A recent graduate of the Royal College of Art, Marco Miehling impressed judges Maggi Hambling, Tim Marlow and Lady Bridgeman with the multidisciplinary inventiveness of his sculptural practice.
On choosing a winner, ACS founder Lady Bridgeman said “The task of picking the winner of the ACS Studio Prize was not undertaken lightly and it was incredibly difficult to choose a winner from the high standard of applicants.
I am delighted that ACS can support burgeoning artistic talent in this way. I look forward to seeing how our winner is better able to develop an artistic practice with the help of studio space.”
A London-based artist born in Germany, Miehling has recently graduated with a Masters degree in Sculpture from the prestigious Royal College of Art. He is currently undertaking a residency at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park ahead of his first solo exhibition at the Park in November 2017.
On receiving the Prize, Miehling explained “The economic challenges faced by early career artists have never been so demanding. Paradoxically, as one of the most important human activities, artistic work is becoming more and more precarious. As a multidisciplinary sculptor, winning the ACS Studio Prize [will] grant me valuable time and space to continue questioning my artistic practice.”
The Prize winner was announced in the Art Newspaper and the original article can be found online here.