AXA ART PRIZE announces shortlist of 2022 exhibitions – InsuranceNewsNet

40 student artists chosen from over 500 submissions nationwide

The first prize winner will be selected in November by VIP artists

In-person exhibition to see in New York this autumn

NEW YORK, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AXA XL is pleased to announce the 40 student artists who have been shortlisted for the fifth edition of the AXA Art Prize exhibition. Shortlisted works will be presented in November at an in-person exhibition at New York Academy of Fine Arts in Tribeca and will also be part of a virtual exhibit at

The 2022 finalists

Over 500 submissions were received from a record number of 143 different schools, both undergraduate and graduate programs. Applications were first reviewed by regional jurors from the Strategic Advisory Board of 30 major schools and art programs in the WE including the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pratt Institute and California College of the Arts. The final 40 works in the exhibition, which include paintings, drawings and prints, were chosen by an exhibition jury made up of Ian Alteveercurator of modern and contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ruth Ericsonconservative Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Louise Nerisenior manager at Gagosian Galleryand Stephanie Sparling Williams, Curator of American Art at Brooklyn Museum.

The shortlisted artists are enrolled in 22 different schools and come from fourteen different states. Seven schools have several pre-selected artists: Pratt Institute and the University of Iowa both have two finalists, California State University of Long Beach, College of Maryland Institute of Art, the School of the Art Institute of Chicagoand the School of Visual Arts have three each, and the New York Academy of Fine Arts generated nine finalists. An artist who was on the 2021 shortlist was accepted again in 2022.

The price

The AXA Art Prize, launched in 2017, has established itself as one of the main student art competitions in the WE The Prize is open to figurative paintings, drawings and prints made by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in courses in the WE The first prize is $10,000 and the second prize is $5,000; winners will be chosen by renowned artists Arcmanoro Niles, Nicholas Partyand Robin F. Williams next to Jennifer Schipf, Global Chief Underwriting Officer – Fine Art & Specie at AXA XL. Previous juries were made up of Nicole Eisenman, Eric Fischl and Amy Sherald (2018); Sanford’s Greatest, Does cotton, John Currin and Tschabalala Self (2019); Julia Chiang, Erik Parker, Laurie Simmons and Salman Toor (2020); and Rachel Feinstein, Elizabeth Peyton, Calida Garcia Rawles, and Peter Saul (2021).

The Prix AXA d’Art has forged a reputation for discovering major new artists. The 2021 award winner Audrey Rodriguezstudent at the New York Academy of Arts winning piece Los Vendedores de Churros y Mangos de la Estación Atlantic-Barclays was selected as the first prize winner by the jurors Bo Bartlett, Rachel Feinstein, Elizabeth Peyton, Calida Garcia Rawles and Peter Saul. The second prize was awarded to Mason Assata of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for his works Rattus.

Commenting Jennifer SchipfDirector of Underwriting, Fine Arts and Cash for AXA XL said, “It is truly exciting to witness the growth and trajectory of past award winners and even more exciting to think about what this year’s finalists will become. This competition has proven, for five consecutive years, to be an outstanding launch platform for young and emerging artists.”

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Founded in 1982 by artists, scholars and patrons, including Andy Warholthe New York Academy of Fine Arts is a non-profit educational and cultural institution that combines intensive technical training in drawing, painting and sculpture with active critical discourse. Academy students learn traditional methods and techniques and are encouraged to use these skills to create vital contemporary art. Through major exhibitions, a lively speaker series, and an ambitious educational program, the Academy serves as a creative and intellectual hub for all highly skilled and conceptually conscious artists dedicated to representational and figurative art.

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