WE HAVE A WINNER!
Our judging panel:
Guido Pigni artist, printmaker, founder of PigPrints
Mary Crenshaw artist, painter and printmaker
Monia Pavone master printer at Atelier Giorgio Upiglio and Gate 44
have unanimously decided to award the 2022 PigPrints Residency prize to Simona Prives, from New York, USA, for her work “Aftershock”.
Simona Prives is a Brooklyn-based visual artist whose work includes painting, drawing, and time-based media. Having received her MFA from Pratt Institute, Prives creates animated collages that incorporate a variety of themes and materials. Her work explores the dialectic of growth and decay and examines our complex relationship between the organic and the man-made. Prives has been awarded multiple residencies and fellowships, including the Harvestworks New Works Residency, Vermont Studio Center, the Santa Fe Art Institute Thematic Residency, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, and 4Heads on Governors Island. Prives’ work has been shown in galleries throughout New York and the United States, as well as at the China Arts Museum in Shanghai and in Tokyo, Japan. Recently in 2021, Prives was commissioned by MTA Arts & Design to create a 52 channel, site-specific video installation in Fulton Center, Lower Manhattan. Entitled “Even While The Dust Moves,” the installation is displayed across the 52 large video screens within the Fulton Center complex and Dey Street passage. Hundreds of layers of a wide range of media — including video, drawings, ink paintings, and printmaking — comprise each animated artwork within the larger whole. As travelers move through the three levels of Fulton Center, they are presented with scenes of diverse landmasses and skies, interwoven with reimagined environments on which acrobats, dancers, and workers all move.
Simona Prives is awarded a 1,500 € monetary prize and 2 weeks residency in Milan.
We received submissions from more than 40 countries and nationalities including: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela. Thanks to all the artists who submitted their artworks.