WHY RXART IS AWESOME
RxArt commissions exceptional artists to reimagine pediatric healthcare facilities by bringing beauty, humor and comfort to children, their families and their healthcare providers (you!) through the power of visual art. To date, they’ve completed 51 projects with 60 artists in nearly 40 hospitals — that’s majorly awesome!
MEET THE ARTISTS BEHIND THE MASKS
New York-based artist, Dan Colen moves between diverse styles and subjects, investigating the conceptual stakes of materiality and mark making. His works range from painting to sculpture to installation and performance and interrogate the relationship between object and symbolic meaning, often utilizing unconventional mediums including chewing gum, flowers and metal studs. He is also the founder of Sky High Farm, a nonprofit improving access to fresh nutritious food for New Yorkers living in underserved communities. His work is held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, LACMA, Hirschorn Museum, Moderna Museet, Albright Knox Art Gallery, MOCA L and the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art among others.
Known for her vibrantly colored portraits of the moon, birds, trees and animals. Ann Craven brings everyday images to life with strong chromatic contrast and bright colors, through her process of seriality. Over time, by returning to existing motifs, Craven creates a diary based conceptual lineage. Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.