#Outwin2022

EXHIBITION

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.

2022

Prize Winners

Anthony Cuts under the Williamsburg Bridge, Morning
First Prize

Alison Elizabeth Taylor

Anthony Cuts under the Williamsburg Bridge, Morning

Marquetry hybrid (wood veneers, oil paint, acrylic paint, inkjet prints, shellac, and sawdust on wood), 2020

Elizah Leonard
Second Prize

Tom Jones

Elizah Leonard

Inkjet print with beads, rhinestones, and shells, 2019

untitled (man)
Third Prize

Pao Houa Her

untitled (man)

Inkjet print, 2019

Killed Negative #13 / After Arthur Rothstein
Commended

Joel Daniel Phillips with Quraysh Ali Lansana

Killed Negative #13 / After Arthur Rothstein

Charcoal, graphite, and ink on paper, 2020

Self-Portrait of the Artist
Commended

Stuart Robertson

Self-Portrait of the Artist

Aluminum, earth, acrylic paint, enamel, paper, metallic bubble wrap, sequins, and gold foil on wood, 2020

People of the Sun (Grandma and Grandpa Santana)
Commended

Vincent Valdez

People of the Sun (Grandma and Grandpa Santana)

Oil on canvas, 2019

Milk
Commended

Elsa María Meléndez

Milk

Canvas with silkscreen, embroidery, ink, and other textiles, 2020

Finalists

American Woman

Holly Bass

American Woman

Performance (approx. 7 hours) and digital video with sound (16:19 min.), 2021

Thank you Jesus, for what you are going to do

Lois Bielefeld

Thank you Jesus, for what you are going to do

Digital video with sound (19:53 min.), 2020

Travis (After the Fall)

Gustave Blache III

Travis (After the Fall)

Oil on wood, 31.8 x 53.3 cm (12 x 21 in.), 2019

Glen Eden

Rebecca Blandón

Glen Eden

Digital video with sound (14:28 min.), 2020

The Gallegos Twins from Belen, NM

Frank Blazquez

The Gallegos Twins from Belen, NM

Inkjet print, 2019

Glimpse

Clarissa Bonet

Glimpse

Inkjet print, 2019

Bertha, I’d like to know where you got the notion

Donna Castellanos

Bertha, I’d like to know where you got the notion

Fabric, zippers, pin cushions, snaps, paper packaging, knitting needles, and other sewing notions, 2020

Shira and Sarah

Jess T. Dugan

Shira and Sarah

Inkjet print, 2020

Essex Boston & Family 1

Michelle Elzay

Essex Boston & Family 1

Dye transfer prints, 2019–20

Bride

TR Ericsson

Bride

Nicotine on gessoed wood, 2019

the un-doing

Adama Delphine Fawundu

the un-doing

Digital video on framed monitor, with sound (12:41 min.), 2021

Taishya, Riding High over the Ocean of Storms

Paula Gillen

Taishya, Riding High over the Ocean of Storms

Inkjet print, 2019

Refugees Crossing the Border Wall into South Texas

Rigoberto A. Gonzalez

Refugees Crossing the Border Wall into South Texas

Oil on linen, 2020

Kyung’s Gift in Pojagi

Kira Nam Greene

Kyung’s Gift in Pojagi

Oil, gouache, colored pencil, and acrylic ink on canvas, 2019

Cutting Edge

Inga Guzyte

Cutting Edge

Wood and used skateboards, 2020

Silia

Mari Hernandez

Silia

Inkjet print, 2020

Dad, at Manmade Pond

David Hilliard

Dad, at Manmade Pond

Inkjet prints, 2020

Firefly

Keegan Holden

Firefly

Inkjet print, 2019

Toast

Laura Karetzky

Toast

Oil on wood, 2019

A portrait of the comet boy as a bearer of memories

Timothy Lee

A portrait of the comet boy as a bearer of memories

Silk, heat-transfer ink, gold leaf, and oil on canvas, 2019

Risk Picture: Achy Obejas

Riva Lehrer

Risk Picture: Achy Obejas

Charcoal, paper, thread, glass, fluorite, wire, and other media, 2020

Gracie

Jarod Lew

Gracie

Inkjet print, 2019 (printed 2021)

2020 (Temma with her father and her Aunt Amy’s quilt)

Tim Lowly

2020 (Temma with her father and her Aunt Amy’s quilt)

Graphite on board, 2020

She Waited for Her Family from This Point in Place

Khánh H. Lê

She Waited for Her Family from This Point in Place

Acrylic paint, paper, and plastic jewels on canvas, 2021

Cherry

Narsiso Martinez

Cherry

Ink, gouache, charcoal, metallic paint, and other media, 2020

Minty, Kayla, Leyah, and Layla, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Rania Matar

Minty, Kayla, Leyah, and Layla, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Inkjet print, 2020

Promise Me

Cheryl Mukherji

Promise Me

Digital video with sound (7:37 min.), 2020

Customer Service Representative

Marianna T. Olague

Customer Service Representative

Oil on canvas, 2020

Wild Flowers

Maia Cruz Palileo

Wild Flowers

Oil on canvas, 2019

Portrait of Jael

Melissa Ann Pinney

Portrait of Jael

Inkjet print, 2019

In Love with My Best Friend

Robert Schefman

In Love with My Best Friend

Oil on canvas, 2019

Darkroom Mirror (0X5A0752)

Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Darkroom Mirror (0X5A0752)

Inkjet print, 2019

Growing Up Ethan

Josephine Sittenfeld

Growing Up Ethan

Digital video with sound (15:20 min.), 2019

Shana, December 19

Grade Solomon

Shana, December 19

Inkjet print, 2020

Deeper into the Isolation of Self Information and Gender

Ilene Spiewak

Deeper into the Isolation of Self Information and Gender

Acrylic paint and charcoal on canvas, 2020

Exhibition Photos

Semifinalists

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. Luoto
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