We are delighted to announce the recipients of the Ingram Prize 2021:
The winner of the 2021 Founder’s Choice Award, selected by Chris Ingram, is:
James Dearlove for Figures on a Bed.
This year’s Ingram Prize encompassed a variety of themes, including the environment, queer-femme experience, body image, immigration, and the pandemic, with the shortlisted finalists – from countries as diverse as Afghanistan, Denmark and New Zealand, France, Ukraine and Trinidad & Tobago – entering work in a broad variety of different media, from ceramics, oils, and watercolour, to video, tapestry, and found/recycled objects.
Jo Baring, Director of The Ingram Collection, said “The 2021 Ingram Prize exhibition showed the vibrancy, energy and variety of contemporary art being made in the UK today. As the leading annual prize for contemporary artists in the UK, the Ingram Prize was set up to support and celebrate artistic talent, and whilst selecting the winners is always an impossible task, we are thrilled with the four works that will be joining The Ingram Collection. “
The work of the winners will join The Ingram Collection, with one of the artists to be offered a solo exhibition at The Lightbox gallery and museum in 2022. All the 2021 finalists have been offered the opportunity to apply for an artist residency project in 2022, in partnership with Hestercombe Gallery in Somerset.