And the Winners Are…

Every year, the art world hands out various awards to a select number of artists. Here are the winners of two of Canada’s biggest art prizes. Congrats to them both.

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ABOVE: Andrew Shaw, Variations FQ, 2013, 16mm film with original soundtrack, dimensions variable, 11:02 minutes, film still

SOBEY ART AWARD

Arguably Canada’s most prestigious art prize, it is presented annually to an artist under 40.

2016 winner:  Jeremy Shaw

Based in Berlin and Vancouver, Jeremy Shaw works primarily in video and photography.

ABOVE: Brian Hunter, Two empty trays mounted vertically, 2015, oil on wood, 36 x 48 inches

RBC CANADIAN PAINTING COMPETITION

An annual competition for emerging artists. One winner is chosen from a shortlist of 15 finalists.

2016 winner: Brian Hunter

Born in Winnipeg, and trained at Concordia University, Brian Hunter works in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and video.

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