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Brandon Sward – December 2022


Please join us in welcoming current resident artist Brandon Sward! @brandonsward Brandon Sward is an artist, writer, and doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago. He has been a Pushcart Prize nominee, quarterfinalist for the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize, shortlisted for Disquiet International’s Literary Prize, and an honorable mention and finalist for the New Millennium Writing Awards. He’s won residencies at Alternative Worksite, Byrdcliffe, the Hambidge Center, the Institute for LGBTQ+ Studies, Main Street Arts, NAVE, SloMoCo, the Sundress Academy, the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Wassaic Project, and Western Montana Creative Initiatives. His first solo show, How the West was lost, opened at Stone House Art Gallery in October 2021. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Smart Museum, Carr Center Contemporary, the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, the Kleinert/James Center, In/Passing, and the Museum of Contemporary Art–Chicago.
Stay tuned for a public event with Brandon during his two week stay at Ma’s House.

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