World’s Best Surrealists Named By America’s 25 Best Galleries: ŻYNGIEL, LEE, VODESIL-BARUFFI, PROMIŃSKA, GALICANO, PURUSHOTHAMAN, MINKEVICIUS, PARK, HADJINIKOLOVA & KANG / 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.
The 25 Best GALLERIES + MUSEUMS In America, 2021 — American Art AwardsAmerican Art Awards
The AAA board chooses only one gallery or museum per state per year. Among other criteria, selections are based on…
America’s Best Galleries & Museums scored almost 2,000 works in 50 categories from 64 countries.
Winners in Category 40 are from POLAND, USA, AUSTRALIA, PHILIPPINES, INDIA, LITHUANIA & BULGARIA.
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Krzysztof Żyngiel-artist, painter of Polish-Lithuanian origin, born in 1982 in Częstochowa. Winner of numerous national and international competitions. In 2005, the artist graduated from the Academy of Jan Długosz in Częstochowa, he defended his diploma with honors. In 2005, he received a distinction from Tomasz Sętowski for a drawing showing “a fantastic vision of a baroque female bust”. For many years he has been taking part in numerous exhibitions in Poland and abroad.
One of the most interesting experiences for Krzysztof Żyngiel was presenting his work alongside other Polish painters at the Metamorphoses exhibition. The works of over 60 artists came from the private collection of the Kruzyce family. Krzysztof Żyngiel was recognized as one of the 13 most popular Polish painters of the young generation in 2009. In 2010, the artist was officially included in the group of the world’s greatest painting artists. Undoubtedly, a distinction in 2017 was the nomination from Mondial Art Academia for its ambassador in Poland. The selection was made by an international group of titled and well-known artists from all over the world. At the same time, in 2017, Mondial Art Academia released an album of world painting, where she published two works by Krzysztof Żyngiel. She also awarded him a silver medal in the international surrealists’ competition for the painting “Oceanic Gravedigger”. In 2018, the painter joined the Association of Polish Artists and Designers and started using a pseudonym and signing his works as Animus. www.krzysztofzyngiel.com
BIO OF 1ST PLACE WINNER: Gian Lee was born in 2004 in New York City. She currently attends high school at the Academy of the Holy Angels in NJ and is planning to study art in college. She enjoys working with different mediums and exploring new types of art. She has won a few awards so far including regional awards from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards as well as the Congressional Art Awards.
ARTIST CONTACTS FOR ART COLLECTORS:
Category 40. SURREALISM
1st Place-Tie KRZYSZTOF ŻYNGIEL POLAND www.krzysztofzyngiel.com “Enchanted Laboratory” 100x130cm Oil on canvas.
1st Place-Tie GIAN LEE USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Forbidden Still Life” 18x24" Oil paint on board.
2nd Place-Tie JANA VODESIL-BARUFFI AUSTRALIA www.janavodesil.com “Crossroads” 121x100cm Oil on canvas.
2nd Place-Tie MARTA PROMIŃSKA POLAND www.martaprominska.com “Beyond The Gates” 100x100cm Oil on canvas.
3rd Place ROMULO GALICANO PHILIPPINES www.romulogalicano.com “The Apocalypse” 96x90" Oil on canvas.
4th Place-Tie KRZYSZTOF ŻYNGIEL POLAND www.krzysztofzyngiel.com “Psychomusic” 80x120cm Oil on canvas.
4th Place-Tie GIAN LEE USA email@example.com
“Left Behind” 24x18" Acrylic on canvas.
4th Place-Tie CHAITALI V. PURUSHOTHAMAN INDIA 24x24" firstname.lastname@example.org “Shades Of Life Through Music” Acrylic.
5th Place GIAN LEE USA email@example.com
“Eyes Of The Beholder” 18x18" Pencil and colored pencil on bristol paper.
6th Place-Tie RYTIS MINKEVICIUS LITHUANIA https://minkeviciusart.lt/ “Evolution” 100x70cm Oil on canvas.
6th Place-Tie GAEUN PARK USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“Nature Of The Human Relationship : The Way How To Love Each Other” 18x24" Acrylic painting on board.
6th Place-Tie ELEONORA HADJINIKOLOVA BULGARIA email@example.com
“Enemies Before They Become Friends” 115x100cm Oil on canvas.
6th Place-Tie ALYSSA KANG USA firstname.lastname@example.org
“My Childhood Bike” 18x24” Pastel on paper.
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