Tiffany grants to Philadelphia folks

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The William Comfort Tiffany Foundation grants were announced recently and the artnet roundup tells us that three artists with Philadelphia connections –Josh Mosley, Clare Rojas and Phil Frost — were among the thirty winners of the $20,000 awards. Philadelphia video artist Mosley’s “Commute,” (image is detail) a beautiful, labor-intensive clay animation, was screened in the PMA Video Gallery last summer. Rojas (can we claim her? she used to be a Space 1026er a while back) was seen at the ICA’s 2001 East Meets West show guest-curated by Alex Baker. And Frost, a self-taught Brooklyn artist, is also connected to Philadelphia through friendship with Space 1026ers — and through his 2002 show at PAFA’s Morris Gallery (also curated by Alex Baker.) Philadelphian and 2004 Whitney Biennial participant Virgil Marti was a Tiffany award winner in 1997.

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