The Griffin Gallery in London have today confirmed the shortlist for this year’s Griffin Art Prize, with the winner being announced 23rd November.
Now in its fifth year, the Griffin Art Prize have confirmed the shortlist for this year’s awards and the artists who will be displayed in the exhibition, running at the Griffin Gallery from the 24th November until the 23rd December.
The award aims to celebrate the work of emerging contemporary artists, particularly focusing on work created in painting and drawing. To come up with the shortlist, the prize selects applicants ho have graduated from recognised art schools with a BA or MA within the last seven years.
Those who have been shortlisted for this year’s prize are: Pallas Citroen, Uesing Lee, Cynthia Cruz, Olivia Kemp, Ana Milenkovic and Emma Papworth.
The winner, announced on the 23rd November, will win a three-month studio residency at Griffin Gallery as well as receive a supply of artist materials from Winsor &Newton.
This year’s shortlist was selected by Rebecca Lewin, Curator at Serpentine Galleries; Jenny Lindén Urnes, owner and Chairman of Lindéngruppen, Becca Pelly-Fry, Head Curator for ColArt International and Director of Griffin Gallery, and British artist Vicky Wright, who was selected as one of JJ Charlesworth’s “FutureGreats” for 2015.
Last year’s winner, Zsofia Schweger, was also selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016, won the Jealous Art Prize, exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Show 2016, and has recently opened her first solo exhibition at Griffin Gallery following a six month residency at the Gallery.
The artists shortlisted for the prize will have their work on display as part of the Griffin Art Prize from the 24th November until the 23rd December. For more information visit: https://griffingallery.co.uk/exhibitions/griffin-art-prize-2016.