The inaugural Faber-Castell International Drawing Award has gone to artist Trisha Donnelly. She’ll take home €15,000 ($18,200). The award is facilitated by Nuremberg, Germany’s Neues Museum, where Ms. Donnelly’s work, along with the other four finalists for the prize, are on view through Oct. 21. ArtDaily first reported the news.
The other artists considered for the prize, which will be presented every three years to an artist who is under 40 and works extensively in drawing, were Sevda Chkoutova, Paulina Olowska, Sabine Moritz and Jorinde Voigt.
The jury, which selected Ms. Donnelly unanimously, was comprised of the following members:
— Sabine Breitwieser, chief curator of media and performance art at the Museum of Modern Art
— Beatrix Ruf, director of the Kunsthalle Zürich
— Chris Dercon, director of Tate Modern in London
— Chus Martínez, director of the curatorial department at Documenta 13 and chief curator at MACBA in Barcelona
— Stella Rollig, director of the Lentos Museum in Linz, Austria
Those seeking some of Ms. Donnelly’s work in New York can visit MoMA’s “Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language” exhibition while waiting patiently for the follow-up to her insanely, austerely beautiful 2010 show at Chelsea’s Casey Kaplan gallery, which has an elegant new website.