The International Polymer Clay Association is honored to introduce you to our jurors for the 2018 International Polymer Clay Awards: Lena Vigna, John McKinnon and Georg Dinkel!
Lena Vigna is currently Curator of Exhibitions at the Racine Art Museum, where she oversees the production and implementation of 10-15 exhibitions per year, Lena Vigna has a particular interest in the contemporary fields of adornment, sculpture, fiber, and installation. She has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions and written several essays that explore issues relevant to contemporary art and society.
John McKinnon is Executive Director of the Elmhurst Art Museum. He has over ten years of curatorial and administrative experience at major art institutions. He has introduced a number of new initiatives and projects at EAM including restorations and site-specific exhibitions in Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House. Previously he was the Program Director for the Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2007 to 2010, McKinnon was the Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He has independently curated exhibitions at a variety of nonprofit spaces and written for publications such as Artforum, Art Papers, XTRA, and Flash Art.
Georg Dinkel is a polymer clay artist and professional photographer living in Franconia, Germany. He is known for his unique PMC work including big shrines for digital devices and medieval inspired sculptures.