Yi Xin Tong, "Post-Lithic Breakables," archival metallic c-prints, four parts, 18” X 24”.
BMO 1st Art! Honours Undergrad Artists
The BMO 1st Art! prize has named undergrad artists from Canada’s top visual arts programs winners of their annual awards. Deans and instructors from visual art programs across the country are each asked to nominate three students from their programs, and winners are chosen in each province and territory by a selection committee, in 2012 including Jake Moore of Concordia’s FOFA Gallery, Candice Hopkins of the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery’s Kathleen Ritter, curator Nicholas Brown, and Gilles Ouellette and Dawn Cain of BMO.
The grand prize of $10,000 this year went to Mika Goodfriend of Concordia, with western regional winners (who each received $5,000) including Yi Xin Tong of Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts, Noor ul Ain of Alberta College of Art + Design, Agnes Neufeld of the University of Manitoba School of Art, Lavinia Van Heuvelen of Nunavut Arctic College, Kristin Poenn of the Yukon School of Visual Arts, and Anita Miles of the University of Regina.