Big Medium is pleased to announce Zack Ingram as the winner of its inaugural Tito’s Prize! The prize includes a $15,000 award and a solo exhibition in the Big Medium Gallery, which will open with a special reception on Friday, Oct. 27, and run through the East Austin Studio Tour.
Big Medium partnered with Tito’s Handmade Vodka to create the Tito’s Prize to help grow the recipient’s artistic career, support their life in Austin, and elevate artists, like Ingram, within the community. “Tito’s Handmade Vodka takes great pride in our creative community and organizations like Big Medium that help support and cultivate that creativity,” said Zack Flores, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Director of Philanthropic Programming. “It is our social responsibility to give back and directly support our artists by providing job opportunities while inviting the rest of our community to join us.”
Ingram is a sculptor and printmaker who combines found images and materials to question the process of identity construction and the relationship between surface and personhood. He was unanimously selected by a four person curatorial panel, including Ana Esteve Llorens, artist; Joseph Havel, Director of the Glassell School of Art and artist; Kevin McNamee-Tweed, artist and Big Medium Gallery Curator; and Bárbara Perea, Mexico City-based Independent Curator.