Presentation House Gallery has announced 4th year student Marisa Kriangwiwat Holmes, as the winner of the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize! Marisa received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a major in Photography, at the 2017 Convocation Ceremony.
Each year, the Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize supports emerging artists working with photography, film, and video, and reflects Presentation House Gallery’s long history of nurturing new talent among the province’s visual artists. Post-secondary visual arts instructors are invited to nominate a student enrolled in a BFA or MFA program in British Columbia.
Marisa will receive $5,000 toward the production of a new work, to be displayed at the future Polygon Gallery. Shortlisted candidates took part in The Lind Prize exhibition at the Presentation House Gallery this past April.
The competition runners-up are Durrah Alsaif (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) and Natasha Habedus (University of British Columbia). Our congratulations to all!
This year’s jury was comprised of artist (+ ECU alumnus) Stan Douglas and curators Grant Arnold (Vancouver Art Gallery) and Helga Pakasaar (Presentation House Gallery).
The Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize is made possible through a generous donation from Rogers Communications to honour Phil Lind’s commitment to the company and the communications industry over 40 years.