Exhibitions

Grant Winners Exhibiton 2020

The Art Students League is pleased to present the culmination of an annual competition which awards $200,000 in the form of grants and scholarships to students. This exhibition showcases the recent work of eleven exceptional artists who earned these prestigious grants in 2019 awarded by an invited jury of professional artists, critics and gallerists. Grants offer full-time study at the League, inspirational travel and expansion of artistic practice, made possible by generous donations.

Featured Artists:

Jonathan Andrews
Xavier Gonzalez and and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant, jurors: critic Noah Becker and gallerist Alexandra Polemis Vigil
Rami Baglio
Nessa Cohen Grant, jurors: gallerist Fabiola Alondra and curator Samantha Friedman
Oksana Berzinsh
Lloyd Sherwood Grant, jurors critic Adrian Dannatt and artist Abby Leigh
Tomas Daskam
Gregory Lysun Grant, jurors: curator Ilaria Conti, artist Jen Mazza, and art historian Karen Shelby
Magdalena Dukiewicz
Nessa Cohen Grant, gallerist Fabiola Alondra and curator Samantha Friedman
Susan Woldman Elfer
Kuniyoshi Award for Painting, jurors: critic Noah Becker and gallerist Alexandra Polemis Vigil
Sam Handler
Xavier Gonzalez and and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant, jurors: critic Noah Becker and gallerist Alexandra Polemis Vigil
Pamela Jennings
Doreta Kesson Masterton Grant, jurors: curator Ilaria Conti, artist Jen Mazza, and art historian Karen Shelby
Neil Kaplan
Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant, jurors: artists Doron Langberg and  Philemona Williamson, and curator Nadia Perucic
MJ King
Ann and Bruno Lucchesi Grant, jurors: gallerist Fabiola Alondra and curator Samantha Friedman
Zhi Li
Phyllis H. Mason Grant, jurors curator Ilaria Conti, artist Jen Mazza, and art historian Karen Shelby
Caroline Ongpin
Kuniyoshi Award for Printmaking, gallerist Fabiola Alondra and curator Samantha Friedman

Additional Artists:
Jo Eun Huh
Donn Russell Grant for Art Supplies, jurors; critic Noah Becker and gallerist Alexandra Polemis Vigil

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Jonathan Andrews, Meme

Jonathan Andrews, Meme

2020, Oil on canvas, 36" x 36", Xavier Gonzalez and and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant

Jonathan Andrews, Donato

Jonathan Andrews, Donato

2020, Oil on canvas, 36" x 36", Xavier Gonzalez and and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant

Jonathan Andrews, White Donato.jpg

Jonathan Andrews, White Donato.jpg

2020, Oil on canvas, 36" x 36", Xavier Gonzalez and and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant

Jonathan Andrews, White Darina

Jonathan Andrews, White Darina

2019, Oil on canvas, 36" x 36", Xavier Gonzalez and and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant

Rami Baglio, Virginia Beach

Rami Baglio, Virginia Beach

2020, Oil on linen, 15" x 12", Nessa Cohen Grant

Rami Baglio, Richmond

Rami Baglio, Richmond

2019, Oil on linen, 10" x 8", Nessa Cohen Grant

Rami Baglio, Red Scarf Self-Portrait

Rami Baglio, Red Scarf Self-Portrait

2019, Oil on linen, 10" x 8", Nessa Cohen Grant

Rami Baglio, Wreath Remnants

Rami Baglio, Wreath Remnants

2019, Oil on linen, 12" x 9", Nessa Cohen Grant

Rami Baglio, Candle Scene

Rami Baglio, Candle Scene

2019, Oil on dibond, 7" x 10", Nessa Cohen Grant

Rami Baglio, Lemons

Rami Baglio, Lemons

2019, Oil on linen, 9" x 10", Nessa Cohen Grant

Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #8

Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #8

2019, Oil on canvas, 45" x 55", Lloyd Sherwood Grant

Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #9

Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #9

2020, Oil on canvas, 45" x 55", Lloyd Sherwood Grant

Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #6, Millennial Pink

Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #6, Millennial Pink

2019, Oil on canvas, 48" x 48", Lloyd Sherwood Grant

Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #7, Emerald

Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #7, Emerald

2019, Oil on canvas, 48" x 48", Lloyd Sherwood Grant

Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #11

Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #11

2019, Oil on canvas, 24" x 24", Lloyd Sherwood Grant

Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #12

Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #12

2019, Oil on canvas, 24" x 24", Lloyd Sherwood Grant

Tomas Daskam, Desnudo 1

Tomas Daskam, Desnudo 1

2019, Oil on linen, 40" x 29", Gregory Lysun Grant

Tomas Daskam, Billy Jazz

Tomas Daskam, Billy Jazz

2020, Oil on canvas, 40" x 30", Gregory Lysun Grant

Tomas Daskam, Evelyn

Tomas Daskam, Evelyn

2020, Oil on linen, 50" x 32" (detail), Gregory Lysun Grant

Tomas Daskam, Betty

Tomas Daskam, Betty

2019, Oil on linen, 30" x 40", Gregory Lysun Grant

Tomas Daskam, Tarah

Tomas Daskam, Tarah

2019, Oil on linen, 36" x 28", Gregory Lysun Grant

Tomas Daskam, Young Woman with Brades

Tomas Daskam, Young Woman with Brades

2019, Oil on linen, 48" x 30", Gregory Lysun Grant

Magdalena Dukiewicz, Elements of Perturbation

Magdalena Dukiewicz, Elements of Perturbation

2020, Hydrolyzed collagen, glycerin, artist blood, natural dyes, PVC pipes, thread, LED light, sod, 39“ x 52“ x 44“(house) 115“ x 244“ x 44“ (whole installation), Nessa Cohen Grant

Magdalena Dukiewicz, This is My Body; This is My Blood

Magdalena Dukiewicz, This is My Body; This is My Blood

2020, Artist own blood and hydrolyzed collagen with air bubbles, lamp, 20" x 6", Nessa Cohen Grant

Magdalena Dukiewicz, Singular Plural

Magdalena Dukiewicz, Singular Plural

2020, Gelatin capsules of different sizes, dimension variable, Nessa Cohen Grant

Magdalena Dukiewicz, Framed

Magdalena Dukiewicz, Framed

2020, Hydrolyzed collagen, glycerin, natural dyes, wood, LED lights, 87” x 47” x 4”, Nessa Cohen Grant

Magdalena Dukiewicz, Element 2

Magdalena Dukiewicz, Element 2

2020, Hydrolyzed collagen, glycerin, cuttlefish ink, 12“ x 59“ x 3“, Nessa Cohen Grant

Magdalena Dukiewicz, Element 3

Magdalena Dukiewicz, Element 3

2020, Hydrolyzed collagen, glycerin, cuttlefish ink, 27“ x 36 x 2“, Nessa Cohen Grant

Susan Woldman Elfer, ONS

Susan Woldman Elfer, ONS

2020, Acrylic, gel medium, on canvas, 60" x 72", Kuniyoshi Award for Painting

Susan Woldman Elfer, Davy's

Susan Woldman Elfer, Davy's

2020, Acrylic paint, gel medium, on canvas, 72" x 48", Kuniyoshi Award for Painting

Susan Woldman Elfer, Sarasota

Susan Woldman Elfer, Sarasota

2020, Acrylic paint, mat medium, on canvas, 60" x 72", Kuniyoshi Award for Painting

Susan Woldman Elfer, Flip Magic

Susan Woldman Elfer, Flip Magic

2020, Acrylic paint, gel medium, on canvas, 72" x 48", Kuniyoshi Award for Painting

Susan Woldman Elfer, Fireworks

Susan Woldman Elfer, Fireworks

2020, Acrylic paint, gel medium, on canvas, 72" x 48", Kuniyoshi Award for Painting

Susan Woldman Elfer, Tumble

Susan Woldman Elfer, Tumble

2020, Acrylic paint, gel medium, on canvas, 72" x 48", Kuniyoshi Award for Painting

Sam Handler, Boots

Sam Handler, Boots

2020, Graphite on paper, 16" x 20", Xavier Gonzalez and and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant

Sam Handler, David

Sam Handler, David

2019, Oil on linen, 23" x 36", Xavier Gonzalez and and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant

Sam Handler, Patrick, Red

Sam Handler, Patrick, Red

2019, Oil on linen, 40" x 30", Xavier Gonzalez and and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant

Sam Handler, Study, Untitled

Sam Handler, Study, Untitled

2020, Oil on linen panel, 12" x 12", Xavier Gonzalez and and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant

Sam Handler, Patrick Nude 2020

Sam Handler, Patrick Nude 2020

2020, Graphite on paper, 20" x 16", Xavier Gonzalez and and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant

Sam Handler, Sarah

Sam Handler, Sarah

2019, Graphite on paper, 12" x 8", Xavier Gonzalez and and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant

Pamela Jennings, Portrait of Celia Liberace

Pamela Jennings, Portrait of Celia Liberace

2020, Charcoal (Willow), 30" x 22", Doreta Kesson Masterton Grant

Pamela Jennings, Henry

Pamela Jennings, Henry

2019, Oil on canvas, 15" x 24", Doreta Kesson Masterton Grant

Pamela Jennings, Portrait of a Young Black Man

Pamela Jennings, Portrait of a Young Black Man

2020, Oil on canvas, 11" x 14", Doreta Kesson Masterton Grant

Pamela Jennings, Black Lives Matter Self-Portrait

Pamela Jennings, Black Lives Matter Self-Portrait

2020, Oil on canvas, 18" x 24", Doreta Kesson Masterton Grant

Pamela Jennings, Lipstick and Eye Makeup

Pamela Jennings, Lipstick and Eye Makeup

2019, Oil on canvas, 22" x 30", Doreta Kesson Masterton Grant

Pamela Jennings, Elizabeth

Pamela Jennings, Elizabeth

2020, Oil on canvas, 16" x 20", Doreta Kesson Masterton Grant

Neil Kaplan, Lavender Shirt

Neil Kaplan, Lavender Shirt

2019, Oil on canvas, 36" x 22", Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant

Neil Kaplan, Tanya

Neil Kaplan, Tanya

2019, Oil on canvas, 18" x 18", Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant

Neil Kaplan, Estaban

Neil Kaplan, Estaban

2020, Oil on canvas, 24" x 24", Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant

Neil Kaplan, Untitled

Neil Kaplan, Untitled

2020, Oil on canvas, 40" x 30", Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant

Neil Kaplan, Young Woman

Neil Kaplan, Young Woman

2019, Pastel on canson paper, 25.5" x 19.75", Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant

Neil Kaplan, Woman in Purple Dress

Neil Kaplan, Woman in Purple Dress

2019, Oil on canvas, 24" x 24", Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant

MJ King, Pride

MJ King, Pride

2019, Clay sculpture, 13" x 15" x 8", Ann and Bruno Lucchesi Grant

MJ King, Sweet and Solemn

MJ King, Sweet and Solemn

2019, Clay sculpture, 14" x 7" x 7", Ann and Bruno Lucchesi Grant

MJ King, Sweet and Solemn

MJ King, Sweet and Solemn

2019, Clay sculpture, 14" x 7" x 7", Ann and Bruno Lucchesi Grant

MJ King, From Rags for Riches

MJ King, From Rags for Riches

2020, Clay sculpture, paper, metal, 14" x 15" x 9", Ann and Bruno Lucchesi Grant

MJ King, Resolve

MJ King, Resolve

2019, Clay sculpture, 10" x 8" x 7", Ann and Bruno Lucchesi Grant

MJ King, Resolve

MJ King, Resolve

2019, Clay sculpture, 10" x 8" x 7", Ann and Bruno Lucchesi Grant

Zhi Li, Carnations in a Chinese Painting Pot w/ Fruits

Zhi Li, Carnations in a Chinese Painting Pot w/ Fruits

2019, Oil on canvas, 18" x 24", Phyllis H. Mason Grant

Zhi Li, Flowers in Blue White Vase

Zhi Li, Flowers in Blue White Vase

2018, Oil on canvas, 20" x 24", Phyllis H. Mason Grant

Zhi Li, Purple and White Dish with Pears

Zhi Li, Purple and White Dish with Pears

2019, Oil on canvas, 20" x 24", Phyllis H. Mason Grant

Zhi Li, Henty on Valentine's Day

Zhi Li, Henty on Valentine's Day

2020, Oil on canvas, 24" x 32", Phyllis H. Mason Grant

Zhi Li, Kendra

Zhi Li, Kendra

2020, Oil on canvas, 24" x 36", Phyllis H. Mason Grant

Zhi Li, Man With Feather Hat

Zhi Li, Man With Feather Hat

2020, Oil on canvas, 24" x 30", Phyllis H. Mason Grant

Caroline Ongpin, Paper Islands I

Caroline Ongpin, Paper Islands I

2020, Monotype etching, aquatint, embossment, collagraph, and chine collé on paper, 40" x 30", Kuniyoshi Award for Printmaking

Caroline Ongpin, Paper Islands III

Caroline Ongpin, Paper Islands III

2020, Monotype etching, aquatint, embossment, collagraph, and chine collé on paper, 30" x 40", Kuniyoshi Award for Printmaking

Caroline Ongpin, Paper Islands IV

Caroline Ongpin, Paper Islands IV

2020, Monotype etching, aquatint, embossment, linocut, and chine collé on paper, 22" x 30", Kuniyoshi Award for Printmaking

Caroline Ongpin, Tierra Flotante I

Caroline Ongpin, Tierra Flotante I

2020, Monotype etching, aquatint, embossment, chine collé, and graphite on paper, 11" x 15", Kuniyoshi Award for Printmaking

Jonathan Andrews, Meme Jonathan Andrews, Donato Jonathan Andrews, White Donato.jpg Jonathan Andrews, White Darina Rami Baglio, Virginia Beach Rami Baglio, Richmond Rami Baglio, Red Scarf Self-Portrait Rami Baglio, Wreath Remnants Rami Baglio, Candle Scene Rami Baglio, Lemons Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #8 Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #9 Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #6, Millennial Pink Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #7, Emerald Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #11 Oksana Berzinsh, Reflections of the light #12 Tomas Daskam, Desnudo 1 Tomas Daskam, Billy Jazz Tomas Daskam, Evelyn Tomas Daskam, Betty Tomas Daskam, Tarah Tomas Daskam, Young Woman with Brades Magdalena Dukiewicz, Elements of Perturbation Magdalena Dukiewicz, This is My Body; This is My Blood Magdalena Dukiewicz, Singular Plural Magdalena Dukiewicz, Framed Magdalena Dukiewicz, Element 2 Magdalena Dukiewicz, Element 3 Susan Woldman Elfer, ONS Susan Woldman Elfer, Davy's Susan Woldman Elfer, Sarasota Susan Woldman Elfer, Flip Magic Susan Woldman Elfer, Fireworks Susan Woldman Elfer, Tumble Sam Handler, Boots Sam Handler, David Sam Handler, Patrick, Red Sam Handler, Study, Untitled Sam Handler, Patrick Nude 2020 Sam Handler, Sarah Pamela Jennings, Portrait of Celia Liberace Pamela Jennings, Henry Pamela Jennings, Portrait of a Young Black Man Pamela Jennings, Black Lives Matter Self-Portrait Pamela Jennings, Lipstick and Eye Makeup Pamela Jennings, Elizabeth Neil Kaplan, Lavender Shirt Neil Kaplan, Tanya Neil Kaplan, Estaban Neil Kaplan, Untitled Neil Kaplan, Young Woman Neil Kaplan, Woman in Purple Dress MJ King, Pride MJ King, Sweet and Solemn MJ King, Sweet and Solemn MJ King, From Rags for Riches MJ King, Resolve MJ King, Resolve Zhi Li, Carnations in a Chinese Painting Pot w/ Fruits Zhi Li, Flowers in Blue White Vase Zhi Li, Purple and White Dish with Pears Zhi Li, Henty on Valentine's Day Zhi Li, Kendra Zhi Li, Man With Feather Hat Caroline Ongpin, Paper Islands I Caroline Ongpin, Paper Islands III Caroline Ongpin, Paper Islands IV Caroline Ongpin, Tierra Flotante I