Kiki Wang wins John Moores Emerging Art Prize

Kiki Wang (Unit 0, Studio 0-113) is the first winner of the John Moores Emerging Artist Prize, supported by Winsor & Newton and developed to support artists in the early stages of their career. Her award-winning work, Untitled (Loafer), portrays an object of desire, a shoe, at such a close range that the appearance is distorted and the object, and its worth, become unclear.

Sandra Penketh, Executive Director of Galleries said: “With such an exciting selection of work to pick from we’re delighted to be awarding the Emerging Artist Prize to an artist whose work shows such promise. The judges were drawn to the transformative quality of Kiki Xuebing Wang’s painting and we’re all very much looking forward to seeing where she takes her practice in the future.”

John Moores Painting Prize
Walker Art Gallery
William Brown Street
Liverpool L3 8EL

Image: Kiki Wang, Untitled (Loafer), courtesy the artist