Art Visionary Award Honoree
Creator of THE ART OF THE BRICK and renowned LEGO® brick artist Nathan Sawaya, the first to utilize the toy as an art medium, has been selected to receive the Art in Action Art Visionary Award given in recognition of his work as an artist, arts education advocate and founder of Art Revolution.
“Art is not optional,” said Sawaya. It’s as important as breathing and eating. Creating art, out of any medium, makes us happier, healthier and smarter.” Sawaya founded Art Revolution for the purpose of making art a priority in our schools and in our homes. He is the author of two best-selling books and his touring exhibition, THE ART OF THE BRICK, is rated by CNN as one of the world's "Must See Exhibitions."
Nathan Sawaya’s artwork has grabbed the attention of art critics and pop culture novices alike. Shown in major art institutions throughout the world, his artwork is held in both prominent, private and public collections. Previously a NYC corporate lawyer, Sawaya’s contemporary pieces are both beautiful and playful as he meticulously and thoroughly designs and places each brick to transform the pieces into works of art. His devotion to scale and color perfection while incorporating the way he conceptualizes the action of the subject matter, enables him to elevate the world’s most popular toy to the status of fine art. Rated by CNN as one of the world’s “Must See Exhibitions,” his global touring exhibition, THE ART OF THE BRICK continues to inspire creativity as well as break attendance records globally.
The Art in Action Art Visionary Award is given annually to a person or organization that exemplifies, supports, and promotes the important role that art and artists play in society and our everyday lives.