NEWS: Shortlist for the Griffin Art Prize Announced

The Griffin Gallery has announced the 10 shortlisted artists for this year’s Griffin Art Prize, the winner of which will be announced on the 1st November. 

Chung Sooyoung - Fly in tropical, acrylic on linen, 2017, 130x180cm
Fly in Tropical (c) Chung Sooyoung. 

Since launching in 2011, the Griffin Art Prize celebrates the work of the best emerging contemporary artists working in painting and drawing.

Out of the 350 entries received, ten artists have made this sixth edition of the award with their work going on display in the special exhibition  running at the Griffin Gallery from the 2nd November.

This year’s shortlisted artists are: Cristina Banban, Sooyoung Chung,Oli Epp, Jade Fadojutimi,Jonathan Kelly, Anna Liber Lewis, Jinyong Park, Noor Qayyum,Maia Regis and Rania Schoretsaniti.

The winner of the Griffin Art prize will be awarded £10,000 which is comprised of: £2000 for studio rent £3000 of materials from Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris, cash stipend of £5000, an exhibition showcase at the Griffin Art Prize exhibition in November 2018 and  professional support programme including mentoring from an arts professional. 

This year’s winner will be announced in a special viewing of the exhibition on the 1st November and will be picked by the panel of judges including: artist Ansel Krut, Lindéngruppen owner and chairman, Jenny Lindén Urnes, Griffin Gallery head curator Becca Pelly-Fry, and Elephantmagazine editor Robert Shore.

The Griffin Art Prize exhibition will be on display at the Griffin Gallery from the 2nd November until the 15th December. For more information visit:

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