LOEWE FOUNDATION announces the names of the 30 shortlisted artists for the 2023 edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize. Each finalist’s work will be exhibited in Isamu Noguchi’s Studio at The Noguchi Museum in New York from 17 May until 18 June 2023.

This year’s finalists were chosen by a panel of experts from over 2,700 submissions by artisans representing 117 countries and regions. The finalists selected represent 16 countries and work across a range of mediums including ceramics, woodwork, textiles, furniture, paper, basketry, glass, metal, jewellery lacquer, leather and bookbinding.

A jury composed of 13 leading figures from the world of design, architecture, journalism, criticism and museum curatorship will select the winner of the 2023 Craft Prize.

Jonathan Anderson stated at the award’s inception: 

‘Craft is the essence of LOEWE. As a house, we are about craft in the purest sense of the word. That is where our modernity lies, and it will always be relevant.’

The selected finalists for the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2023 are (in alphabetical order, with nationality):
  • Ai Shikanji (Japan)
  • Aranda\Lasch & Terrol Dew Johnson (United States)
  • Claire Lindner (France)
  • Dominique Zinkpè (Benin)
  • Dong Han (People’s Republic of China)
  • Eriko Inazaki (Japan)
  • Giorgi Danibegashvili (Georgia)
  • Healim Shin (Republic of Korea)
  • Inchin Lee (Republic of Korea)
  • Jaiik Lee (Republic of Korea)
  • Jana Visser (South Africa)
  • Johannes Kuhnen (Australia)
  • Kaori Juzu (Denmark)
  • Keeryoung Choi (United Kingdom)
  • Kenji Honma (Japan)
  • Kristin McKirdy (France)
  • Kyouhong Lee (Republic of Korea)
  • Lene Bødker (Denmark)
  • Liam Lee (United States)
  • Luz Moreno Pinart (Spain)
  • Mabel Irene Pena (Argentina)
  • Maina Devi (India)
  • Maki Imoto (Japan)
  • Moe Watanabe (Japan)
  • Nathalie Doyen (Belgium)
  • Prue Venables (Australia)
  • Shinji Nakaba (Japan)
  • Tanya Aguiñiga (United States)
  • Wanbing Huang (People’s Republic of China)
  • Woosun Cheon (Republic of Korea)