Griffin Art Prize 2016


The Griffin Art Prize 2016

is an exhibition and residency award in painting and drawing supported by the world’s leading fine art brands; Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris.


Designed to have a meaningful impact on the career of one emerging artist, the prize offers one outstanding candidate a three month residency in the Studio Building, 21, Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ. A large, (32 m2) well-lit studio, materials of choice, a mentoring programme and accommodation are provided for the winning artist to develop new work over a three month period February to April 2017.

The three stages of the Griffin Art Prize are incremental platforms for professional exposure. To make the long list is a considerable achievement; the short-list exhibition is a popular and well attended event that attracts collectors, critics, art world professionals and the general public. The residency itself is a unique opportunity to explore materials and develop new work.

The judges will select twelve artists selected for the long list of Griffin Art Prize 2016 will have their work showcased on this website. An exhibition of 6 short-listed artists will be held at Griffin Gallery in November. The winner of Griffin Art Prize 2016 will be selected by the judges from the shortlist exhibition and announced at the private view in Griffin Gallery, 23 November 2016.

The judges will be looking for innovation in painting and drawing and for the applicants’ potential to benefit from the residency. The Griffin Art Prize judges for 2016 are Serpentine Galleries exhibitions curator Rebecca Lewin, Lindéngruppen owner and chairman, Jenny Lindén Urnes, Griffin Gallery chief curator Becca Pelly-Fry, and artist Vicki Wright.

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