Breakout painter Oscar yi Hou is having a moment and taking it all in. Born in Liverpool, England in 1998, Hou moved to New York City in 2017 for an undergraduate degree at Columbia University, landing in the city he always knew he would live and work in one day. Today, he was awarded the third annual UOVO prize, which includes a cash prize of $25,000, a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum to open later this year, and an art installation on the facade of UOVO's Bushwick location. Cultured spoke to the budding painter about representation in the art world, the painters who inspire him and his hopes for his first solo museum show.
Young Gun Painter Oscar yi Hou Forges His Own Path
The New York-based painter Oscar yi Hou was awarded the third annual UOVO Prize: a cash prize of $25,000, a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and a blank canvas for an outdoor installation in Bushwick.