Each May, over the course of one week, the Art Students League conducts a competition for grants and scholarships judged by invited professionals from New York City’s arts community–artists, gallerists, academics, and critics. This year, 260 students submitted applications for 50 individual awards. Presented here are the winners of the top grant prizes. Merit scholarship recipients are invited to exhibit as a group the following June, and grant recipients have two years to prepare for the annual Grant Winners Exhibition held every November. Both shows take place in the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery on the second floor of the League’s 57th Street home.
Beñat Iglesias Lopez, Little Boy with a Red Bag on his Head Full of Green Stuff, 2014. Polychrome plaster, 14 x 6 x 7 in. Recipient of a Nessa Cohen Grant for 2014
Satoshi Okada, Rhythm-Rest, 2014. Oil on canvas, 18 x 14 in. Recipient of the Hudson Valley Art Association Prize for 2014
Keiko Nakamori, Henry, 2014. Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in. Recipient of a Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant for 2014
Jeffrey Atwood, Aspirations, 2013. Etching, 24 x 18 in. Recipient of the Kuniyoshi Award—Printmaking for 2014
Ken Shih, BFH, 2013. Aquaresin, fiberglass, and steel, 46 x 64 x 36 in. Recipient of the Ann & Bruno Lucchesi Grant for 2014
Thalia Chantziara, Ennis, 2013. Oil, 23 x 23 in. Recipient of a Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant for 2013.
Martha Ives, Longing, 2014. Linoleum cut, 18½ x 14½ in. Recipient of the Will Barnet Printmaking Grant for 2014
Rodolfo Edwards Garces, Reminiscence, 2014. Acrylic and photography on canvas, 48 x 96 in diptych. Recipient of the Lloyd Sherwood Grant for 2014
Carole Hallé, Abstract #7, 2014. Graphite on gessoed paper, 42 x 58 in. Recipient of the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation Grant/Vytlacil Residency for 2014
Rick Perez, Memories of Old Shanghai, 2014. Oil, 36 x 22 in. Recipient of the Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant for 2014
Natsuki Takauji, Monomu #1, 2012. Side/Steel with canvas and threads, 10 x 7 in. Recipient of a Nessa Cohen Grant for 2014
Natsuki Takauji, Monomu #3, 2013. Steel with linen threads, 5 x 12 in. Recipient of a Nessa Cohen Grant for 2014
Natsuki Takauji, Kaki, 2012. Steel with paper and linen threads, 6 x 9 in. Recipient of a Nessa Cohen Grant for 2014
Natsuki Takauji, Monomu Pineapple Kind, 2013. Steel with wax and linen threads, 12 x 8 in. Recipient of a Nessa Cohen Grant for 2014
Kathleen Gefell Centola, Southfork 11, undated. Oil on canvas paper, 8¼ x 11½ in. Recipient of the Yasuo Kuniyoshi Award—Painting for 2014