Pryor Callaway

New York, NY, Industrial Designer/Artist

New York City-based artist and designer Pryor Callaway was born in Mississippi and began exercising her creative powers at an early age. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and went on to earn a Masters in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Working in architecture and furniture design for more than 12 years, she has also continued to pursue her artistic leanings—being awarded a number of exhibition opportunities that have resulted in fine art installations from digital compositions to large-scale sculpture.

Callaway has been published in INTERNI, Interior Design and New York magazine, among others, and her work has been featured in such lauded venues as Art Basel Miami Beach and the Boffo Showhouse. An experimental visual/sound piece she created appeared in New York City’s famed Times Square during the curated event Art Takes Times Square. And a nod to southern author Eudora Welty was included in the IFDA Take a Seat auction in Soho in the spring of 2014, along with creations by Karim Rashid and Betsey Johnson.

Furniture commissions have taken Callaway into exploratory territory as well, and as a designer she had developed a fearlessness with avant-garde materials. Projects have been realized with surfaces coated in everything from fiberglass and resin to beading and feathers. No fascination is too daunting when it comes to covering new ground, an attitude that has served her well as she has created the foundation of her life’s work. We at Global Lighting are thrilled that Callaway agreed to be one of our tastemakers. She chose Secto’s Octo 4240 as her pick of our products.

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