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