Jeffrey Augustine Songco X ArtPrize

The ArtPrize Swiggle logo represents the excitement and energy of ArtPrize—the infinite possibility of creating new experiences when artists, venues and curators work together.

As our friends at Conduit Studio developed the ArtPrize 10 design and elements, the blue fuzzy Swiggle became our team's favorite feature.

We dreamed of bringing its lighthearted whismical fuzziness to life, and Jeffrey Augustine Songco made our dream a reality with these one-of-a-kind pillows.

About the Artist

Jeffrey Augustine Songco (b. 1983) is a multi-media artist. Born and raised in New Jersey to devout Catholic Filipino immigrants, his artistic identity developed at a young age with training in classical ballet, voice, and musical theater. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. His artwork has been exhibited throughout the USA including the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids. In 2017, he was featured in the publication Queering Contemporary Asian American Art, and he was the Installation Category Juried Award winner at ArtPrize Nine. His writings have appeared in Art21 BlogBad at SportsThe Huffington Post, and Hyperallergic. After living in Pittsburgh, Bushwick, and San Francisco, he currently lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan and would like to be the US representative to the 2023 Venice Biennale.