ACS is proud to support artists and the artistic community, and were delighted to receive close to 300 submissions for this year's Prize.
Today, we are pleased to announce 24 artists who have been shortlisted to the next stage of the competition.
The ACS Studio Prize was established in 2017 to help support the next generation of artists, after a number of our members spoke of the economic challenges they faced when starting their artistic careers. ACS realises how difficult it is to focus on your art, especially after leaving university and in the recent times of uncertainty.
The 2022 Prize will be judged by artist Flora Yukhnovich, past winner of the ACS Studio Residency at the City & Guilds of London Art School, curator and founder of the Palazzo Monti, Edoardo Monti and the Managing Director of ACS, Lady Bridgeman.
Sculptor Marco Miehling was awarded the inaugural Prize in 2017 by judges Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy, and Maggi Hambling CBE. In 2018, painter Rebecca Harper received the Prize from celebrated artists Eileen Cooper RA and Rob & Nick Carter. Artist Cathie Pilkington RA and the Director & Curator of the Ingram Collection, Jo Baring decided to award the prize to Araminta Blue Wieloch. In 2020 ACS members painter Celia Paul, and pioneering contemporary artist Gavin Turk awarded the Prize to multidisciplinary artist Dion Kitson.
Last year, ACS member Paul Huxley RA and Bob and Roberta Smith OBE RA awarded the Prize to University of West England (UWE Bristol) graduate Dorcas Casey.
Congratulations to all of the artists shortlisted for this year’s ACS Studio Prize:
Ofunne Azinge, Manchester Metropolitan University
Irini Bachlitzanaki, Royal Academy Schools
Joe Bucklow, City and Guilds London Art School
Takudzwa Chandiwana, Birmingham City University
Andreana Dobreva, Academy of Fine Arts Munich
Frances Drayson, Royal Academy Schools
Michaela Elias , Cornish College of the Arts
Nada Elkalaawy, Slade School of Fine Art
Helena Garcia Hermida, Sichuan University
David Gardner, Royal Drawing School
Emily Gillbanks, Royal College of Art
Eva Gold, Royal Academy Schools
Lauren Goldie, University Of The Arts London – Central Saint Martins
Camilla Hanney, Goldsmiths, University of London
Georgina Harris, Lancaster University
Clara Hastrup, Royal Academy Schools
Nell WK Lyhne, University Of The Arts London – Chelsea College of Arts
Lindsey McLean, Slade School of Fine Art
Adam Muscat, University Of The Arts London – Central Saint Martins
Jo Northedge, Robert Gordon University
Rafael Perez Evans, Goldsmiths, University of London
Alexandra Searle, Slade School of Fine Art
Sabrina Shah, Royal College of Art
Jack Sutherland, Slade School of Fine Art
We look forward to the judges announcing the finalists and winner of the ACS Studio Prize 2022 in due course.