Gilda Edwards1955-2000

Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus, OH

$10,000 toward the catalogue that will accompany an exhibition on the artist, organized by museum curator Annegreth Nill with a catalogue essay by Ramona M. Austin. Originally from Philadelphia, Edwards moved to Columbus, OH in 1984 and later became a recipient of the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Artist Fellowship. Inspired by her African heritage, Edwards created mixed-media work, such as life-size reliquaries made from baskets, to explore the relationship between African traditions and American culture.