Exhibition dates: 14 September - 10 November
The HIX Award, the art prize set up by the restaurateur and author Mark Hix, is delighted to announce the year’s shortlisted artists, all whom will feature in a group exhibition at HIX ART, opening September 14, 2019.
The shortlisted artists are: Alexander Dixon, Bianca Barandun, Christopher Hartmann, Dafni Atha, David Mullen, Gabriela Giroletti, Jacob Littlejohn, Jung Min Park, Lucy Gregory, Megan Mary Baker, Melissa Hartley, Paul Wood, Richard Baker, Saroj Patel, Yulia Iosilzon.
The award, which carries a £10,000 first prize to put towards studio costs, is open to current students and recent graduates of UK art colleges. It was created in 2013 by Hix to give young artists a platform to showcase their work and take their first steps in their professional careers. The winner will also receive a solo exhibition at HIX ART, Hix’s Shoreditch gallery.
This year’s main sponsor is the international gallery, Hauser & Wirth. Says its co-founder and President, Iwan Wirth: ‘Our role as gallery is to be an incubator for art, talent and ideas. Artists are at the core of all our activities so we are particularly proud to support the HIX award, an initiative which helps artists at a crucial moment when they are starting out on their journey.’
Pictured above: Melissa Hartley, Reflection, Acrylic paint on birch ply, 244 x 438 x 1.2cm, 2019
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