Prix Louis-Comtois

The Prix Louis-Comtois was created in 1991 by the Contemporary Art Galleries Association to recognize excellence in visual arts and craft. The award, which is overseen jointly by AGAC and the Ville de Montréal, supports and promotes the work of an artist who has distinguished himself or herself in Montreal’s contemporary art scene throughout the past 15 years.

 

The award includes a $ 7,500 grant and a budget of $ 2,500 for the promotion and organization of an solo exhibition in Montréal. The City of Montréal also acquires a work by the winner for its municipal art collection.

 

Applications for 2021 are now open.



Click here to register for the Louis-Comtois Award

Deadline to submit files
September 22, 2021

2020
Chih-Chien Wang
Winner
Green is our Shadow, 2013
Abbas Akhavan
Finalist
Beacon, 2012
Marie-Claire Blais
Finalist
Une trame de fond, 2019
2019
Milutin Gubash
Winner
Birds (centre), 2005
David Armstrong Six
Finalist
Bracelets, 2017
karen elaine spencer
Finalist
Bread bed, 2006
2018
Cynthia Girard-Renard
Winner
Nail Salon, 2015
2017
Sophie Jodoin
Recipient
Dominique Pétrin
Finalist
Karen Tam
Finalist
2016
Aude Moreau
Recipient
La ligne bleue, 2014
Mathieu Beauséjour
Finalist
Les formes politiques, 2016
Nelson Henricks
Finalist
A Lecture on Art, 2015
2015
Nicolas Baier
Recipient
Éternité, 2014
Nelson Henricks
Finalist
Unwriting (Les mots retranchés), 2010
Milutin Gubash
Finalist
Consolation (détail), 2008
2014
Patrick Bernatchez
Recipient
À la recherche du jour d'après (ensemble Lost in Time), 2012
Nelson Henricks
Finalist
Unwriting, 2010
Emmanuelle Léonard
Finalist
Le beau, le laid et la photographie, 2011
2013
Manon LaBrecque
Recipient
Projections, 2012
Stéphane La Rue
Finalist
Variations pour mouvement No 5, 2012
Milutin Gubash
Finalist
A Doll, 2013
2012
Jean-Pierre Gauthier
Recipient
Hypoxia, 2010
Mathieu Beauséjour
Finalist
Icarus, La récolte, 2010
Stéphane La Rue
Finalist
Re-moved, 2012
2011
Marie-Claude Bouthillier
Recipient
Faire écran, 2010
David Armstrong Six
Finalist
L'esprit de l'escalier III, 2011
Stéphane La Rue
Finalist
Projections No 1, 2007
1996 – 2010 Recipients
2010
Valérie Blass
2009
Daniel Olson
2008
Massimo Guerrera
2007
François Morelli
2006
Alexandre David
2005
Claire Savoie
2004
Stephen Schofield
2003
Richard-Max Tremblay
2002
Alain Paiement
2001
Roberto Pellegrinuzzi
2000
Guy Pellerin
1999
Sylvie Laliberté
1998
Rober Racine
1997
Pierre Dorion
1996
Marie-France Brière