Liz West, Shifting Luminosity, 2014

Daniel Rich, Amazon Books, 2013

Ellie Davies, Stars, 2014

Marcus Lyon, Rambert III, Four Elements, 2015

Rachel Harding, Blurred Vision, 2015

Valentina Wecerka, The Long Way, 2015

Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Estate, 2015

The Aesthetica Art Prize

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.

The award attracts thousands of entries in a range of innovative media from locations as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Previous finalists include John Keane, former official British war artist, currently represented by Flowers Gallery in London; Julia Vogl, shortlisted for Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4′s New Sensations; Ingrid Hu, former designer at the Lubetkin-winning Heatherwick Studio; Marcus Jansen, a leading modern expressionist; and Bernat Millet, shortlisted for National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

Longlisted and shortlisted artists have gone on to achieve success around the globe, including Jason deCaires Taylor, creator of the first underwater sculpture park in Grenada and recently the artist behind an environmental installation on the banks of the River Thames. Chilean-born photographer Carolina Redondo has since been selected for In Search of the Miraculous at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange and French photographer Noémie Goudal has had solo shows at FOAM in Amsterdam and The Photographers’ Gallery in London.


Prizes

There are two awards for entry: the Main Prize and the Student Prize

Main Prize

  • £5,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica and York Museums Trust
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

Student Prize

  • £1,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica and York Museums Trust
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • £150 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel


Categories

There are four categories for entry:


EXODUS IV - Hong Kon#231541

Photographic & Digital Art
Including but not limited to: photography, digitally manipulated work, neon work.

Image: Marcus Lyon –  EXODUS IV


Owen Waterhouse Mobius 100 (2014) Courtesy of the Artist and Aesthetica

Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture
Including but not limited to: stone, glass, metal and wood work; ceramics, textiles.

Image: Owen Waterhouse – Möbius 1.0


Saliha Houssaini - complete incomplete quadrilaterals 1, 44 x 44 cm, 300 DPI saliha

Painting & Drawing
Including but not limited to: painting, illustration, calligraphy, printmaking, collage.

Image: Saliha Elhoussaini – complete incomplete quadrilaterals 1


CMTAW-SCRN2

Video, Installation & Performance
Including but not limited to: video, installation, performance art.

Image: Matthew Parker – The Cloud Is More Than Air and Water



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