Atlanta-based artist Bethany Collins is the recipient of the 2015 Hudgens Prize.
The award, now in its third year, is intended to elevate the visual arts in Georgia. Winners receive a $50,000 cash award and the opportunity to have a solo exhibition.
"My work very much concerns issues of race and identity and language, and the inability of language to actually speak to those former two topics," Collins explained.
"How much can language capture about race and identity?"