The Trawick Prize Jury

Selection Panel 

The 2024 competition will be juried by Jenn Figg, Tatiana Flores, and David Page.

Dr. Jenn Figg 
Professor of Art at Towson University

Jenn Figg is a Baltimore-based artist. She visualizes her research of scientific phenomena with conceptual site-specific installations and discrete objects that illuminate, bend, and transform light. These physical gestures are documents of scientific discovery and musings on the complex structures that form our known world, from the elaborate forms and mass of nanoparticles, to quantum mechanics, to the spirals of cyclonic storms. Her work has been included in exhibits at the Peale Museum (MD), the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, Arlington Arts Center, the Toledo Museum of Art (OH), The Print Center (PA), the Art House at the Jones Center (TX). She has several works in public collections nationally. Figg holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, and a Ph.D. in Media, Art and Text from the Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Professor of Art at Towson University.

Tatiana Flores 
Professor of Art at the University of Virginia

Tatiana Flores is a scholar of the visual culture of the hemispheric Americas, specializing in modern and contemporary Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx art. She is the author of the award-winning monograph Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30! (Yale University Press, 2013). Committed to public-facing work, she has been active as an independent curator for over two decades. A 2017-18 Getty Scholar, Flores received the 2016 Arts Writers book prize from the Andy Warhol Foundation and was the 2007-2008 Cisneros Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. She previously served as president of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) and was chair of the editorial board of Art Journal. Flores is senior editor and founding editorial board member of ASAP/Journal. Her co-edited volume The Routledge Companion to Decolonizing Art History is forthcoming.

David Page 
Sculptor-in-Residence at American University

David Page is an artist who tries to explain intersecting notions around labor, power imbalances, threat, risk and everyday brutality. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Page earned a National Diploma in Fine Arts from the Cape Tecnikon in 1986 and received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Solo shows include Security Theatre at the Creative Alliance (Baltimore), God and Lunchmeat at Old Dominion University and “Staan Nader, Staan Terug!” (come closer, get away!) at Stevenson University. He was awarded the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize for Visual Arts in 2019, received the Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist Award in 1996, 2007, 2009, 2012, and 2014, won the Trawick Prize in 2004 and the University of Maryland’s Art for Peace Award in 2001, which included the commission of a small sculptural object which was presented to Nelson Mandela upon his visit to the university. Mr. Page teaches at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University and the American University, where he is Sculptor in Residence.