The 32nd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Results, 2017
The following are the results based on the average scores provided by the jurors of the 2017 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition after reviewing the submitted artwork.
Visual Artist and Theorist
Chair, BFA Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts, New York
Suzanne Anker is a versatile visual artist and theorist. Her work and research are stemmed from the crossroads between art and biological science. Working in a range of media from digital sculpture to large scale photography, her works have been showcased and appreciated at a number of established museums and galleries across the globe In addition to being Chair of Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts (New York), – a position she has maintained since 2005 – Anker has authored a number of highly acclaimed books, namely The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age; Visual
Culture and Bioscience: An Online Symposium. She has been a speaker at several privileged institutions like The Harvard University, The Royal Society, The London Of Economics, The Yale University, Courtauld Institute Of Art, and many more. Suzanne also hosts the Bio-Blurb Show where she explores the futuristic aspects of the “sci-art”.
Exhibitions: The Walker Art Center (Minnesota), The Smithsonian Institute (Washington D.C.), The Philips Collection (Washington D.C.), The Medizinhistorisches Museum Der Charite (Berlin), The Pera Museum (Istanbul), The Museum Of Modern Art (Japan) and The Center For Art And Media (ZKM, Germany).
Photography Critic, Curator and Editor, London
An acclaimed photography critic, an ingenious curator and a prolific editor, Frederica Chiocchetti is woman wearing many hats. She is currently working on her PhD in photography, fictions and text from the University Of Westminster. She is also the founder and director of Photocaptionist, an online platform exploring the overlap of photography and literature. Chiocchetti’s writings have also been published in a number of reputed journals and magazines like Der Greif, Photoworks, Foam, Objektiv, Unseen magazine, EXTRA, The British Journal of Photography, Krakow Photomonth,The Photographers’ Gallery Blog and MAPP Editions (MACK). Recently appointed as the guest co-curator for the Jaipur Photo Festival in India. Some of her past exhibitions include Feminine Masculine: On the Struggle and Fascination of Dealing with the Other Sex, for Photo50 at the London Art Fair (2016), P.H. Emerson: Presented by the Author, at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, in partnership with the V&A and the Art Fund (2015-2016), Amateur Unconcern: A Photo-Literary Fantasia, as part of FORMAT Festival 2015, and Amore e Piombo [Love and Lead]: the Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy (co-curated and co-edited with Roger Hargreaves for the Archive of Modern Conflict at the Brighton Photo Biennial).
David C. Terry
Director and Curator, Dept. of Grants and Exhibitions, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York
David C. Terry is an independent curator as well as the Director and Curator of Grants and Exhibitions at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) where he oversees the Fellowships, Curatorial, Residency and Alumni Programs. Prior to coming to NYFA, Mr. Terry was Assistant Director at the Pelham Art Center, where he directed the exhibition, educational and outreach programs.
His professional career covers a wide range of curatorial, artistic, administrative and academic experience. He has taught a variety of classes including objective and figurative drawing, abstract and figurative sculpture, portraiture and environmental and site‐specific sculpture to students of all age ranges. He earned his BA at the College of William and Mary, and while earning his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Terry began his administrative, curatorial and teaching career at the Philadelphia Arts League.
Mr. Terry is a working artist, a curator with over 100 exhibitions and experiences to his name, as well as a juror, and a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural affairs, Bronx Council on the Arts, Westchester Biennale and the Westchester Arts Council’s ’50 for 50’ Festival, the Alexander Rutsch Award in Painting, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence Program, Lumen Arts Festival, and a member of the GIA Support for Individual Artists Group Steering Committee as well as Board Member of the College Art Association and the Executive Member of the Fine Arts Federation.
Mr. Terry’s awards include Artists in the Marketplace Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts; BRIO, Bronx Council on the Arts; The Puffin Foundation; New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, the Arts and Business Council’s Arts Leadership Institute Award and the Elizabeth Foundation’s Residency Grant and the Node Center for Curatorial Studies’ Innovators Grant.
Advocate for the Arts, Curator and Dealer, New York
Internationally regarded as an advocate for the arts – for galleries, artists, and artists’ ability to work and exhibit their works of art – Ms. Sirois made her permanent mark in the field of real estate and curatorial development with her visionary concept of creating a new art gallery district in the West Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Ms. Sirois’s expertise as a gallerist, curator, and advocate for the arts has benefited regional and international municipalities, prestigious organizations, galleries, and art exhibitions.
In 2012, Ms. Sirois was commissioned by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association of Quebec to organize an exhibition featuring nine artists who would spark interest in the New York art world. The exhibition titled Under the Radar: The New Visionaries was part of the Armory Show VIP Week, New York’s premier international art fair, and was held at Guided by Invoices, an art gallery founded and directed by Ms. Sirois.
Ms. Sirois has been featured extensively in major art publications and in the mass media for her significant contributions to the arts. These include: The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s New York Business, The New York Post, Spear’s, The New York Daily News, Artscape, The Art Newspaper, Blouins Artinfo, Art + Auction Magazine, BISNOW, Hyperallergic, Time Out and Brucennial, and more.
Photographer, New York
Robert Farber’s global recognition has been established through his books, fine art exhibitions, lectures, TV interviews and award winning advertising campaigns. His painterly, impressionistic style that captures the essence of composition in every genre, including nudes, still life, landscapes, and architecture, has influenced generations of photographers. Farber’s photo art books have won multiple awards and sold over half a million copies. Aside from numerous creative awards, Robert Farber also received the Photographer of the Year from PMA (Photographic Manufacturers Association), ASP International Award from the PPA (Professional Photographers of America), and The American Society of Photographers for making a significant contribution to the science and art of photography. Some previous recipients of this award include Dr. Edwin Land (inventor of the Polaroid), George Hurrell, and National Geographic. Farber’s fine-art photographs have been published in virtually every form and he’s exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. He’s lectured at the Smithsonian Institute, The George Eastman House, as well as Universities and professional groups throughout the United States, Japan, Australia and Europe. Aside from his fine art photography, Robert Farber’s work encompasses major campaigns for fashion, beauty and advertising, as well as directing for TV and film. A documentary highlighting Farber’s life and career, is in development for PBS.
Curator and Producer of International Exhibitions, New York
Based in New York, Kyoko Sato is a recognised curator and producer of international exhibitions. She was part of the curators team and later became a contributor at the Waterfall Gallery, New York. Sato has played a major role in bringing Japanese art to New York by aiding emerging as well as established artists and was recently appointed as the Ambassador 2017 for Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence Program, which is supported by the Japan Society. Some of her past exhibitions include Press Photo Exhibition: The Great East Japan Earthquake organized by the Nippon Club and the Asahi Shimbun in New York and Spain (2011), Ancient Egyptian Queens and Goddesses: Treasures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Tokyo and Kobe (2014), New York Standard a project at online Gallery Tagboat, introducing American and European artists based in New York to Asian audiences (2016- present), Fermented Souls celebrating 50th anniversary of normalized ties between Korea and Japan, supported by UN Foundation, at Waterfall Gallery (2015), and Public video art project Light Year 14: Japan Parade presented by 3_Search, at DUMBO, supported by the Consulate General of Japan in New York (2016).
Selected to participate in the competition exhibition:
Chie Hirabayashi, Mario Daniel Quiroga, M Y Yip, Jiantao Qu, Holly Wilson, Ian Lee, Brian J. Sesack, Fran Panza, Leonard Yang, Chema Mora, Kristin Dillon, Mher Evoyan, Keith Thomson, Guy Kingston Austin II, Emily Jones, Héloïse Chevrel Paulus, Yoong Wah Alex Wong, Ailon Glitz, Rosanne S. Wolfe, Gabriel Schiavina, Masin Mauro, Christina Marie Chavez Banerjee, Joana Cruz, Menpo, José María Peña Gallardo, Adriana Espinosa Calle, Donna Pinckley, Karak Bolotbek Karakeev, Allen M. Capriotti, Michel Kirch
Entitled to receive cash prizes of $1000 each:
Nien-Ting Chen, Désirée Iturbide Dormond, Manuel Rodríguez Domínguez, Themba Khumalo, Huan-Chia, Lin (煥嘉 林煥嘉).
Entitled to a review in ARTisSpectrum magazine:
Iris Shields, Monique Daneau, Michael Bourque
Entitled to one year of exposure on ART-mine.com, which includes an artist statement composed by ARTmine’s talented art writers:
Samuel Lehikoinen, Steve Jacobs, Ayesha Samdani, Eduardo Blanco Alvarez, Nadia Jampolski
Entitled to an Honorable Mention and a complimentary entry to the 33nd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (Feb. 2018):
Guadalupe Crego, Sandra Nardone, Kelly Thompson, Suhyung Park, Peter Gutmanis, Narges Soleimanzadeh, Luca Prandini, Michaela Laurie, David Dejous, Tatiana Leony
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 – 2017 Selected Artists
OPENING RECEPTION: August 19, 2017
New York Art Competitions presents the following images from the 2017 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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