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-- excerpted from the Studio Museum in Harlem announcement --

Congratulations to Caroline Kent for being awarded the Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize by The Studio Museum in Harlem. 

The Prize, one of the most significant awards given to individual artists in the United States today, was established in 2006 by jazz impresario, musician, and philanthropist George Wein to honor his late wife, Joyce Alexander (1928–2005), a long-time Trustee of the Studio Museum and a woman whose life embodied a commitment to the power and possibilities of art and culture. The award recognizes and honors the artistic achievements of an African-American artist who demonstrates great innovation, promise, and creativity.

Envisioned as an extension of the Studio Museum’s mission to support experimentation and excellence in contemporary art, the Prize includes an unrestricted monetary award of $50,000. Wein Prize winners are Robert Pruitt (2022); Cauleen Smith (2020); Torkwase Dyson (2019); Diedrick Brackens (2018); Simone Leigh (2017); Derrick Adams (2016); Njideka Akunyili Crosby (2015); Samuel Levi Jones (2014); Gary Simmons (2013); Jennie C. Jones (2012); Leonardo Drew (2011); Leslie Hewitt (2010); Glenn Ligon (2009); Nadine Robinson (2008); Trenton Doyle Hancock (2007); and Lorna Simpson (2006).

To learn more about the Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize and the remarkable lives of Joyce Alexander and George Wein click here.