During the 2011–2012 school year, nine juniors and seniors from The Ellis School (Pittsburgh) were enrolled in a modern and contemporary art class called “Art Now.” For the culminating project we each chose one contemporary artist or piece of contemporary art that we would like to be included in the 2013 Carnegie International. We then each created a poster explaining our rationale. Our art history teacher, Sara Sturdevant, decided to send our completed posters to the curators of the show. They graciously received our projects and extended an invitation to meet with us in order to share insights into the curatorial process. We were delighted to hear that one of our fellow students predicted an artist who will be featured in the show!…but we are all still anxiously awaiting the final list to see who got it right! Below are our projects.
Laila Al-Soulaiman, Lucy Crelli, Shana Leshko, Marina Lorenzini, Tessa McArdie, Tova Perlman, and Aveeka Vats are students at The Ellis School, Pittsburgh’s only age 3–grade 12 independent school dedicated to the education of girls and young women.