The Young Masters Art Prize 2012 will be curated by Russian-born Daria Khan. The judging panel includes art historian Godfrey Barker (Chair); Colin Wiggins, Special Projects Curator, National Gallery, London; Roy Bolton, art historian and Director of Sphinx Fine Art; Adam Dant, winner of the 2002 Jerwood Drawing Prize; the Belgian collector Alain Servais; Anke Adler-Slottke, Director, Christie’s International; and 2009 joint winners Ghost of a Dream.
The awards ceremony and main exhibition will take place at the end of November at Gallery 27, Cork Street; the exhibition will also be hosted at Sphinx Fine Art, Kensington.
The 2012 winner will receive £5,000 and, alongside the shortlisted artists, will have the opportunity to exhibit in special projects throughout 2013. The Artists’ Collecting Society is offering £500 for each of the two highly commended artists with advice to all the shortlisted artists on artists’ copyright and how to market their art. The three winning artists will also have the opportunity to hold some selected images at the Bridgeman Art Library.
This year’s shortlisted artists for 2012:
Charles Moxon, Mia Brownell, Georgia Dodson, Jeff Muhs, Karim Hamid, Ethan Pollock,
Christoph Steinmeyer, Brad Woodfin, Wieland Payer and Masaki Yada.
Sculpture / Ceramics
Christopher Coppers, Debbie Han, Nina Fowler, Beth Katleman, Claire Partington. Drawing: Adrian Sykes.
Karina Chechik, Lottie Davies, Fabiano Parisi, Sandy Volz and Derrick Santini.
Installation / Mixed Media
Su Ran Sichling, Kiril Ass & Anna Ratafieva, Naia del Castillo, Jane Hoodless.