A work by the artist Jakob Fioole, who poses alongside it in three different ways

Meet the Artist: Jakob Fioole

Saturday, June 1, 2024
1:30 pm 3:30 pm

Free with Museum admission

Lower Frances L. Hiatt Gallery (115)

On the opening day of Jakob Fioole: The Sally Bishop Prize, meet the artist with his work. Jakob Fioole will spend the afternoon in the gallery to share and explore his immersive paintings with you.

Jakob Fioole’s paintings blend figuration and abstraction to create immersive scenes. Ambiguous narratives depict a world that is at once familiar and foreign—perhaps a vision of an alternative reality of an interpretation of current or historic events. Fioole is the winner of the Sally Bishop Prize, the top honor at the 2023 ArtsWorcester Biennial. In addition to a cash prize, the winner of this award receives a solo exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum. Since 2017, this partnership between the Worcester Art Museum and ArtsWorcester has provided the winning artist with an important museum credential, while placing their work in conversation with world-renowned artists in the Museum’s collection. Fioole was born in the Netherlands and currently lives and works in Berlin, MA.