“The Florida Prize is incredibly important, it’s one of the greatest things this museum does to recognize cutting-edge contemporary artists in the state of Florida.”-AARON DE GROFT, CEO OF ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART
Following a successful opening, the Orlando Museum of Art has announced that, for the first time in the history of the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art exhibition, two local Orlando artists were the recipients of the Florida Prize award and the People’s Choice award.
Robert Rivers was awarded the 2021 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art and the “People’s Choice,” which was voted on during the Florida Prize Exhibition Exhibition Preview Party by the guests, was awarded to Matthew Cornell.
The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art is organized by the Orlando Museum of Art to bring new recognition to the most progressive, cutting-edge artists in the State. Artists range from emerging to mid-career, often with distinguished records of exhibitions and awards that reflect recognition at national and international levels.
The Florida Prize winner, Robert Rivers who lives in Maitland, Florida, is a UCF professor and an accomplished draftsman and printmaker.