2022 Colene Brown Art Prize Recipients

The Colene Brown Art Prize awards ten New York-based visual artists with $10,000 unrestricted grants. The Prize is underwritten by artist and former BRIC Board Member Deborah Brown and her sister Ellen Brown in memory of their late mother, Colene Brown, and is funded through the Harold and Colene Brown Family Foundation.

The recipients were selected from a pool of some 50 nominations which were made by a multidisciplinary panel composed of ten New York City-based curators, critics, and artists. The 2022 nominators include: Janine Antoni, Artist; Danny Báez, Curator, Founder, and Director, REGULARNORMAL Gallery; Regine Basha, Curator, Writer, Educator, and Radio Producer for “Tuning Baghdad”; Gabriel de Guzman, Director of Arts and Chief Curator, Wave Hill; Tom Finkelpearl, Author and former Commissioner of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Ashley James, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, Guggenheim Museum; Baseera Khan, Artist; Christopher Y. Lew, Chief Artistic Director, Horizon Art Foundation and former Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art; Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Artist; Susanna V. Temkin, Curator, El Museo del Barrio. A selection committee within BRIC chose the final ten recipients of the award. Nominations were made based on each artist’s exceptional merit and absence of substantial institutional support.

Aaron Gilbert

Born and based in Brooklyn, NY

Anna Conway

Born in 1973, Durango, CO; based in New York City

Bernadette Despujols

Born in 1986, Barquisimeto, Venezuela; based in New York City and Miami, FL

Camille Hoffman

Born in 1987, Chicago, IL; based in New York City

Emilie Louise Gossiaux

Born in 1989 in New Orleans, LA; based in New York City

Jeff Sonhouse

Born in 1968 in New York City; based in New York City

L.J. Roberts

Born in 1980, Royal Oak, MI; based in New York City

Rachelle Mozman Solano

Born and based in New York City

Sara Jimenez

Born in 1984, London, Ontario, Canada; based in Brooklyn, NY;

Valerie Hegarty

Born in 1967, Burlington, VT; based in Brooklyn, NY

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