Visual Arts

VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT PRIZE LIST AND STUDENT AWARDS

2022 Bittleman Prize

Arnold I. Bittleman Memorial Prize
Awarded to a student whose work, in the judgment of the arts faculty in collaboration with an outside juror, is outstanding. Established to honor Professor Arnold I. Bittleman, an artist and teacher whose accomplishments in drawing commanded international admiration.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 26, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Wold Lobby, by doors to Olin

Saliha Nazir, ‘23, 2022 Bittleman Memorial Prize Recipient

Saliha Nazir, ‘23, 2022 Bittleman Memorial Prize Recipient, Environmental Science & Visual Arts Double Major

Experimental Self Portrait, oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas

Experimental Self Portrait, oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas

Sailha Nazir, '23 will be awarded the Bittleman Memorial Prize this year. Her submission portfolio is currently on display in the Wold Student Art Gallery (a newly named space near the Steinmetz car) through commencement.

Says Nazir: "These paintings, drawings, and etchings are the result of three years of study in the

Visual Arts Department. I used the self-portraits here simply as a means of experimenting with different techniques and media. These include palette knife painting, paint scratching, aquatint, maybe some finger painting, and even using an impression of a flattened shield bug. In all of these works, I tried to push outside my comfort zone and try something new. Each one of these pieces is an experiment."

Plant Life, charcoal on paper

Plant Life, charcoal on paper

Self Portrait with Hand, acrylic on rubber roofing

Self Portrait with Hand, acrylic on rubber roofing

Study of Susanna Coffey’s Transport, oil on canvas pad

Study of Susanna Coffey’s Transport, oil on canvas pad