Emerging Artist Fellowship

Abigail Lucien
Emerging Artist Residency Fellow

Abigail Lucien’s practice looks at ways cultural identities and inherited colonial structures transmit to the body and psyche. Part familiar, part foreign, Lucien’s works employ an architectural vernacular – challenging systems of assimilation through material and asking what it means for the body to empathize with a place. The...

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Ssu-ya Hsuing
Emerging Artist Residency Fellow

Originally from Taiwan, Brooklyn-based Ssu-ya Hsuing uses the media of performance art to stage the escapism from reality that she is unwilling to continue living in. Hsuing states that “it is a way of attempting to negate our personal responsibility and to avoid the discomfort of existential angst that we...

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Karyn Olivier
Grants for Visual Artists

Through the discrete placement, rearrangement, embellishment, and replication of everyday objects in various sites, Karyn Olivier tries to shift our experience of the familiar. Ms. Olivier writes, “This manipulation reveals the malleable and unfixed nature of objects and spaces — forcing us to reconcile memory(ies) with the present moment, collapsing...

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Gabe Kenney
Grants for Visual Artists

Gabe Kenney creates elaborate installation and performance works that combine carefully arranged and selected printed matter like scientific illustrations, diagrams, digital prints and graphic wall patterns with objects of aging technology, whiteboards, organs, janitors equipment to set the stage for a conflicted character to emerge, often performed by the artist...

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Kristin Cammermeyer
Grants for Visual Artists

Kristin Cammermeyer develops site-specific installations in varied locations and contexts.  A recent transplant to Los Angeles, she will use the direct artist grant from Harpo to familiarize her self with the city by procuring contiguous sites of production throughout Los Angeles as a means of community engagement. By limiting her...

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Jack O’Hearn
Grants for Visual Artists

Jack O’Hearn is interested in material objects and their affect on one’s memory and imagination. He writes, “my work is inspired by my fascination with history, extreme poverty, childhood fantasies, & tales of life beyond the periphery. These subjects share a common link in that they all exist beyond my...

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Scott Goss
Grants for Visual Artists

Scott Goss is a multimedia artist who creates experiential environments to explore the subconscious and bring dimension to this dreamlike place. He writes, “In mundane everyday activities, we find time to enter into our thoughts, so we can contemplate, plan, wonder, or remember. Sounds, smells, feelings can toss us into...

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Heather Hart
Grants for Visual Artists

Heather Hart is interested in how legends form and how invention and intuition gets mixed in along the way to fit current cultural needs. She thinks of her artwork as oracles that reflect these stories and belief systems. As Ms. Hart explains, “an oracle is something that gives wisdom or...

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Julie Schenkelberg and The Mattress Factory
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for a residency and exhibition by Julie Schenkelberg at The Mattress Factory. Born and raised in Cleveland, Julie Schenkelberg states that she learned about the beauty of objects and buildings by observing her crumbling city. She combines discarded domestic objects with industrial...

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M. Lamar and Participant Inc.
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for “NEGROGOTHIC, a Manifesto" a solo exhibition of video, film stills, and props by artist, countertenor, and composer M. Lamar at Participant Inc.. The centerpiece is a film adapted from Lamar’s music theater piece "Surveillance Punishment and the Black Psyche," which proposes...

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Calum Walter
Grants for Visual Artists

Calum Walter’s films and videos are rooted in a process of observation and accumulation. Through constant documentation of sound and image, he adds to a growing personal database of material. Over time this ‘data’ begins to reveal characteristics and patterns, previously invisible, creating a framework for a new investigation. In...

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Nora Schultz and The Renaissance Society
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for an exhibition by Nora Schultz at The Renaissance Society. Nora Schultz produces sculptural arrangements that double as analog printing studios. Her primary materials are discarded objects scavenged from around her studio and the site of exhibition—i.e. metal bars and sheets, grates,...

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