The Radiance Awards are a celebration of individuals from the RMCAD community whose achievements have made an impact in the art and design world.
The inaugural Radiance Awards ceremony took place on May 9 at 6 p.m. in Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD’s campus. The event included the opening of the Radiance Award Gallery, which features works by the honorees.
Jenny Morgan is a contemporary artist and painter currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Morgan’s work has received critical attention in numerous publications including articles in Whitewall, Hi-Fructose, The Village Voice, The Denver Post, and the cover feature of Juxtapoz in May 2015.
Morgan celebrated her first solo museum exhibition “Skin Deep” with The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in 2017. Her 2013 solo exhibition “How To Find A Ghost” was named one of the top 100 fall shows worldwide by Modern Painters in 2013. She has realized several portraiture commissions for publications including The New York Times Magazine and New York Magazine.
Morgan has had solo exhibitions in London, New York, Colorado, Utah, Indiana, New Mexico, and has been in numerous group exhibitions including at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., the 92Y Tribeca in New York City, and Postmasters Gallery in Rome. Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Purdue University Art Gallery, the University of Maryland Stamp Student Union Art Collection, New Mexico State University, and Flint Institute of Arts, as well as major private collections throughout the world.
We visited Jenny’s studio in 2014 to talk to her about her work and her experience at RMCAD. You can watch the full interview on YouTube.
As Principal Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist for Adobe, Paul Trani is passionate about empowering designers to create compelling content using their creativity and new technology, whether it’s traditional graphic design and branding, creating cutting-edge web content, or intuitive mobile experiences.
With over twenty years of experience Paul has become an award-winning designer, passionate public speaker, and prolific trainer. He has earned top author status on Lynda.com and has created a steady stream of content for Adobe during his time with the company. With over 40 countries and countless presentations under his belt he has become a sought after public speaker in the creative world.
The RMCAD Radiance Award celebrates and recognizes accomplished RMCAD alumni that have made significant contributions to the creative industry. These inspirational honorees exemplify professional excellence in their field and a commitment to RMCAD’s philosophy of lifelong learning in the arts.
Honorees will receive an award of $1,000, an addition to the Radiance Award Gallery, full coverage of transportation and accommodation costs to attend award ceremony events in Denver, and a seat on the selection committee for future awards.
The RMCAD Legacy Award recognizes individuals of distinction who’s life and work embodies the RMCAD philosophy of lifelong learning in the arts and who make meaningful contributions to the campus, community, and creative industries. This award is selected by the nomination committee. Recipients are awarded annually at the Radiance Awards ceremony.