The NADA New York art fair announced this afternoon that the incredibly named Brooklyn-based artist Summer Wheat has won the 2016 NADA Artadia Award, given to one artist whose work was exhibited at the fair, and selected by Ian Alteveer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Amanda Hunt. Wheat, whose work is on view with New York’s Fridman Gallery, will receive an unrestricted gift of $5,000.
In a joint statement, Alteveer and Hunt said: “Selecting the 2016 NADA Artadia Awardee has been a great experience that made us look at the fair with a different purpose. We were intrigued by Summer Wheat’s process and use of material, pushing the boundaries of acrylic paint to create works that are compelling and visceral, and are thrilled that the award goes directly to the artist in Artadia’s great tradition.”
NADA New York is open to the public through Sunday.