Kade Marsili Accepted into XL Catlin Art Prize | School of Art | Kent State University

Kade Marsili Accepted into XL Catlin Art Prize

Kade Marsili, Boy Sitting Infront of a Tiger Tapestry, 2018
Recent B.F.A. graduate, Kade Marsili, was accepted into the prestigious XL Catlin Art Prize with his painting, “Boy Sitting Infront of a Tiger Tapestry.”  Developed in partnership with the New York Academy of Art, the XL Catlin Art Prize is open to figurative paintings, drawings and prints created by undergraduate and graduate art students.  The competition aims to focus on the reemergence of figurative art in the contemporary art world. XL Catlin submissions went through three juries: Regional Jury, Exhibition Jury and Prize Jury.  The Exhibition Jury includes Carrie Rebora Barratt, Deputy Director for Collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jennie Goldstein, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum, Laura Hoptman, Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, and Kara Vander Weg, Director at Gagosian Gallery.

The forty pieces chosen for the exhibition will tour in the fall of 2018, exhibiting at the San Francisco Art Institute (August 20 – October 7), Linda Warren Projects in Chicago (November 3 – 8) and the New York Academy of Art (November 21 - 29). The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue. 

The Prize Jury, consisting of renowned painters Nicole EisenmanEric Fischl and Amy Sherald, will choose the first and second prize winners when the touring exhibition arrives in New York. First prize is $10,000 and second prize is $3,500. An Audience Award of $1,500 will be awarded via social media. This student art competition has been running in the UK for the past ten years and this is the first year it has been launched in the United States.

“Getting into this exhibition has been a whirlwind of emotions. This is such a great time in my life to receive this opportunity as a recent graduate, and to kick start my career in the arts. Having this recognition for the work I am creating gives me a sense of validation and motivation to continue building my body of work. It has also forced me to face topics I haven’t had to as a student such as properly shipping work. This is so beneficial to my career as it not only serves as a source of motivation and self-worth, but to be able to list San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City on a CV is still mind blowing to me,” said Marsili.

Image: 

Kade Marsili

Boy Sitting Infront of a Tiger Tapestry, 2018

35 x 48 inches, Oil on panel