The late NAFDAC boss, Dora Akunyili’s Daughter, Crosby has emerged winner of the 6th edition of the 2016 Canson Prize; an annual award recognizing achievements in art on paper, given to an artist under the age of 50. She beat 4 other artists to the prize; Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze (Nigeria), Bethany Collins (U.S.), LUCY SKAER (U.K.), and David Shrigley (U.K.)
A resident of L.A, Crosby’s work explores themes of memory, transcultural identity, and personal narrativizing. She combines drawing, painting, collage, and image-transfers from personal and found photographs. She will receive a yet to be announced solo show and about $11, 250 worth of Canson paper.
Brett Littman, Director of the Drawing Center and a member of the award’s jury said she was chosen for the “sophistication of her work, her idea of merging the personal narrative with complex cultural issues, and her skill and mastery. Most importantly, she was chosen for her dedication to paper, something she works on constantly, without any fail.”

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