This year is a huge milestone for Wizards of the Coast as it marks Magic: The Gathering's 25th anniversary! Whether you discovered veteran game designer Richard Garfield's masterpiece early in life, or came to it recently, many of us have developed visceral memories and heartwarming experiences centered around the game. And this summer, Light Grey Art Lab along with 100+ artists, pays tribute to the creatives, epic creatures, powerful artifacts, mystical enchantments, and wanders that course the history of Magic: The Gathering and fantasy games.
MAGIC: THE GATHERING 25th Year Anniversary Exhibition
It is no surprise that Magic: The Gathering has become one of the most enjoyed tabletop games on the market and features one of the most beloved fantasy worlds of all time. This tribute exhibition celebrates the worlds, visceral memories of playing the game, and encounters created via the captivating world within the cards visualized through the work of 50+ international creatives.
Paintings, illustrations, framed digital works, and inspired pieces pay homage to some of Magic: The Gathering’s unique lands, worlds, monsters, characters and the act of playing the game. This exhibition is not just about the visuals, experiences and friendships that have emerged from the game, but references some of the original contributors, content, and artists that made the game what it is today.
THE ULTIMATE FANTASY: Building worlds and making games can be fun, but it's no joke. Game artists pour endless time, creativity, blood, sweat, and tears into the worlds they create to facilitate exciting adventures, engaging design, and memorable experiences! And Light Grey Art Lab wants to give these worldbuilding professionals a moment to stand in the spotlight for The Ultimate Fantasy Exhibition.
Magic: the Gathering Tribute Show: Jeff Menges, Andrew Olson, Michael Meier, Paige Carpenter, Stephen Wood, Jake Skalish, JB Casacop, Evan Montiero, Christopher Hegland, Piya Wannachaiwong, Robert Young, Diana Van Damme, Carisa Swenson, Jeremy Carver, Victoria Balbes, Alex Stone, Angela Rizza, Travis Purvis, Andrew Soman, Felipe Goana, Ellen Schofield, Charlotte Vanawalker, Christopher Schons, Jai Kamat, Chelsea Harper, Colin Foran, Dylan Briones, Mary Jane Pajaron, Sheena Kilmoski, Danielle Story, Nick Lasovich, Allen Geneta, Robson Michel, Lucas Durham, Laura Galli, Lorenzo Massaro, Pablo Rivera, A. Lundell, Inka Schulz, Christopher Hanson, Jacob Walker, Cody Larson, Brian Gillman, Joshua Zentner, John Bivens, Sarah Husken, George Outhwaite, Mike Janowski, Darell Lysuis-Dicette, Grace Kim, Calvin A. Nadia Rausa, Rio Burton, Jonathan Hill, William Zolla, and Diego Gisbert Llorens.
The Ultimate Fantasy: Stephanie Cost, Andrew Olson, Kristina Carroll, Christina Rycz, Jeff Menges, Stephen Wood, Brett J. Inkenberry-Humphrey, Jarlen Tam, Reiko Murakami, Rob Dunsmuir, Sarah Lindstrom, Corinne Reid, Kat Lyons, Sarah Morris, Michele Giorgi, Marisa Erven, Chris Norden, Amanda Kiefer, Breana Melvin, Rory Carson, Shafer Brown, Cleonique Hilsaca, Joe Casanova, Hunaid Taj, Emerson Rabbitt, Thad Stalmack II, Tashi Reeve, Karina Rehrbehn, Natalia Pierandrei, Olivia Peccini, Grace P. Fong, Preston Stone, Tom Kilian, Maggy Ivy, Steven Skorjanee, Sam White, Miko Maciaszek, Bianca Bautista, Michael Edward Smith, Christina Qi, Dani McCole, Deena So’Oteh, Anna Rogers, Katherine Souza, Jabari Weathers, Jenny Sun, Jacob Whitlow, Jimmy Ellerth, Jessica Bishop, and Janice Chu.