WSJ. Magazine’s 2015 Innovator Awards

WSJ. Magazine hosted the fifth annual Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art sponsored by Cartier, Cadillac, NetJets and American Cancer Society. The event brought the Innovators issue to life, honoring change agents across the categories of art, brand, design, entertainment, fashion, literature and technology.

 

ART: RICHARD SERRA
presented and accepted by Glenn D. Lowry

For more than 50 years, the artist has pushed the boundaries with his majestic sculptures and abstract drawings that explore gravity, space and time. With a new gallery exhibition on the horizon, his latest work takes shape on an even more epic scale.

WSJ. MAGAZINE 2015 INNOVATOR AWARDS: SPONSOERED BY CARTIER, CADILLAC, NETJETS & AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Glenn D. Lowry
Photo Credit: Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino, Joe Schildhorn from BFA.com

 

BRAND: MARK PARKER
presented by Tom Sachs

Still as obsessed with shoe design as ever, the CEO of Nike oversees the global juggernaut – from product development to multimillion-dollar endorsement deals – with a simple goal in mind: Serve the athlete.

WSJ. MAGAZINE 2015 INNOVATOR AWARDS: SPONSORED BY CARTIER, CADILLAC, NETJETS & AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Tom Sachs, Mark Parker
Photo Credit: Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino, Joe Schildhorn from BFA.com

 

DESIGN: THOMAS HEATHERWICK
presented by Danny Boyle

With high-profile commissions from Google and Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg, the designer is enjoying a breakout moment – and applying his imaginative vision to projects of vast scope and ambition.

WSJ. MAGAZINE 2015 INNOVATOR AWARDS: SPONSORED BY CARTIER, CADILLAC, NETJETS & AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Thomas Heatherwick, Danny Boyle
Photo Credit: Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino, Joe Schildhorn from BFA.com

 

ENTERTAINMENT/FILM: ANGELINA JOLIE PITT
presented by Robert De Niro

The writer-director of the 2015 film By the Sea – in which she co-stars with husband Brad Pitt for the first time in a decade – is more than a Hollywood icon and humanitarian activist. She’s a model for the power of leading an examined life.

WSJ. MAGAZINE 2015 INNOVATOR AWARDS: SPONSORED BY CARTIER, CADILLAC, NETJETS & AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Brad Pitt
Photo Credit: Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino, Joe Schildhorn from BFA.com

 

FASHION: MIUCCIA PRADA
presented by Francesco Vezzoli

The legendary designer, still fully in control of her fashion empire, has amplified her legacy with the new Fondazione Prada, a cultural mini-village on the outskirts of Milan that embodies its namesake’s elusive creative spirit.

WSJ. MAGAZINE 2015 INNOVATOR AWARDS: SPONSORED BY CARTIER, CADILLAC, NETJETS & AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Francesco Vezzoli, Miuccia Prada
Photo Credit: Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino, Joe Schildhorn from BFA.com

 

LITERATURE: KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD
presented by Zadie Smith

The Norwegian novelist risked everything by writing My Struggle, his 3,600-page Proustian account of his life. Now several family members won’t speak to him, but his searing, confessional style has made him a global literary star.

WSJ. MAGAZINE 2015 INNOVATOR AWARDS: SPONSOERED BY CARTIER, CADILLAC, NETJETS & AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Zadie Smith
Photo Credit: Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino, Joe Schildhorn from BFA.com

 

TECHNOLOGY: STEWART BUTTERFIELD
presented by Jared Leto

After a year and a half of runaway user growth, Slack is posed to change the way we work – all because of the co-founder and CEO’s faith in the power of play.

WSJ. MAGAZINE 2015 INNOVATOR AWARDS: SPONSORED BY CARTIER, CADILLAC, NETJETS & AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Jared Leto, Stewart Butterfield
Photo Credit: Matteo Prandoni, Will Ragozzino, Joe Schildhorn from BFA.com