Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles Receives 2015 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing

The Clark Art Institute has selected poet and writer Eileen Myles as the recipient of the 2015 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing. The prize comes with a $25,000 honorarium and an award designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando.

“Through her work, Eileen Myles has inspired new ideas and discourse on modern society, connecting literature and other artistic practices in fresh and provocative ways. Her selection as the recipient of this year’s Clark Prize recognizes her authentic voice, her pioneering work, and her unbridled curiosity and creativity,” said Francis Oakley, interim director of the Clark.

Myles’s writings include The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art; Not Me; Inferno; and Snowflake/Different Streets. Her essay “Street Retreat” was part of the Semiotext(e) installation at the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and her essay “Twice” appears in the catalogue of the 2014 Liverpool Biennial. As an art writer, she has written about Shannon Ebner and Marilyn Minter for ICA Miami and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, respectively

Linda Nochlin, Peter Schjeldahl, and Hal Foster are some of the previous winners of the prize.