Jill Magid Wins $50,000 Calder Prize

January 22nd, 2018

Artist Jill Magid has won the $50,000 Calder Prize, a grant issued biannually to a living artist by the Calder Foundation. “In his mobiles and stabiles, Calder unites symmetry and asymmetry, or parity and disparity, in ways that assimilate the larger, unseen forces at work in the natural world,” a statement from the organization reads. “Likewise, Magid pulls on loose ends both tangible and intangible—probing seemingly impenetrable systems—and finds unification in disparate elements. Her tenacity echoes Calder’s own in his radical transformation of sculpture.”

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