We are pleased to announce the winners of the Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing


Brandon Brown, "Dust Balls"

Brandon Brown is a writer based in El Cerrito, CA. His most recent books are The Good Life (Big Lucks) and Top 40 (Roof). His work has appeared recently in Art in America, The Best American Experimental Writing, Fanzine, Oberon, and Open Space. He is also the author, with J. Gordon Faylor, of three volumes of Christmas poems, most recently The Cloth Bag. He is an editor at Krupskaya and occasionally publishes small press materials under the imprint OMG! In 2018, Wonder will publish a new full length book, The Four Seasons.

Honorable Mention

Blessy Augustine, "Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016"

Blessy Augustine
is a writer based in New Delhi. She has an MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts, New York. Her work has appeared in publications such as Art in America, Blouin Artinfo India, Degree Critical, Mint, The Hindu Business Line and Time Out Delhi.

Honorable Mention

Alexander Castro, "Outside the Manege"

Alexander Castro
(b. 1992) is a writer based in Massachusetts. His journalism regularly appears in Big Red & Shiny, Mercury, GLASS Quarterly and Art New England. In 2017, the Rhode Island Press Association named him a Notable New Reporter. He is currently working on a collection of essays that combine research, memoir and criticism. OhNoCastro.com