The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts was established in 1996 through an endowment from Harold and Arlene Schnitzer of Portland, Oregon. Schnitzer, a real estate investor, graduated from MIT in 1944 with a degree in metallurgy. The prizes are awarded to MIT students, both undergraduate and graduate, for excellence in a body of artistic work.
Work by the winners of the 2017 Schnitzer Prizes will be exhibited at the Wiesner Student Art Gallery starting in May, and will remain in the gallery through July 2017.
1st Prize: ANI LIU, Master's, Media Arts and Sciences, ’17
2nd Prize: ANGEL CHIA LING CHEN, Master's, ACT, ’17
3rd Prize: JESSICA SARAH RINLAND
Honorary Mention: Edwina Portocarrero, PhD, Media Arts and Sciences ’17
Honorary Mention: ANNE MARIE GRAZIANO, Master's, Architecture, ’19