The 2015 Irwin Scholars are:
Maria Montes Tapia
IRWIN 2015: Origins & Perceptions
Our exhibition is an invitation for dialogue.
We recall our origins.
We invite the audience to ritual spaces.
We question the notions of luxury and wealth.
We reveal what authorities hide and what powers instill fear.
We confront the binaries limiting our experiences.
We interrogate the logistics of urbanization.
We create awareness and dialogue alongside ecology.
We notice the improprieties of societal labor.
About the Irwin Scholarship
The William Hyde and Susan Benteen Irwin Scholarship Fund was established in 1986, with a modest donation by Sue Irwin, and now generates 12 annual merit scholarships to further the education of selected UC Santa Cruz students for proven excellence in the arts. The scholars are nominated by the art department faculty to submit a portfolio of work and then are selected by an all faculty vote.