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Alumnus Jeremy Shaw Named Winner of the 2016 Sobey Art Award

Posted on November 02, 2016 | Emily Carr News

Jeremy Shaw (BFA '00) was announced as the winner of the 2016 Sobey Art Award at a gala event held November 1, 2016, at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. 

The Sobey Art Award is the pre-eminent prize for Canadian artists 40 and under. Presented annually, the award celebrates some of our country's most exciting young artists and provides significant financial recognition. The winner receives $50,000 and each of the four finalists receive $10,000.

Jeremy's work is on display in the 2016 Sobey Art Award Exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada until February 5, 2017 along with works from the other shortlisted artists for this year’s award. The four finalists, who each receive a CA$10,000 prize from the Sobey Art Foundation are:


Brenda Draney (MAA '10) (Prairies and Northern Canada
• Charles Stankievech (Ontario);
• Hajra Waheed (Québec);
• William Robinson (Atlantic).

Previous winners include alumna Nadia Myre (1997), Duane Linklater (2013), David Altmejd (2009) and alumnus Brian Jungen (2002).

We congratulate Jeremy on this prestigious achievement!

Read more at Canadian Art.

"Jeremy Shaw’s work speaks to a fundamental longing for transcendence. He creates and reflects extraordinary experiences and shows us how art can translate what is challenging to articulate."

Sobey Art Award Jury Statement
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