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Josh Mannis
NADA Artadia Award
New York 2017

Josh Mannis, "Going Through the Rough Way," 2017

Josh Mannis, "Going Through the Rough Way," 2017

Josh Mannis received NADA Artadia Award at NADA New York 2017, a $5,000 unrestricted, merit-based Award granted to one artist exhibiting at the fair.

Mannis’ work was exhibited at Galerie Éric Hussenot, booth 4.05 at NADA New York. A jury comprising two renowned curators, Gianni Jetzer, Curator-at-Large, The Hirshhorn, and Rebecca Shaykin, Leon Levy Assistant Curator, The Jewish Museum, selected Mannis.

Jurors Jetzer and Shaykin said of Mannis: “The work of Josh Mannis stands out in today’s realm of figurative painting. His effortless combination of art history tracing an arc from Neue Sachlichkeit to Sinister Pop is countered by postcard views of American politics. The protagonists of his paintings live in a feverish dream that is fueled by conspiracy and ultimately violence.”

Heather Hubbs, Executive Director, NADA, and Carolyn Ramo, Executive Director, Artadia, articulated the intention behind the Award: “We are thrilled to be recognizing Josh Mannis’ work at NADA New York – with the fair, we champion the galleries, and with the NADA Artadia Award, we champion the artists. In this exciting week full of so many dynamic participants, it’s important to recognize the individuals behind the objects we admire.”

About the NADA Artadia Award

The NADA Artadia Award is a collaborative, unrestricted Award presented at NADA art fairs. The Award recipient is chosen by a jury of two renowned curators on the opening day of the fair and publicly announced later that day. The selected artists receive all of the lifetime benefits of the Artadia Awards program, including access to Artadia’s national network and the option to participate in Artadia’s ongoing programs, exhibitions, and professional services.