Josiah McElhney, Theaster Gates and Julie Mehretu are among the nominees for the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2014 Biennial James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize.
The prize was established in 2001 to recognize an artist younger than 50 who has produced a significant body of work and consistently demonstrates exceptional creativity. The $25,000 award is intended to encourage the artist’s future development and experimentation. Previous winners include Kathy Butterly, Pierre Huyghe, Mark Dion, Jessica Stockholder, Matthew Coolidge, Andrea Zittel, Kara Walker, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Liz Larner and Jorge Pardo.
The winner of the 2014 prize will be announced in November.
Pictured is Julie Mehretu’s ‘Adhering to Lost Lines’ (2014) which will be on display at White Cube São Paulo as part of the artist’s major solo exhibition ‘The Mathematics of Droves’, 1 September to 1 November 2014.
Julie Mehretu ‘Adhering to Lost Lines’ 2014 Ink and acrylic on canvas 120 x 84 in. (304.8 x 213.4 cm)
© Julie Mehretu Photo: Jason Mandella Courtesy White Cube