Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Myartspace / Bridge Art Fair Announce the Winners and Finalists of Joint Miami Competition

The three winners and 50 finalists of the Miami competition sponsored by www.myartspace.com and Bridge Art Fair have been announced! The three winners are-- Jonathan Brilliant, Beatrix Reinhardt, and Douglas Ljungkvist. The jury panel for the competition included: Elisabeth Sussman-- Senior Curator at The Whitney Museum, Janet Bishop-- Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), JoAnne Northrup-- Senior Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art and Michael Workman-- Founder of the Bridge Art Fair. The three winners will be represented by myartspace at Bridge Miami this December.
First Place Winner: Jonathan Brilliant
Jonathan David Brilliant describes himself as a Southern Has-been and a British Wanna-Be. He was born in 1976 in Charleston, South Carolina. Brilliant holds a B.A. in studio art from the College of Charleston and an M.F.A. in Spatial arts from San Jose State University.In addition to site specific installations, Brilliant works in video, photography, digital imaging and googles himself regularly. He currently lives and works in South Carolina with his wife Brooke and their cat Zero. To read an interview with Jonathan, click HERE.

Second Place Winner: Beatrix Reinhardt
Beatrix Reinhardt was born in Wolgograd/Russia and grew up in former East Germany. Presently she resides in NYC where she teaches at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. She received her M.F.A. in photography from Illinois State University, her M.A. in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research and her B.A. in New German Literature (minors: linguistics and psychology) from the Freie Universit't Berlin. She has taught widely in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia. Reinhardt's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. To read an interview with Beatrix, click HERE.

Third Place Winner: Douglas Ljungkvist
Douglas Ljungkvist was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. Mr Ljungkvist was a former advertising executive who decided to leave his corporate career to become an artist. Douglas describes himself... "I am a self-taught Brooklyn based photographer, originally from Sweden. Photography for me is all about self expression. My goal is to capture images that leave the viewer with more questions than answers, inviting them to an interactive experience." To read an interview with Douglas, click HERE.

To observe a list of the three winners along with the 50 finalists visit the following page-- www.myartspace.com/miamibasel/winners/winners.html

Take care, Stay true,

Brian Sherwin
Senior Editor


Anonymous said...

Conceptualism, alive and well.

What happened to the painters?

Don't they count anymore?

Anonymous said...

I think the jurors made some decent selections. Believe it or not photography is hot in the art world right. That can be hard for painters to grasp.