Jun 06, 2017
By Michael Kramer
The Sobey Art Award has named the five short-listed artists – who are eligible for the $50,000 grand prize.
The annual award goes to a contemporary Canadian artist aged 40 or under… who’s exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery – within 18 months of being nominated.
The finalists include Bridget Moser of Toronto – a performance and video artist.
Ursula Johnson of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia is also nominated. She’s a performance and installation artist of Mi’kmaq First Nation ancestry.
From Quebec City – Jacynthe Carrier gets the nod – for her work which embraces photography and video.
Also short-listed is Raymond Boisjoly of Vancouver – an indigenous artist of Haida descent – who specializes in photographic and text-based works.
And Winnipeg, Delhi and New York-based Divya Mehra rounds out the list. Her work includes sculpture, print, drawing installation, advertising, video and film.
The winner will be announced at a gala event at the Hart House Great Hall at the University of Toronto on October 25th – and all five finalists will exhibit their work at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto – from October 24th to December 9th.