The 30th Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Results, 2015
The following are the results based on the average scores provided by the jurors of the 2015 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition after reviewing the submitted artwork.
Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art of Tokyo
Yuko Hasegawa is Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and Professor of the Department of Art Science, Tama Art University in Tokyo. She is a member of the Asian Art Council at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), and her recent projects include BUNNY SMASH – design to touch the world (2013) at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Trans-Cool Tokyo (2010-11) at Singapore Art Museum, and Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint (2005) at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. She is a curator for the upcoming exhibition New Sensorium in Infosphere: Exit from Failure of Modernism to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2016. Hasegawa has also been involved in curating several international biennials, including the São Paulo Biennial (2010) and the Venice Biennale (2003).
Ginevra Bria is an art historian and an independent curator. Her experience and influence are international, and in the past ten years she has worked and collaborated with the likes of New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brazil’s Centro Cultural Banco, the Museo del Novecento in Milan and many more. She currently holds a curatorial position at Isisuf – the International Institute on Futurism Studies. She also works with emerging and mid-career artists to develop public space projects in Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
Ave Pildas is a successful photographer and educator who has been working in the art world for 40 years. His own work has been featured in many prestigious publications, both American and international, including the New York Times and ‘ZOOM’ and has been displayed in solo shows all over the world, from Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, to Photographers Gallery, London, to Gallerie 38, Zurich, as well as many others. He loves to inspire new talent, and works to guide and polish the creations of aspiring young artists. He is a Professor Emeritus at Otis College of Design.
Fine Art Appraiser
Susan Whitney is the Vice-Chair of Creative Saskatchewan, founding president of Saskatchewan Professional Art Galleries Association, past president and honorary life member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada and has been a member of many other local and national arts and cultural organizations including the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board. She founded the Susan Whitney Gallery in 1979, a vibrant and nationally acclaimed commercial gallery in Regina which has represented many important and notable artists throughout its 26 year history. Since 2005 Susan’s professional focus has been devoted to fine art appraisals.
Sebastien Pronovost was born in Canada but discovered his passion for art and the art world in Paris, where he started to work at a prominent gallery on the Rue de Seine. Moving to New York City some years later, he began working at the Bertrand Delacroix Gallery/Axelle Fine Arts and is now the Director of Axelle Fine Arts Galerie, in SoHo.
With over 38 years experience in the art world, David Benrimon has the distinct advantage of understanding the art world from many different angles. David Benrimon started with framing and curating when he founded Skyframe in 1977 and Central Art Framing in the 1980’s to serve Manhattan’s growing artistic community. Both companies served as a haven for helping dealers such as Leo Castelli and artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol realize their vision through framing. As the art community in SoHo grew, David acquired important works from artists and galleries that would later become part of art history. In 1994 he founded David Benrimon Fine Art LLC to advise collectors and investors on the dynamic world of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary fine art. David maintains long-established relationships with a select group of dedicated collectors, investors and corporations worldwide, including individuals from Forbes World’s Billionaires. David Benrimon Fine Art buys, sells and invests in important artworks and also curates at least 6 exhibitions per calendar year from its location in the Crown Building at 730 Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Takao Tsutsumi is president of Sezon Museum of Modern Art in Japan. Previously the president of the Japon-Europe pour les Echanges Culturels (AJEEC) non-profit organization and the Association Japon-Europe pour les Echanges Culturels (AJEEC), in 2005, he sponsored a private exhibition of Hanako Miwa, Love Lotus, in Paris, Tokyo and Hagi, Japan. In 2008 he organized Vivre: Akane Teshigahara + Pierre Gilles in Tokyo. In 2009, he arranged the show Mai Takaaki Umezu in Paris. He has been a juror for many competitions including the Tokyo Photo Contest.
Selected to participate in the competition exhibition and for gallery representation:
Madiha Abdo, Javier De Cea, Maria Martha Pichel.
Selected to participate in the Competition Exhibition:
Bernd Sannwald-Schwenk, Hideo Tanaka, Walter Bruszewski, Jason Morgan, Jose Sanchez Vasquez, Patti Fontaine, Ines Menacho, Darren Nisbett, Dafna Rehavia Hanauer, Raul Fombona Bustos, Julija Levkova, Charlotte Brisland, Barbara Tosatto, Sue Howard, Xinyu Zhang, Yvon Buchmann, Nancy Ridenour, Akira Otsubo, Kelly Rae, Bill Vollers, Arturo Samaniego, Candace Primack, Dale M Reid, Katarzyna Tomaszewska, Ev Pommer, Masateru Hagiwara, Espinosa Miguel, Karleena Mitchell, Juan José Jiménez Molina, Shaun Williams
Entitled to receive cash prizes of $1000 each:
Lewis Brown, Janet Wilson, Walter Castro, Hadieh Afshani, Hewart Aldot
Entitled to a review in ARTisSpectrum magazine:
John Nieman, Edoardo Miola, Melanie Huebner
Entitled to a Press Release:
Ender Martos, Enzzo Barrena, Şebnem Keçeli, Aviv Gad Keller, Ouria Tadmor, Tyler Eash, Jayoung Yoon, Kathleen Mcsherry, Linda Brown, Michael Santini
Entitled to an Honorable Mention:
Hungkwai Chan, Yair Gutterman, Luca Buono, Alejandra Rincón, Steve Scheuring, Hanínga Thiel, Eleonora Barbiere, Jennifer Fields Ferris, Luis Miguel Núñez Torres, Annalisa Pisanelli, Enrico Markus Essl, Etsuko Shida, Chie Hirabayashi, Bonjeong Koo, Andrea Simon, Stanislav Ukraintsev, Memo Art Merler&Molin, Anita Marci, Nancy Cutler, Irina Kassabova, Jean-Paul Collon, Steven Stodor, Yozo Abe, Joan Benjamin, Winston Tragico, Vlatko Ceric, Verena Otterbach, Ralena Gordon, Hegine N., Jacinto Fernando Gonzalez Foncerrada, Alexander Nasekin, María Del Rosario, Arias Usandivaras, Owen Normand, Lina Alattar, Caterina Pacialeo, Lucas Martínez Graullera, Lyudmila Ozerovsky, Susi Hassert, Yuriy Koval, Jack Chechik, Toshio Ishikawa, Concha Martínez, Javier Bellomo, Donnève Marie, Imogen Wallis-Mayer, Elli Albrecht, Barry Dabb, Gosia Tojza, Ilona Hein, Deno Angelopoulos, Shingo Oe, Caglar Gezer, Magdalena Alicja Jedrzejczyk, Barbara Groot, Seonju Townsend, Ying Huang, Robert Tamara, Allen Capriotti, Ginny Barrett Virginia Barrett, Kristine Gaier, Dalit Leon, Margitta Schoeler, Claudy Hosteaux, Mel Talley, Mituyasu Yokota, Veronique Gambier, Jim Cobb, Dieter Härtter, Pablo Bartelsman, Norbert Schling, Liz Derksen, Lisa Ocasio Hirkaler Hirkaler, Tom Colcord, Frances Mercer, M Berrin Kayman, Cheri Bohn, Zach Eberly, Laura Figueroa, Stanley Olivera, Marco Antonio Guzman Roca, Merrill Neave, Jill Quinn Babcock, Lynn Jaanz, Angelo Fertitta, Celine Achour, Hamsi Boubeker, Michael Vance, Minako Kotake, Walters Melora, Erik Sundgaard, Anne Walker, Maria Willison, Luis Hernandez Davila, Ivonne Elena Balli Perez, Orit Zuckerman, Wolfram Keller, Anne Patricia Murray, Gabriela Grobocopatel, Carla Andreina Ramos Guerrero, Yunzu Yi.
Note: New York Art Competitions is proud to sponsor the competition, but New York Art Competitions and its employees had no input or influence in the selection process. All selection decisions were made by the competition jurors.
Jurors’ Pick – 2015 Selected Artists
OPENING RECEPTION: August 27, 2015
New York Art Competitions presents the following images from the 2015 selected artists of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Note that the images shown below are representative of the selected artists’ works, and do not necessarily reflect the final artwork which will be shown in the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition, New York Art Competitions website or ARTisSpectrum magazine.
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