Main Gallery, SFAI—Fort Mason Campus
Public Reception: Friday, August 31 | 6–9pm
Exhibition On View: August 22–October 7
Please join us at a special reception honoring the 40 finalists of the XL Catlin Art Prize, including two current SFAI student artists: Eunice Liu and Kennedy Morgan. This event is free and open to all.
San Francisco Art Institute will be the first venue in a series of three to present works from 40 student artists selected as finalists for the XL Catlin Art Prize. SFAI is happy to join in the XL Catlin Art Prize’s mission to strengthen the profile of figurative art-making in the United States and provide a valuable platform for emerging artists. The XL Catlin Art Prize in the US builds on a 10-year legacy of the XL Catlin Art Prize in the UK which recognized young artists through a prestigious London exhibition and catalog publication. The prize established a reputation as an insightful overview of emerging talent.
Over 700 submissions were received from 140 different schools, both undergraduate and graduate programs. The 40 works in the exhibition, which include paintings, drawings, prints, tapestries and other media, were chosen by an exhibition jury comprised of Ian Alteveer (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Jennie Goldstein (Whitney Museum), Laura Hoptman (Museum of Modern Art), and Kara Vander Weg (Gagosian Gallery). Additionally, SFAI Painting Chair and Associate Professor Brett Reichman served as a regional juror for artwork submissions from the West Coast.
Following its SFAI iteration, the show will travel to Chicago where it will be on view at Linda Warren Projects from November 3 – 8. The tour finishes in New York City at the New York Academy of Art with an exhibition on view from November 21 – 29. The first prize and second prize winners will be announced at the closing reception on Wednesday, November 28.
Image: XL Catlin Art Prize Logo. Courtesy of XL Catlin Art Prize.