The Freelands Painting Prize celebrates outstanding painting practice at undergraduate level, culminating in an exhibition at the Freelands Foundation gallery in London later this year. Launched in 2020, the prize extends the Foundation’s ongoing support for artists, emerging practices and art education. The Foundation invites every higher education institution in the UK that offers a BA Fine Art or Painting course to nominate a final year student to submit a work for the prize; either a painting or a work exploring painting in the expanded field.
This year Chrysa was nominated by Pip Dickens, Fine Art Lecturer (Painting) who says: "It's not easy to select a student to nominate especially this year where the painting quality is high and range so vast. However, Chrysa was an automatic choice for our shortlist for the Prize and we are thrilled that out of some 60 institutions, LICA's nomination will be one of just 12 undergraduate winners exhibiting their work, probably for the first time, in a London venue. It's a superb kickstart to their painting career.
"This is the second time a LICA student has won the Freelands Painting Prize. Our previous winner was Georgina Harrison. We are immensely proud of these two outcomes given the Prize only launched in 2020."
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