In honor of the late artist Robert De Niro Sr., each year his estate supports a mid-career American painter with the $25,000 Robert De Niro Sr. Prize. This year's recipient is Robert Bordo, an associate professor of art at The Cooper Union, New York.
His most recent one-person exhibition was Drawing Installation at The Suburban in Oak Park, Illinois (2014), he was also included in New Paintings at Alexander and Bonin Gallery in New York (2014) and has been the recipient of many prestigious fellowships and grants including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2007, the Canada Council Arts Grant, the Tesuque Foundation Arts Fellowship Award, the MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
The prize, administered by TFI, pays tribute to the work of Robert De Niro Sr. Bordo is the fourth recipient of the prize.
The selection committee appointed to nominate candidates and select the prize recipient were Richard Flood, Director of Special Projects and Curator at Large; Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem and Lindsay Pollock, Editor-in-chief at Art in America Magazine.
A reception for Bordo will be held in NYC later this month.
[Photo: Bordo's painting Rear-view (2011)]