The 2020 edition of the AXA Art Prize Exhibition is on view at the New York Academy of Art in Tribeca from November 13-18. Now in its third year, the AXA Art Prize is one of the nation’s leading and most prestigious student art competitions devoted to figurative art.
The exhibition is comprised of 40 student artists selected from over 400 entrants from 125 schools. The shortlisted artists were selected by an Exhibition Jury comprised of Ian Alteveer, curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Lauren Haynes, curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Brett Littman, director of the Isamu Noguchi Museum and Eugenie Tsai, senior curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum. The shortlisted artists, 16 young men and 24 young women, are enrolled at 27 different schools and hail from fifteen different states and two countries. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue featuring an essay by noted critic Antwaun Sargent.