The Prix Canson, one of the most prestigious annual drawing prizes in the world, is partnering with The Drawing Center to exhibit the works of their 2016 finalists from June 22 through July 1, 2016. Canson® and The Drawing Center are linked by their shared passion for drawing and by their ambition to promote art to wide and diverse audiences. Past Prix Canson exhibitions have been held in major museums and galleries in Paris and Barcelona. Previous winners of the Prix Canson have been: Fabien Mérelle (2010), Ronald Cornelissen (2011), Virginia Chihota (2013), and Simon Evans (2014). These winners represent the best artists today worldwide who are working with drawing. The Prix Canson president for 2016 is the world-renowned Brazilian artist Tunga. He will be joined by a jury of top museum directors, curators, and collectors in the art world. During the Prix Canson exhibition at The Drawing Center, Canson® will host a series of talks, presentations, and events with the finalists for the public and press. As well, Canson® will also create a special pop-up shop in The Drawing Center's bookstore featuring one-of-kind items, specialty paper, and a wide selection of their artist sketch books.
2016 PRIX CANSON FINALISTS
Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze (b. 1982 - Lives and works in New York City)
Bethany Collins (b. 1984 - Lives and works in Atlanta, Chicago and New York City)
Njideka Akunyili Crosby (b. 1983 - Lives and works in Los Angeles)
David Shrigley (b. 1968 - Lives and works in Glasgow)
Lucy Skaer (b. 1975 - Lives and works in Glasgow)
The exhibition runs from 22 June until 1 July 2016.
David Shrigley at The Drawing Center