Luther Konadu has won the Salt Spring Art Prize. The Winnipeg artist won based on his work Figure as Index, and he receives $15,000 plus an artist residency on Salt Spring Island.
The prize was juried by artist Sandra Meigs, critic David Balzer and curator cheyanne turions. In a release, Balzer noted Konadu’s work was “clever and confrontational; humorous and challenging and expansive in its interrogation of photography as meaning and form.”
Earlier his year, Konadu won the 2019 New Generation Photography Award and the BMO 1st Art! Competition as well. His art is currently on view in a group exhibition the National Gallery of Canada, and a solo show of his work, titled “Gestures on Portrayal,” opens later this month at Paved Arts in Saskatoon.