The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art is an annual exhibition that recognizes ten outstanding Florida artists. The artists range from emerging to mid-career, with significant achievements and exhibitions under their belts.

The artists to be featured in the next Florida Prize in Contemporary Art at the Orlando Museum of Art include:

  • Domingo Castillo: Miami-based artist has received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2015), South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship (2012), and the Miami New Times Mastermind Grant (2012), among others.
  • William Cordova: Peruvian-born artist whose site-specific work deals with issues of transition and displacement.
  • Coco Fusco: Interdisciplinary artist and writer, and the Andrew Banks Endowed Professor of Art at the University of Florida. Fusco recently hosted a screening of her TED Talk at the Orlando Museum of Art. More on that HERE.
  • Mark Gerstein: Award-winning filmmaker and Associate Professor of Film at UCF. Credits include, Rogue Moone, The Pickle, The Cape, and The Final Days. 
  • Aramis Gutierrez:Miami-based painter and man of few words.
  • Dana Hargrove: Born in Scotland, but based in Orlando.
  • Lisa Iglesias: Gainesville-based artist. 
  • Carl Juste: A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and founder of the IPC Visual Lab, where he teaches.
  • Ralph Provisero: Miami-based contemporary American artist with an MFA from the University of Miami School of Art and Art History.
  • Chase Westfall: Hailing from Gainesville, Westfall’s work looks at the cultural meaning and societal function of violence.

The exhibition’s Opening Preview Party will be held on June 2, from 7-10 p.m. The exhibit will run through August 20, 2017.


Aramis Gutierrez Morgana, 201548 x 60 in. Oil on canvas Courtesy of the artist. © Aramis Gutierrez. Image courtesy of Markus Haugg.
Carl Juste Mask, 1993 Giclée print with archival paper and ink 30 x 40 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Carl Juste / Iris PhotoCollective. Image courtesy of the artist.


Chase Westfall Untitled (Confederacy), 2015 Oil on canvas 60 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Chase Westfall. Image courtesy of the artist.


Coco Fusco Y entonces el mar te habla (And the Sea Will Talk to You), 2012 Installation view, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2012 45 minute single channel digital film Dimensions variable Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York © 2017 Coco Fusco/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York


Dana Hargrove Cairn , 2013Acrylic on uncut mdf, 5 panels, relief painting 130 x 48 in. Courtesy of Bridgette Mayer Gallery. © Dana Hargrove Image courtesy of Snap! Orlando


Domingo Castillo Cosey Fanni Tutti, Time To Tell 2016 Music Video TRT: 27:00 minutes Directed by Domingo Castillo


William Cordova untitled (whipala), 2016 Mixed media, collage on paper 72 x 180 in. Courtesy of the artist © William Cordova. Image courtesy of the artist.

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