Liz Deschenes Awarded Rappaport Prize

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Liz Deschenes, Quincy/Braintree, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Miguel Abreu GalleryLiz Deschenes, Quincy/Braintree, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery

The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum has awarded photographer Liz Deschenes the Rappaport Prize, a $25,000 award given to a contemporary artist with ties to New England.  In her recent work, Deschenes has mounted photograms exposed by ambient outdoor light to panels, creating photographic and sculptural objects.

Based in New York, Deschenes received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and she has been on the faculty of Bennington College in Vermont since 2006.

The Rappaport Prize Lecture with Liz Deschenes is scheduled for Thursday, October 16, at 6:30 pm in the Tower Auditorium at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Admission is free.