The Recharge New Surrealist Prize
The Recharge New Surrealist Prize is a $7,000 award for painters who are working in the New Surrealist Style and living in the United States and/or U.S. Territories. The award, formerly known as the Recharge Foundation Fellowship for New Surrealist Art, is administered by NYFA, with funding provided by the Gu Family of the Recharge Foundation.
This is the final cycle for this award.
Application Opened: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Application Closed: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Applicants Notified: Spring/Summer 2024
ABOUT THE NEW SURREALIST STYLE
The New Surrealist style is an extension of the Surrealist movement, which was at its height in the 1920s. Artists working within this style combine imagery in uncanny and unexpected manners.
New Surrealist art is a contemporary artistic movement that revitalizes Surrealism’s spirit. It combines traditional painting techniques with innovative concepts, creating dreamlike, irrational, and emotionally resonant works. This genre continues Surrealism’s tradition of provoking intellectual and emotional responses, offering fresh perspectives on the intricacies of the human psyche in today’s ever-changing world.
- 18 years or older by the application deadline date.
- Applicants must be working in the New Surrealist style.
- Applicants must be painters. NYFA defines painting as a work that involves applying paint on any kind of surface.
- Current residents of the United States and/or one of the U.S territories.
- Are not a current NYFA employee or have been in the last 12 months, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, or immediate family member of any of the aforementioned, or an immediate family member of a 2023-2024 panelist.
Students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs are eligible to apply.
2021 RECHARGE NEW SURREALIST PRIZE RECIPIENT
NYFA has announced John Hrehov as the 2021 recipient of its Recharge New Surrealist Prize. Hrehov, who lives in Fort Wayne, IN, portrays objects and scenes from his home and neighborhood in paintings and drawings that underscore the miraculous in the everyday.
2019 RECHARGE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT
Jan Harrison was the first-ever recipient of the Recharge Foundation Fellowship Award for New Surrealist Art (now Recharge New Surrealist Prize). Harrison, who lives in Kingston, NY, is a painter and sculptor whose work involves empathy with the animal nature and animal/human interface as it relates to the collective psyche.
ABOUT THE RECHARGE FOUNDATION
The Recharge Foundation is a private non-profit organization that aims to promote cross-cultural craftsmanship preservation and create dialogues between antiques, high jewelry, fine arts, and technology. Founded as a private archive from a single family and an affiliate organization of Recharge Capital, Recharge Foundation evolved from a family passion to a platform with international ambitions. In addition to special projects and exhibitions, the foundation provides grants like the Recharge New Surrealist Prize to support contemporary artists, craftsmen, and designers.
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Image Credit (Detail): Jan Harrison, BALANCE, 2015, Photo Credit: Nancy Donskoj