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Matt Freedman wins Perkins Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award

Matt Freedman, lecturer in fine arts and visual studies, is a sculptor, graphic artist, performer, writer and curator with a background in cartooning and anthropology. His current work explores the consequences when DIY versions of modern spectacles revive half-remembered cultural myths. This spring Mr. Freedman taught Critical Issues in Art: Praxis & Poiesis for Fine Arts. “He’s helpful to all of us across the board no matter what we’re using materially or our subject matter,” one student said, in nominating Mr. Freedman. “He pushes his students to think in non-conventional ways and has absolutely made me a better student and artist since being at Penn.”