The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today presents 42 portraits selected through an open call that garnered more than 2,700 entries from artists working across the United States and Puerto Rico. The artists responded with works that engage contemporary society, many providing new insights into the unprecedented reality we have experienced in the time surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The selected finalists create artworks in a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, textiles, video, and performance. They demonstrate how capacious and changing the genre of portraiture can be, and illuminate the genre’s power to make visible a multitude of life experiences.

On view at NPG April 30, 2022 – February 26, 2023

Prize Winners

Exhibition Photos

Sobia Ahmad
Sama Alshaibi
Adrian Armstrong
Johannes Barfield
Ria Brodell
Annette LeMay Burke
Howard Carr
Bhasha Chakrabarti
Paul D'Amato
Fred Danziger
Jeremy Davis
Christian Dixon
Susan Doster
Andrew Feiler
Deb Fong
Miguel Gandert
Ghazal Ghazi
June Glasson
Daniel Goncalves
Rebecca Greenfield
Kelly Harmon
Phung Huynh
Dawn Kim
Dong Kyu Kim
Stacey Lorinczi
Jamie L. Louto
Gayle Madeira
Lisa McCleary
J.J. McCracken
Ania Moussawel
Steve Ozone
Catherine Panebianco
Marybeth Rothman
Laurie Steelink
Lendl Tellington
Shawn Michael Warren
Sara J. Winston