James Cohan congratulates Alison Elizabeth Taylor on being awarded the 2022 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Prize. Taylor's winning work, Anthony Cuts under the Williamsburg Bridge - Morning, 2021, will be featured in The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today, a major exhibition on view at the National Portrait Gallery from April 30, 2022, through February 26, 2023, which will subsequently travel to other museums across the United States.
The National Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition celebrates excellence in the art of portraiture. It is the realization of Virginia Outwin Boochever’s gift to the Smithsonian and the nation, a testament to the transformative power of one individual to make an impact. Every three years, artists living and working in the United States are invited by the museum to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts. The selected artworks reflect the compelling and diverse approaches contemporary artists are using to tell the American story through portraiture.