2014 Award Winner: Nadia Myre

nadiaOn November 19, 2014 the Curatorial Panel for the 2014 Sobey Art Award announced, Nadia Myre, of Québec, as the recipient of the $50,000 award. The announcement was made during a gala event held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, hosted by Paul Kennedy of CBC Ideas. The Award was presented to the winning artist by the 2013 Sobey winner, Duane Linklater. Nadia Myre was chosen from a shortlist that included:

Evan Lee Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier Chris Curreri Graeme Patterson

Each of these outstanding artists received $10,000 in prize money from the Sobey Art Foundation.

“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.” - 2014 Curatorial Jury Statement.

 

Shortlist

West Coast/Yukon
Evan Lee

Prairies & the North
Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber

Ontario
Chris Curreri

Québec
Nadia Myre

Atlantic
Graeme Patterson

Longlist

West Coast/Yukon

Allison Hrabluik 
Farheen HaQ 
Peter Morin 
Dan Starling 
Evan Lee  

Prairies and the North

Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber 
Cedric Bomford 
Divya Mehra 
Zin Taylor 
Michael Dudeck  

Ontario

Kelly Jazvac 
Reena Katz 
Balint Zsako 
Chris Curreri 
Jean-Paul Kelly  

Québec

Olivia Boudreau 
Diane Morin 
Nadia Myre 
Dominique 
Pétrin Jon Rafman  

Atlantic

Tamara Henderson 
Ursula Johnson 
Eleanor King 
Graeme Patterson 
Becka Viau

Curatorial Panel

West Coast and Yukon
Jordan Strom

Prairies and The North
Paul Butler

Ontario
Srimoyee Mitra

Québec
Marie-Eve Beaupré 

Atlantic
Pan Wendt