Fans of contemporary art are flocking to New York City, as the Armory Show and VOLTA have just kicked off. It’s an exciting time!
Last night, the Ladies of MGI were thrilled to attend the opening of VOLTA as guests of one of the participants, our very own Steven Tabbutt. Steven also has a very successful fine art career, thanks to his delightful Parisian gallerist, Yukiko Kawase. It was wonderful to spend some time with this phenomenal talent, and we were thrilled to see his latest pieces. You wouldn’t believe how finessed his originals are when viewed in person – we were truly blown away.
If you are in New York, be sure to take in this amazing show.
We all have big aspirations for the New Year, but it is clear that Steven Tabbutt is already off to a really strong start – and we couldn’t be happier for him!
Steven recently received word that he is one of 30 nominees for Illustrative Berlin’s Young Illustrators Award, and he has been invited to attend the exhibition this May. Perhaps the competition’s timing was a bit auspicious, as Steven submitted a portfolio with 12 images and learned of his acceptance on his birthday. Fingers crossed that he also learns he’s one of the competition’s 3 winners! You can learn more about the event here.
Additionally, Steven learned that the fine art side of his career has been receiving some exciting attention, as well. His gallery, Yukiko Kawase, has been invited by Volta NY to exhibit a solo show of his work here in Manhattan. Volta NY is an invitational show of artists’ projects and is the American incarnation of the successful young art fair founded in Basel in 2005.
You can keep up with all of these exciting developments on Steven’s site – just click here.
Last Friday night was the opening reception for the Society of Illustrators (the Uncommissioned and Sequential Show), and though it is always a delight to congregate with so many colleagues and friends, we had additional reason to feel jovial – the wonderful Steven Tabbutt was awarded a Silver Medal for his gorgeous image “Infest”. Congratulations, Steven! This is one of the great honors of our industry, and we couldn’t be prouder.
Spectrum is celebrating its 18th anniversary , and we are so happy to have the opportunity to announce that several talented Morgan Gayninites have been included in this year’s book. Thank you to Spectrum for this wonderful acknowledgment!
Whenever we receive an email from Steven Tabbutt, he seems to have a slew of exciting news to share with us – and this morning’s note was no exception.
Last Thursday, he celebrated the opening of his latest solo show at the Yukiko Kawase Gallery in Paris. Entitled “Subcreation,” the show features several stellar examples of Steven’s distinctive imagery. If you’re unable to view the works in person, don’t fret – you can also take a look on their website here.
Steven was also excited to let us know that his arresting image, “Tourist,” has been accepted into Spectrum 18 – it is truly stunning.
It is successes like these that likely encouraged his alma matter, The Savannah College of Art and Design, to honor him with their “Distinguished Alumni Award.” They will be flying him to their campus next week for the awards ceremony.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Society of Illustrators has announced the winners for its 53rd exhibition, and Morgan Gaynin is excited to announce that we have had a number of our artists included this year!
To start off, let’s begin with two artists that are being included for the very first time – Pete Ryan and Carlo Stanga!
Pete Ryan’s conceptual piece from Las Vegas Weekly has been accepted into the editorial category:
And Carlo Stanga’s stunning MTA poster has been accepted into the institutional category:
Congratulations, gentlemen! We are certain that we will see your work at the Society many times to come.
Additionally, we are pleased to share that Beppe Giacobbe has had two pieces accepted. ‘N’Drangheta’ will be featured in the editorial show:
and ’20 Years’ has been accepted into the institutional category:
A. Richard Allen had his book cover and the interior for “Bratt Farrar” accepted into the sequential category:
Steven Tabbutt’s ‘Dogwood’ from his recent ABC book has been accepted into the book category:
Rene Milot’s mysterious gentleman has been accepted into the advertising category:
We here at MGI are officially blown away by Steven Tabbutt’s mounting success. Every few weeks or so, it seems that Steven would contact us with news of yet another award under his belt.
This morning, when he announced that he has also been accepted into the 3×3 Annual, it also signaled the fact that Steven has made it into literally every Illustration and Fine Art contest that he has entered this year, including American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Applied Arts, Communication Arts, Spectrum, New American Painting, Studio Visit, 3×3, and Creative Quarterly.
After scooping our jaws off the ground, what can we say but CONGRATULATIONS, STEVEN! Your distinctive vision and incredible work ethic are tremendously inspiring, and it is heartwarming to see you receive the recognition that you most absolutely deserve.