Suzan Frecon is the recipient of the 2016 Artist's Legacy Foundation Artist Award. The honor recognizes her subtle, meticulous compositions and attention to the physical qualities of her works, which are created with pigments she grinds by hand. Discussing this aspect of her practice, Frecon has said: "I need to mix the colors myself; I need to know how the colors feel—I need to be in touch with everything I do."
2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the award, which was celebrated with a video documentary on Frecon and past honorees. For the award, painters and sculptors are anonymously selected by a group of distinguished nominators and jurors with expertise in their fields.