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Maria Carbonell // BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2015 Shortlist

Maria Carbonell // BP Portrait Award Exhibition 2015 Shortlist
The red chair, 2015, oil on board, 150 × 150 cm, courtesy of the artist.

It's the third year in a row that art:i:curate artist Maria Carbonell gets shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award Exhibition, one of the most prestigious portrait painting competitions in the world. 


The Portrait Award, sponsored by BP, is running for thirty-six years at the National Portrait Gallery with a first prize mounting up to £30,000, and a total prize fund of £61,000. The Award aims at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work and is open to everyone aged 18 and over.


Amongst this year's judging panel are Pim Baxter, deputy director of National Portrait Gallery, historian Simon Schama, curator Sarah Howgate, artist Peter Monkman, Kim Mawhinney, head of art at National Museums Northern Ireland, and Des Violaris, the director of UK arts and culture for BP.


The BP Portrait Award 2015 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery, London, from Thursday 18th of June to Sunday 20th of September 2015.



Mrs. Bryan, 2011, oil on canvas, 128 x 50 cm, courtesy of the artist.



Maria Carbonell is a visual artist living and working in Spain. She holds a PhD in Fine Arts from San Carlos Faculty of Fine Arts, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain (2005). She was a finalist of BP Portrait Award, London for two consequent years (2014, 2015). She has exhibited in solo and group shows including 'New Figuration', 3 Punts Galerie (Berlin, 2013); 'Figurativas 2013', MEAM - Museu Europeu d'Art Modern (Barcelona, 2013); 'Those who look', BJ Art Gallery (Paris, 2013); 'Miscellaneous works', Palacio de Garcigrande de Caja España – Caja Duero (Salamanca, 2012).


Collect painting by Maria Carbonell.

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