DePaul University Newsline > Sections > DeBuzz > DePaul faculty member honored with Meier Achievement Award
By Rachel Wojnicki /
December 3, 2021 /
Posted in: DEBUZZ /
Zack Ostrowski, an associate professor in The Art School, is one of three artists honored with the 2021 Meier Achievement Award. The Helen Coburn Meier & Tim Meier Charitable Foundation for the Arts recognized Ostrowski, also known as Beverly Fresh, for his innovation, past achievements and community contributions. Ostrowski is a contemporary artist and musician from the rural Midwest. He examines cultural structures through a variety of media, including drawing, graphic design, installation, video, music, parody and performance.
The 2021 Meier Achievement Award recognizes past work of mid-career arts professionals with checks for $40,000. Since its inception, the foundation has presented 53 Chicago-area artists with awards. There are no applications, no project to submit and no outcome measurements. This follows Tim Meier's directive, "No strings." Other 2021 awardees include poet Morgan Frank and fabric artist Sam Jaffee. Read more about Beverly Fresh's works in Newsline and in Newsroom.
Visit the Meier Foundation's website for more information about the award.