Jutta Cuny-Franz Award

Every two years, the Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award is granted to artists who make significant use of glass in their work.

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Jutta Cuny-Franz Award 2021

Open Call for Entries

Online applications will be accepted from 1 August to 11 October 2020. Please submit your application online via the link that will be provided on this website. Only complete applications will be accepted. The winners are selected by a jury, and there is no possibility of legal recourse. The awards will be presented in the spring of 2021.

Jutta Cuny-Franz Award 2021

Information

The Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation supports artists who show outstanding talent and make significant use of glass in their work. The foundation’s main instrument is the award of prizes every two years. The Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award is endowed with 10,000 Euro. Additionally, two talent prizes are awarded, each with an endowment of 1,500 Euro. The award winners should not be older than 40 years. Their works will be published in the journal “New Glass”.

Jury
Christoph Brockhaus, former director, Lehmbruck Museum
Mischa Kuball, artist and professor, Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk, head, Glasmuseum Hentrich
Helmut Ricke, former head, Glasmuseum Hentrich
Elisabeth Scheuba, attorney at law
Ulli Seegers, professor, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Contact
Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation
Kunstpalast
Ehrenhof 4–5
40479 Düsseldorf
Germany
cuny@kunstpalast.de

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The sculptor Jutta Cuny in her workshop | about 1982, photo: Enrico Cattaneo, Milan

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The sculptor Jutta Cuny in her workshop | about 1982, photo: Enrico Cattaneo, Milan

History

The Jutta Cuny-Franz Memorial Award was founded by Ruth-Maria Franz (1910–2008) to keep the memory of her daughter and artist Jutta Cuny (1940–1983).

Jutta Cuny was one of the most distinguished protagonists of European glass sculpture from the mid-1970s to her early tragic, accidental death. Shaped by sand-blasting from solid glass blocks, her sculptures opened new paths into glass art. Her cubic, polished blocks gained shape through their complex, matted interior. Jutta Cuny found transparent glass to be her favoured material, which she contrasted with others, such as bronze, or porcelain.

Through a number of generous gifts and the bequest of Ruth-Maria Franz, the Glasmuseum Hentrich today owns the artistic legacy of Jutta Cuny, including five major and a number of smaller works of art. It is thus the largest collection of her work in a public institution.

Ruth-Maria Franz established the Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation in Vienna in 1984. By her request, the seat of the foundation was transferred in 1994 to the city of Dusseldorf. The foundation’s tasks are being managed by the Glasmuseum Hentrich, Kunstpalast.

History

Jutta Cuny | September 1982, photo: Ruth-Maria Franz

Award Winners, 1987–2019
 
2019

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Evelina Rajca, Poland/Germany

TALENT AWARDS
Sun Ju Lee, Korea
Ayako Tani, Japan

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Matthew Everett, USA
Michie Kagajo, Japan
Haruna Ohki, Japan
Sharon Scheyer, Israel
Chong Zhang, China

 

2017

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Anjali Srinivasan, India

TALENT AWARDS
Thomas Kuhn, Germany
Madisyn Zabel, Australia

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Ruifeng Guo, China
Anne Vibeke Mou, Denmark
Antje Plath, Germany
Elina Salonen, Finland
Leo Tecosky, USA

 

2015

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Rui Sasaki, Japan

TALENT AWARDS
Maria Bang Espersen, Denmark
Anne Weber, Germany

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Marion Delarue, France
Abram Deslauriers, USA
Alex Lebus, Germany
Seaum Shim, Korea
Zac Weinberg, USA

 

2013

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Alexandra Mureşan, Romania

TALENT AWARDS
Eunsuh Choi, Korea
Maria Koshenkova, Russia

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Marie-Anne Baccichet, France
Jeffrey Sarmiento, USA

 

2011

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Julius Weiland, Germany

TALENT AWARDS
Shige Fujishiro, Japan
Tara Woudenberg, Netherlands

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Andrea Flemming, Germany
Lisa Anne Bate, Great Britain
Pernille Braun, Denmark
Anne Petters, Germany
Phil Vickery, Great Britain

 

2009

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
C. Matthew Szösz, USA

TALENT AWARDS
Woo Ruby, China
Kristiina Uslar, Estonia

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Helen Acosta Iglesias, Spain
Teresa Almeida, Portugal
Anna Lena Grau, Germany
Maki Imoto, Japan
Romana Schmalisch, Germany
Ieva Strazdina, Latvia

 

2007

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Karen LaMonte, USA

TALENT AWARDS
Kazue Taguchi, Japan
Julius Weiland, Germany

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Stephanie Carlton-Smith, Great Britain
Hilary Crawford, Australia
Daniela Schönbächler, Switzerland
Gaea Todd, Great Britain
Kristiina Uslar, Estonia

 

2005

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Anna Viktoria Norberg, Sweden

TALENT AWARDS
Marta Klonowska, Poland 
Wilken Skurk, Germany

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Dafna Kaffeman, Israel
Marc Lepilleur, France
Anneliese Sojer, Austria
Yashiko Tsuchida, Japan
Andreas Wolff, Germany

 

2003

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Christiane Budig, Germany

TALENT AWARDS
Philippa Beveridge, Great Britain
Asya Reznikov, USA

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Simone Fezer, Germany
Frida Fjellman, Sweden
Danuta Karsten, Poland 
Simona Pries, Germany
Wilken Skurk, Germany

 

2001

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Christoph Stark, Germany

TALENT AWARDS
Nicole Chesney, Australia 
Anders Christian Myhraas, Norway

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Hartmann Greb, Germany
Claudia Heinzler, Germany
Alain-Jacques Levrier-Mussat, France 
Andrea Morucchio, Italy
Christine Sabel, Germany

 

1999

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Marta Gibiete, Latvia

TALENT AWARDS
Yeun-kyung Kim, Korea and France 
Steffen Orlowski, Germany

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Sabine Müller-Funk, Germany
Daniela Schönbächler, Switzerland
Æsa Björk Thorsteinsdottir, Island
Myeong-Sook Yun, Korea

 

1997

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Claudia von Funcke, Germany

TALENT AWARDS
Lene Bødker, Denmark
Pilar Aldana-Mendez, Colombia and Spain

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Monika Ihl, Germany
Anna Victoria Norberg, Great Britain
Tiina Sarapu, Estonia
Fabian Schmid-Heinisch, Germany
Elizabeth Swinburne, Great Britain
Elke Werchan, Germany

 

1995

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Isabel Almeida, Portugal and Belgium

TALENT AWARDS
Anna Skibska, Poland
Anja Isphording, Germany

HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Lene Bødker, Denmark
Michael Kienzer, Austria
Anne-Sophie Lidgren, Sweden
Natassa Pagadogamvraki, Greece
Sally Rogers, USA

 

1993

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Wanda Bianchino, Italy

TALENT AWARDS
Elizabeth Swinburne, Great Britain
Adriana Popescu, Romania

 

1991

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Sabine Müller-Funk, Germany and Austria

 

1989

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Kristin Rapp-Thomas, Sweden

 

1987

JUTTA CUNY-FRANZ MEMORIAL AWARD
Maria Lugossy, Hungary