Marie Bannerot McInerney, MFA12, is a recipient of the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2012 from the International Sculpture Center (ISC).
Twelve recipients were selected for this year's awards from a pool of 434 students representing 174 universities and programs from six countries. In conjunction with the award, McInerney will participate in the exhibition Grounds for Sculpture, which will be on view October 20, 2012, through April 7, 2013, in Hamilton, New Jersey. Her work will also be featured in the October 2012 issue of the ISC publication Sculpture magazine and on the center's website.
Established in 1994, the ISC's annual awards program recognizes deserving sculpture students and encourages their continued commitment to the field. A panel composed of Donna Dennis, Winifred Lutz, and Joseph Becherer selected this year's award recipients, as well as 22 honorable mentions, based on a competitive viewing process of the works submitted.
McInerney recently finished her tenth season with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where she spent the past two years as the dye shop supervisor while attending the Graduate School of Art. Previously, she was the sole dyer/painter for the costume shop, dyeing, painting, and distressing for all of the productions.
This September, she will begin a residency at The Luminary Center for the Arts. Her work is featured in the 5th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial, a traveling exhibition that will be on view at Corcoran College of Art + Design in the fall.