2014 Artist Laureate Award Recipients


    Artist Laureates

    Silicon Valley Creates recognizes the region’s finest creative artists who are seriously committed to developing their art forms and to enriching our community with their exhibits, performances, presentations, and service.   Below are the recipients for the 2013 Artist Laureate.

    2014 Artist Laureate Awards and categories:

    • Legacy Laureates | Roy and PJ Hirabayashi
    • On The Wall | Consuelo Jimenez Underwood
    • On Stage | Van-Anh Vanessa Vo
    • Off Stage | Lisa Mallette
    • Emerging Artist | Ryan Carrington

    Legacy Laureates | Roy and PJ Hirabayashi

    Roy and PJ Hirabayashi founded San Jose Taiko in 1973 and have toured with Kodo and Ondekoza, and performed with various jazz musicians, dancers, actors, and performance artists. Read more about them here.






    On the Wall | Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

    Consuelo Jimenez Underwood is most well known for her textiles and installation work. Her work represents her own history as a migrant agricultural worker, signifying her hybrid culture as well as the arbitrary lines that divide her homes. Read more about her here.





    On Stage | Van-Anh Vanessa Vo

    Van-Anh Vanessa Vo devotes her life-long passion and mastery of the dan tranh zither to the creation of distinctive music blended with a cultural essence that can only come from this unique Vietnamese instrument. Read more about her here. 






    Off Stage | Lisa Mallette

    Now in her 13th season and her 10th as Executive Artistic Director, Lisa is also a member of the Theatre Bay Area Board of Directors, and chairs the TBA Theatre Services Committee. Read more about her here.






    Emerging Artist | Ryan Carrington

    Ryan Carrington works as a lecturer at San Jose State University teaching sculpture, foundry work, and mold making. Having received his MFA in spatial art from SJSU he went on to earned his BFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in ceramics and woodworking. Read more about him here.






    For further information, please contact:

    Audrey Wong | Grants Manager
    audreyw@svcreates.org | 408-998-2787 ext. 214



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