World’s Best Art Brut Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: CHIBUIKE, KHRUSTALEVA, EISENBRAUN, SHIN, ZUBAIR, SEO, KUKOVEROV, PARK, SCHMILL ORDÓÑEZ, RUNPING, DODDAPANENI, DULERAIN & GUAN/ 2021 AMERICAN ART AWARDS

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 laceyshin12@gmail.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 annieyulimm@gmail.com “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 daniellewithgod@gmail.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 664316127@qq.com “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 valorieguan@outlook.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:

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

ENTER OR GET AN OFFICIAL GALLERY RATING:

www.AmericanArtAwards.com

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Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books (6 volumes of art). President of American Art Awards