Now in its sixth year, the Griffin Art Prize has established itself as an indicator of some of the most exciting emerging contemporary artists in painting and drawing. Alongside the Catlin Art Prize and Bloomberg New Contemporaries, it aims to discover the stars of tomorrow and in the process to highlight the extraordinary calibre of emerging artistic talent in the UK. The Prize launches the careers of the next generation of artists who may not otherwise have the means to do so, by providing the time and funding necessary to pursue their artistic ambition.
Today, Griffin Gallery has revealed the 10 artists shortlisted for the Griffin Art Prize 2017. Out of 350 entries, the finalists will take place in a special exhibition from 2 November until 15 December, and the winner of the £10,000 prize will be announced at a special private view on 1 November 2017 at the Gallery.
The shortlist includes Christina Banban, Sooyoung Chung, Oli Epp, Jade Fadojutimi, Jonathan Kelly, Anna Liber Lewis, Jinyoung Park, Noor Qayyum, Maia Regis and Rania Schoretsaniti.
The judges of the Griffin Art Prize 2017 are artist Ansel Krut, Lindéngruppen owner and chairman, Jenny Lindén Urnes, Griffin Gallery head curator Becca Pelly-Fry, and Elephant magazine editor Robert Shore.
Preview winners include Ana Milenkovic, Zsofia Schweger, Chudamani Clowes, Luke George and Elizabeth Rose, and Alzbeta Jaresova. To find out more, visit griffingallery.co.uk.
All images courtesy of Griffin Gallery and the artists | Main image: Cristina Banban, The Barrio Jumble, 2016