The Newport Biennial 2022

January 8, 2022 - May 29, 2022

The juried exhibition is one of the Newport Art Museum’s longest standing traditions. For over 30 years, it has included an array of works of art in all media. Now called “The Newport Biennial,” this exhibition features the work of New England artists and showcases the fresh approaches to art making in the region. After the events of 2020 and 2021, we hope that this is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the resilience and creativity of today’s artists.

This year’s juror is: Dr. Kimberli Gant, the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum.

About Dr. Gant

Kimberli Gant, PhD is the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum. She has held curatorial positions at the Newark Museum, The Contemporary Austin, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art. She has curated numerous exhibitions including Brendan Fernandes: Bodily Forms, Multiple Modernisms, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place, and De-Luxe. Kimberli holds Art History degrees from the University of Texas Austin, Columbia University, and Pitzer College.

In addition to selecting featured artists for The Newport Biennial exhibition, the juror will also award the following cash prizes:

Best-in-Show: $1000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $300

Featured Artists:

Penny Ashford, Jillian Barber, Meris Barreto, Reenie Barrow, Rebecca Boxx, Nicole Browning, Wendy Brusick, Semaj Campbell, Howard Cannon, Rick Catallozzi, Diana Cheren Nygren, Nicole Chesney, Alexandra Chiou, Daniel Clayman, Birchfield Coffey, Nicholas Costopoulos, Robin Crocker, Sonja Czekalski, James Dye, Katie Dye, Deb Ehrens, Bethany Engstrom, Jamaal Eversley, Natalie Featherston, Mark Fernandez, Gail Fischer, Carol FitzSimonds, Ira Garber, Natasha Harrison, Anna Hitchcock, Kathy Hodge, Peter Hussey, Erica Licea-Kane, Rebecca Klementovich, Peter Landry, Scott Lapham, Elizabeth Lind, Pascale Lord, Saberah Malik, Kristen Mallia, Susan Mead Matthews, Eileen McCarney Muldoon, Nick McKnight, Heather McMordie, Chil Mott, Paul M. Murray, Kat O’Connor, Hillel O’Leary, Stephanie Osser, Agustín Patiño, Elizabeth K. Peña-Alvarez, Ponnapa Prakkamakul, Ellen Pratte, Mariana Ramos Ortiz, Suzanne Révy, Nina Ruelle, Lilla Samson, Ellen Schiffman, Janice Smyth, Derrick A Te Paske, Julie Angela Theresa, Lisa May Tobin, Carrie Usmar, Nadya Volicer, Jennifer Walker, David Weyermann, Mark Wholey, and Caren Winnall.

Image above:
Detail of Deb Ehrens, Peony Breeze, 2020, Archival pigment print, Courtesy of the Artist.
Image on Previous screen:
Susan Mead Matthews, Tufted Rug with Knit Appendage, 2021, Wool, polyester fill, Courtesy of the Artist.
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