Mayor’s Choice Award
Francisco Souto was born in Venezuela, and received a BFA from Herron School of Art and an MFA from Ohio State University. His honors include more than 45 national and international awards and grants including Special Prize at the 7th International Triennial of Prints in Japan, Selected Prize at the 12th International Biennial of Prints and Drawing in China and the International Award at the British International Print Exhibition. His prints and drawings have been published in many catalogs, magazine and books including Printmaking Today: International Magazine of Contemporary Graphic Art, published in the UK and Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials & Processes, published by Prentice Hall. Souto’s work has been exhibited in over 90 venues in the last 10 years including the Fonds d’Art Moderne et Cotemporain, France; New York International Print Fair, Works on Paper New York City and The Armory Center for the Arts in California. His work is held in several public and private collections including the Indianapolis Museum of Art, National Taiwan Museum of Art, Sheldon Museum of Art, Blanton Museum of Art, The Romania National Museum of Art, and the Lakeview Museum of Art. Just this year he participated in the exhibition Epicenter/Epicentro: Re Tracing the Plains, on the occasion of the Venice Biennale 54th International Arts Exhibition in Venice, Italy.