Each May the American Art Awards organization selects the 25 Best Galleries and Museums in America, then in autumn these revered art institutions vote on online art to decide the world’s best contemporary artists.
America’s 25 Best Galleries scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 64 countries.
Winners in this category are from NIGERIA, RUSSIA, USA, MEXICO, INDIA & LITHUANIA.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: My name is Ezedimbu Bruno Chibuike, I was born in ikeja, lagos, Nigeria in 2000. My first experience as an artist was when I was five years old, it was here that I realized that I had a gift.
My influences and inspiration were form contemporary aspect and several artists in my specialized field.
I believe that being an artist is something that one is born to do and it made me me realize that “art is an expression of the mind, it’s like another dimension where I express my feelings and imaginations”.
I went to study through practical trial and error and self learning, studying the works of several artists. It was here that I further expanded on my knowledge in arts, where I won the best artist of the year for three consecutive years in high school.
I primarily specialize in charcoal and graphite pencil art and I’ve sketch a lot of commission portraits and inspirational arts located in online platform www.instagram.com/brunoart_10.
ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:
Category 8. ART BRUT
1st Place EZEDIMBU BRUNO CHIBUIKE NIGERIA www.instagram.com/brunoart_10 “Tormented” 24x36" Charcoal, pencil, paper.
2nd Place-Tie VICTORIA KHRUSTALEVA RUSSIA https://www.deviantart.com/vkhrustalevaart “Tree Of Death” 50х70cm Gel pen, paper.
2nd Place-Tie KRISTEN EISENBRAUN USA kristeneisenbraun.com “Untitled1” 24x36" Oil on linen on panel.
3rd Place-Tie KYUNGA SHIN USA email@example.com “Struggle In Vain” 18x24" Acrylic on board.
3rd Place-Tie ISMAIL ZUBAIR NIGERIA Izubair97@yahoo.com “Defender” 120x150cm Acrylic and newsprint on canvas.
4th Place-Tie YULIM SEO USA firstname.lastname@example.org “My Universe” 24x18" Acrylic on board.
4th Place-Tie ALEXANDER KUKOVEROV RUSSIA 90x80" https://vk.com/id341349160 “Fear” Oil on canvas.
5th Place-Tie DANIELLE PARK USA email@example.com “Overcomer” 18x24" Acrylic on board on sheet music. art brut
5th Place-Tie JOSÉ MANUEL SCHMILL ORDÓÑEZ MEXICO https://www.facebook.com/JoseManuelSchmill “Vegetable Lover” 40x30cm Oil on canvas.
5th Place-Tie ZHANG RUNPING CHINA firstname.lastname@example.org “Fields Of Tears” 200x200cm Oil on linen.
6th Place-Tie VAMSI DODDAPANENI INDIA http://artvamsi.com “Ägony” 24x27" Acrylic on canvas.
6th Place-Tie NIKITA DULERAIN LITHUANIA http://nikita-art.com/en/home/ “Desoxyribonucleic Acid Jellyfish” 40x30cm Acrylic.
6th Place-Tie VALORIE GUAN USA email@example.com “Nightmare” 10.2×14.6" Oil on canvas.
Click below to see the relaxing hour-long movie revealing 2021’s hundreds of winning artworks:
Artworks from 59 countries won among the 50 categories: paintings, drawings, photography, digital and sculpture. (Americans won more because Americans entered more since the competition is better known here.)
Number of winners per country: Argentina 1, Australia 12, Belarus 2, Belgium 2, Brazil 3, Bulgaria 2, Canada 30, China 85, Croatia 2, Cyprus 1, Denmark 2, England 2, Finland 1, France 7, Georgia 3, Germany 18, Ghana 1, Greece 3, Hungary 2, Japan 1, India 10, Iran 1, Ireland 1, Israel 1, Italy 14, Kazakhstan 1, Kuwait 2, Latvia 6, Lithuania 27, Macedonia 5, Malaysia 2, Mexico 2, Moldova 1, Morocco 1, Netherlands 3, New Zealand 1, Nigeria 8, Norway 1, Oman 1, Pakistan 1, Philippines 5, Poland 8, Republic Of Korea 12, Romania 2, Russia 45, Serbia 1, South Africa 8, Spain 11, Sweden 3, Taiwan 7, Thailand 1, Turkey 3, Uganda 1, UK 10, Ukraine 5, USA 264, Uzbekistan 1, Zambia 1, Zimbabwe 2.
ART COLLECTORS: all winning images and corresponding contact info of all the artists will soon be uploaded to this page:
2021 Winning Artists — American Art AwardsAmerican Art Awards
America’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums were asked to score about 2,000 works from 64 countries.
This year’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums asked to vote on art were:
BEST IN ARIZONA: Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art
BEST IN CALIFORNIA: Revolver Gallery
BEST IN COLORADO: Mirada Fine Art
BEST IN FLORIDA: Art Fusion Galleries
BEST IN HAWAII: Sunshine Arts
BEST IN ILLINOIS: Trickster Cultural Center
BEST IN IOWA: Moberg Gallery
BEST IN KANSAS: Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
BEST IN KENTUCKY: E&S Gallery
BEST IN LOUISIANA: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
BEST IN MASSACHUSETTS: Boston Sculptors Gallery
BEST IN MISSOURI: Hilliard Gallery
BEST IN MONTANA: Dana Gallery
BEST IN NEBRASKA: Kiechel Fine Art
BEST IN NEVADA: Metropolitan Gallery Las Vegas Art Museum
BEST IN NEW JERSEY: Evalyn Dunn Gallery
BEST IN NEW YORK: LIK SOHO
BEST IN NEW MEXICO: GF Contemporary
BEST IN NORTH CAROLINA: The Arts Council of Fayetteville| Cumberland County
BEST IN SOUTH CAROLINA: Mary Martin Galleries Of Fine Art
BEST IN SOUTH DAKOTA: South Dakota Art Museum
BEST IN TENNESSEE: Stanford Fine Art
BEST IN TEXAS: Ao5
BEST IN WASHINGTON: Maryhill Museum of Art
BEST IN WEST VIRGINIA: Parkersburg Art Center