Art enthusiast China Chow will return as host for the second edition of Work of Art, the Project Runway-like reality competition series for artists produced by Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker.
Chow will also continue to serve as a judge along with art gallery owner and literary art contributor Bill Powers and art critic Jerry Saltz. In addition, art auctioneer Simon de Pury will reprise his role as a mentor to Work of Art's contestants.
Art gallery owner and curator Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn will not return as a regular member of Work of Art's judging panel, however she will still serve as a guest judge during the new season. Additional second-season guest judges will include Adam McEwen, KAWS and Mary Ellen Mark.
Similar to last year's first edition, Work of Art's second season feature 14 aspiring artists competing in art-themed challenges from a range of disciplines -- including sculpture, collage, performance art, painting, photography, and industrial design -- and then having their completed works appraised by the aforementioned panel.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $100,000 and a solo gallery show at the Brooklyn Museum.
Work of Art is produced by Pretty Matches and Magical Elves and executive produced by Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Alison Benson, and Eli Holzman, in addition to Parker.
The 14 artists competing on the second season of Work of Art are:
- Bayete, a 34-year-old from New York, NY
- Dusty, a 32-year-old from Mountain View, AR
- Jazz-Minh, a 33-year-old from New York, NY
- Kathryn, a 29-year-old from Brooklyn, NY
- Kymia, a 30-year-old from New York, NY
- Leon, a 31-year-old from Kedah, Malaysia
- Lola, a 24-year-old from Los Angeles, CA
- Michelle, a 29-year-old from Bridgewater, NJ
- Sara, a 26-year-old from New York, NY
- Sarah, a 34-year-old from Cleveland, OH
- Sucklord, a 41-year-old from New York, NY
- Tewz, a 30-year-old from Chicago, IL
- Ugo, a 33-year-old from Paris, France
- Young Sun, a 28-year-old from Morton Grove, IL
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