In Category 12, EXPRESSIONISM – HUMAN FIGURE, galleries gave USA’s Bob Doucette 1st and 2nd Place, 3rd to Jodi Bonassi. Both 4th and 5th went to Poland’s Wojciech Babski. Tied for 6th was Canadian Chantal Julien and American Iryna Lialko.
2016 AMERICAN ART AWARDS WINNING ARTISTS FOR CATEGORY 12. EXPRESSIONISM – HUMAN FIGURE:
1ST PLACE: BOB DOUCETTE, USA, www.bobdoucette.com, “Throng” 36 x 48” Acrylic on canvas.
2ND PLACE: BOB DOUCETTE, USA, www.bobdoucette.com, “Public Beach” 30 x 40” Acrylic on canvas.
3RD PLACE: JODI BONASSI, USA, www.jodibonassiart.com, “Dan Tana’s” 36 x 48″ Oil on canvas.
4TH PLACE: WOJCIECH BABSKI, POLAND, http://wojciechbabski.wix.com/paintings, “Feelings 3″ 63 x 63″ Acrylic on canvas.
5TH PLACE: WOJCIECH BABSKI, POLAND, http://wojciechbabski.wix.com/paintings, “All That Jazz” 71 x 47″ Acrylic on canvas.
6TH – TIE: CHANTAL JULIEN, CANADA, www.chantaljulien.com, “Here Is Your Change” 36 x 24″ Oil on canvas.
6TH – TIE: IRYNA LIALKO, USA, instagram@iryna_lialko, “Coffee Gathering” 30 x 60″ Diptych. Oil, canvas, coffee grains, gold-leaf, charcoal.
Bio on 1st & 2nd place winner the incredibly talented BOB DOUCETTE!
Bob Doucette’s whimsical and highly saturated images come from the world of dreams. Sometimes bordering on psychedelic, his imagery is a product of a decade of theater work which included lots of puppet design and twenty three years in the world of animation. As a young boy he was denied the right to own dolls which propelled him to create his own. The repressed desire for dolls remains a driving force for his doll-like imagery. By tapping into his unconscious thoughts and the collective consciousness he is able to be personal and universal with his themes.
Bob earned a BFA at RISD and an MFA at CalARTS and studied both illustration and animation. His independently animated films won him many prestigious awards and honors and his MFA thesis film Pink Triangle is in the permanent collection at the New York Public Library. His Ben Franklin doll, created for the White House Christmas tree in 1999, is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian. Many of his dolls are in the private collection of Demi Moore and have been featured in magazines articles, TV programs and sold in galleries. He was born in Waterville, Maine and at present lives in Los Angeles California with his husband.
SEE MORE OF BOB DOUCETTE’S WORK HERE: www.bobdoucette.com
ARTISTS CAN ENTER FOR 2017 HERE: www.AmericanArtAwards.com
*All images used provided courtesy of the American Art Awards and winning Artists.