[all art via Concept Art Association]
It’s the first of its kind: an award for concept art.
The Concept Art Association has selected its first winners for the Concept Art Awards, presented as part of the Lightbox Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center. The award was conceived to recognize the work of concept art illustrators and the role they play in television, film, video games, and other media. This year, winners were chosen in five categories.
In addition, the CAA selected the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award recipients: H.R. Giger (Alien), Ralph McQuarrie (Star Wars), Jean “Moebius” Giraud (TRON), Ron Cobb (Back to the Future), and Syd Mead (Blade Runner).
Winners are marked in red.
Te Hu “8buddha-mile”
Maxim Kozhevnikov “Happy Dragon”
Svetlana Kudakova “Undead Guardian”
Neeraj Menon “Qhel”
Te Hu “through time we converge golden temple”
Maxim Kozhevnikov “Honey Hunters”
Miguel Membreño “after 01”
Miguel Membreño “after 03”
Rafael Grassetti “Yoshimitsu”
Rodrigo Idalino “Atreus”
Airi Pan “Shougouki”
Roanna Peroz “Batgirl”
Merick Cormier, Dawson College “Forbidden Love”
Sean Coe McMath, Metropolitan Community College “Monkey Studying an Octopus”
Roanna Peroz, 3dsense Media School “Grim Reaper Nurse”
Lola Zhang, Art Center College of Design “Into the Dark – The Queen”
Airi Pan, Art Center College of Design “The Griffin’s Nest”
Roanna Peroz, 3dsense Media School “Borders of Existence IV”
Roanna Peroz, 3dsense Media School “Freja’s Residence”
Khairizal Rahmat, 3dsense Media School “Museum Tour”