Sobeys Art Award

The Sobey Art Award: The New Masters

"For those who cannot speak" by Nadia Myre | 2013 digital print: 175 x 2380 cm | courtesy of Art Mur photo: Brian Gardiner

It is in today's art, we often see the future.

The Sobey Art Award, created in 2002, is Canada's pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art. It is a celebration of the next big thing in the art world.

The annual prize is given to an artist under age 40, who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.

In addition to the $50,000 prize awarded to the winner of the Sobey Art Award, each of the four short-listed artists are awarded $10,000 and $500 is awarded to each of the remaining twenty long-listed artists.

Over two shows, IDEAS profiles the five regional finalists. From the West Coast and Yukon: Evan Lee. Prairies and the North: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber. Ontario: Chris Curreri. Quebec: Nadia Myre. The Atlantic: Graeme Patterson. The programs air on December 15 & 22, and are produced in partnership with The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

This year's winner of the Sobey Art Award is Nadia Myre.

We are pleased to announce Nadia Myre as the winner of the 2014 Sobey Art Award. Myre has built a distinctive visual vocabulary by translating her experience and that of others into works that employ traditional crafts within a contemporary, multidisciplinary practice. Her artwork creates a symbolic image of wounding and resilience that conveys something deeply human while addressing urgent social concerns."

The Sobey Art Award Jury

Listen to The New Masters, Part 1

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Winner Nadia Myre, a visual artist from Quebec and an Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, talks to CBC Radio host Paul Kennedy just moments after her win.

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