The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of works that redefine the parameters of contemporary art. The annual prize, now in its 14th year, provides a platform for both established and emerging practitioners from across the globe, supporting and enhancing their careers through £6000 prize money, exhibition, publication and talent development.

The Art Prize longlists and shortlists works submitted from thousands of entries each year from across the globe, and is open to works in any genre, and on any theme, however, it is particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world.

The 19 shortlisted artists for this year’s prize will show their work in an exhibition that runs from May 27 – September 28, 2021 at York Art Gallery in York, England. 

I am honoured that two of my images have been shortlisted for the 2021 Art Prize. 

A precursor to the exhibition is the four-day Future Now Symposium that will live stream this year from April 28 – May 1, 2021. I will be participating in the symposium on Saturday May 1st, at 11a.m. EST, in an Artist Talk along with six other shortlisted artists. 

The two images above (click on image to enlarge and view both) have been shortlisted for the Art Prize. The first photograph, “The Fall” shows the two supply pipes that bring water down the escarpment and into the Eugenia Power Station in Grey County, Ontario. The second image, “Twins”, shows the two exhaust stacks on top of a natural gas powered hydro-electric plant in downtown Toronto.