AHL Foundation Announces the Winners of the 2022 Contemporary Visual Art Awards

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AHL Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting artists of Korean descent, is proud to announce the winners of its 2022 19th Annual AHL – T&W Foundation Contemporary Visual Art Awards. Priscilla Jeong received this year’s Gold Prize, Kyuri Joen the Silver Prize, and Sun You the Bronze Prize. They will receive $5,000, $4,000, and $3,000 in prize money, respectively. These three artists will also be given the opportunity to showcase their work as part of a group exhibition in AHL Foundation’s gallery in October 2022. Established in 2003, the Contemporary Visual Art Awards is an annual competition open to all contemporary artists of Korean descent active in the United States and is the AHL Foundation’s highlight program. Since 2016, the awards have been supported by the T&W Foundation, established by Wonsook Kim and Thomas Park Clement.

The jurors for this year’s awards were Catherine Haggarty, Adjunct Professor at The School of Visual Arts (SVA) & Co-Founder and Director of The NYC Crit Club, Marshall Price, Chief Curator and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and Celine Wong Katzman, Curator at Rhizome.

Sun You (Bronze Award) is a Seoul born, New York based artist. You has exhibited her work in galleries and museums internationally. Selected exhibition venues include Geary, New York, The Pit, Glendale, Korea Gallery, Korean Cultural Center, New York, Queens Museum, New York, The Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Scotty Enterprise, Berlin, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, and The Suburban, Chicago. You was an artist in residence at Hunter College, Ace Hotel, Marble House Project, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Triangle Arts Association, Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral and the Sharpe and Walentas Studio Program. You’s work has been featured in many publications including Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail. Korea Times. Modern Painters and Widewalls. You heads President Clinton Projects, a curatorial project and co-runs a non-profit gallery, Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York. She is also a co-founder and core-member of An/other New York, a collective of Asian and Asian American visual artists, writers and curators.

The award ceremony will be held at the AHL Foundation’s Annual Gala on October 28, 2022 and an exhibition featuring the works of the winning artists is scheduled for October 2022. For more information on the AHL-T&W Foundation Contemporary Visual Art Awards, visit www.ahlfoundation.org. For any questions or Inquiries, contact info@ahlfoundation.org.