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Studio Art Professor Nicole Awai awarded the Colene Brown Art Prize

Wed, October 2, 2019
Studio Art Professor Nicole Awai awarded the Colene Brown Art Prize

The Brooklyn art non-profit BRIC has awarded 10 under-recognized New York-based artists its first Colene Brown Art Prize. The winners represent a diverse, multi-generational group of artists working across a wide array of disciplines including public art installations, photography, painting, sculpture, and crocheting.

The recipients were selected from a pool of 50 nominations made by a 10-member cohort of New York City-based curators, critics, and artists. The group includes the artists Katherine Bradford, Derek Fordjour, and Nari Ward, executive director of the Bronx Museum Deborah Cullen, and Eugenie Tsai, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, among others. A selection committee within BRIC chose the final recipients of the award. According to BRIC, nominations were made based on each artist’s “exceptional merit and absence of substantial institutional support.”

Nicole Awai is a multi media artists. Her work captures both Caribbean and American landascapes and experiences and engages in cultural critique.

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