Jeremy Shaw Wins $50,000 Sobey Art Award

Posted: Wed, 2016-11-02 11:29

Jeremy Shaw (BFA '00) was announced as the winner of the 2016 Sobey Art Award at a gala event on November 1, 2016, at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. 

The Sobey Art Award is the pre-eminent prize for Canadian artists 40 and under. Presented annually, the award celebrates some of our country's most exciting young artists and provides significant financial recognition. The winner receives $50,000 and each of the four finalists receive $10,000.

Shaw represented West Coast and Yukon in the prize, alongside finalists Brenda Draney (MAA '10), representing Prairies and Northern Canada; Charles Stankievech, representing Ontario; Hajra Waheed of Québec; and William Robinson of the Atlantic region. 

Previous winners include Nadia Myre (1997), Duane Linklater (2013), David Altmejd (2009) and Brian Jungen (2002).

We congratulate Jeremy on this prestigious achievement.

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