Jeremy Shaw wins the 2016 Sobey Art Award

Jeremy Shaw wins the 2016 Sobey Art Award 

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The jury for the 2016 Sobey Art Award chose Jeremy Shaw, representing the West Coast and Yukon region, as the winner of the 50,000 CAD top prize. He is the thirteenth Canadian contemporary artist under the age of 40 to win the annual award. The announcement was made during a gala event held last night at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. The Award was presented to Shaw by last year’s winner, Abbas Akhavan. The jury issued the following statement about Jeremy Shaw’s achievement:

“Jeremy Shaw’s work speaks to a fundamental longing for transcendence. He creates and reflects extraordinary experiences and shows us how art can translate what is challenging to articulate. We are pleased to announce Jeremy Shaw as the winner of the 2016 Sobey Art Award.”

Jeremy Shaw’s work is on display in the 2016 Sobey Art Award exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada until February 5, 2017 along with works from the other shortlisted artists for this year’s award. The four finalists, who each receive a 10,000 CAD prize from the Sobey Art Foundation are:

–Brenda Draney (Prairies and Northern Canada)
–Charles Stankievech (Ontario)
–Hajra Waheed (Québec)
–William Robinson (Atlantic)

 

About Jeremy Shaw
Jeremy Shaw works in a variety of media to explore altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that aspire to map transcendental experience.

About the Sobey Art Award

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