81 million and support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts.


Upon announcement of the award NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman said, “The arts should be a part of everyday life. Whether it’s seeing a performance, visiting a gallery, participating in an art class, or simply taking a walk around a neighborhood enhanced by public art, these grants are ensuring that across the nation, the public is able to experience how art works.”


The NEA received 1,624 eligible applications under the Art Works category for this round of funding, requesting more than $78 million in funding. For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, visit the NEA website at