2016 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards winners Lead Pencil Studio, founded by Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, engage with projects that reveal the spatial qualities of the environment to understand the influences of architecture and art on human behavior. The artists use various mediums such as video, sculpture, drawing, installation and photography to expand the comprehension of the constructed space, which conceives a large portion of human movement and perception. Han and Mihalyo are currently based in Seattle, Washington, and been working together at Lead Pencil Studio since 1997.
Han and Mihalyo met while pursuing advanced degrees in architecture from the University of Oregon in the early 1990s. They received the Van Alen Institute New York Prize in 2010, the Founder’s Rome Prize for Architecture in 2007–2008, and the New York Emerging Voice Award in 2006. Their past residencies include Headlands Center for the Arts, MacDowell Colony, and the Center for Land Use Interpretation. Lead Pencil Studio’s work has most recently been exhibited at Mass Art, Pulse NY Special Projects, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Boise Art Museum, the Exploratorium Museum, and the American Academy in Rome.
Join Lead Pencil Studio and fellow CNAA artist Victoria Haven on April 23 from 2:00-3:00 for a lively conversation with Bonnie Laing-Malcomson, Curator of Northwest Art and exhibition organizer.