Anwar Floyd Pruitt, Lead Artist
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Anwar Floyd-Pruitt is an interdisciplinary artist who led our Club Express kids via Zoom throughout the pandemic, and will continue leading them as he fulfills his current position as a Madison Central Library Bubbler Artist Fellow. His practice spans abstract mixed media self-portraiture, community engaged art, mural painting, puppetry, and video. A recent graduate of UW-Madison (MFA ’20), Floyd-Pruitt also earned a BFA in sculpture from UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts in 2016 and a BA in psychology from Harvard University in 2000. He has been working with youth organizations in Madison and Milwaukee for nearly a decade, leading arts programming for diverse K-12 populations, including incarcerated youth, LGBTQ+ youth, and youth in transitional living facilities. Winner of the 2020 Russell and Paula Panczenko Prize, Anwar recently had his first solo exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art, titled "Supernova: Charlotte & Gene's Radical Imagination Station," a science fiction influenced show dedicated to his parents, exploring ideas of family, genetics, and time travel. This exhibition included artwork made by Madison area children.  Floyd-Pruitt's work is currently on view at Gallery Marzen in Madison and the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton. The Saint Kate Art Hotel in Milwaukee will host his next solo show this August.

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