All in Drawing

Hopper Prize: Great Opportunity for Artist Grants

The Hopper Prize is a granting agency, digital arts platform, and contemporary arts journal that supports individual artists around the world with grants in the amount of $1,000.00.  Twice per year, during Spring and Fall, The Hopper Prize accepts submissions from artists globally, working in any and all media. During each grant cycle, 5 artists are awarded unrestricted grants. The Hopper Prize welcomes submissions from artists residing internationally, with no restrictions on media, genre, or subject matter. 

Mayuko Ono Gray

My works evolve around my strong interest in the existence of physical body, which I contemplate through art making integrating both Eastern and Western aesthetics and techniques. The works consist of Japanese writings intertwined into one strand, which is a metaphor for life. Working in graphite, I intuitively draw the Japanese calligraphy- stretching, weaving, and changing it- until the composition demands the meticulous solidification of mass, light, and shadow.