"The Ancestors Cried Ase" By Rashaun Rucker
12 x 18 inches, linocut print on Hosho Japanese paper , limited edition of 1 of 2--- framed
Rashaun Rucker (b. 1978, Winston-Salem, NC) ) is a product of North Carolina Central University and Marygrove College. He makes photographs, prints and drawings and has won more than 40 national and state awards for his work. In 2008 Rucker became the first African American to be named Michigan Press Photographer of the Year. He also won a national Emmy Award in 2008 for documentary photography on the pit bull culture in Detroit. Rucker was a Maynard Fellow at Harvard in 2009 and a Hearst visiting professional in the journalism department at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013. In 2014 Rucker was awarded an artist residency at the Red Bull House of Art. In 2016 Rucker was honored as a Modern Man by Black Enterprise magazine. In 2017 Rucker created the original artwork for the critically acclaimed Detroit Free Press documentary 12 and Clairmount. His work was recently featured in HBO’s celebrated series Random Acts of Flyness and Native Son. In 2019 Rucker was awarded the Red Bull Arts Detroit micro grant and was named a Kresge Arts Fellow for his drawing practice. IN 2020 RUCKER WAS NAMED A Sustainable Arts Foundation AWARDEE. RUCKER WAS A 2021 RESIDENT AT THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIOS AND CURATORIAL PROGRAM (ISCP) IN BROOKLYN, New York AND A MELLON FELLOW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES. ALSO In 2021 Rucker was awarded A VISUAL ARTS GRANT BY THE HARPO FOUNDATION. rUCKER IS CURRENTLY PURSUING A MFA IN PRINT MEDIA AT CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART. Rucker’s diverse work is represented in numerous public and private collections.
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