The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada are delighted to announce the five finalists for the 2019 Sobey Art Award. One of the world’s most prestigious contemporary art prizes, the Sobey Art Award is presented annually to a Canadian visual artist age 40 and under.
The 2019 shortlist echoes the jury’s excitement about younger practices in all regions of the country and will bring new awareness to the five artists' inventive work. We are looking forward to experiencing their work at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton this fall.
– Josée Drouin-Brisebois Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada and Chair of the 2019 Sobey Art Award Jury