RECIPIENTS

June Edmonds
Grants for Visual Artists

June Edmond’s abstract paintings explore how color, repetition, movement, and balance can serve as conduits to spiritual contemplation and interpersonal connection to her African-American roots. The psychological construct of skin color or tone through pattern and abstract painting is explored in her two ongoing series: the Energy Wheel Paintings inspired by her...

Joe Harjo
Native American Residency Fellow

Joe Harjo is a multidisciplinary artist from the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma and is currently working and teaching in San Antonio, TX. His work uncovers the lack of visibility of Native culture, lived experience and identity in America, due to both the absence of proper representation in mainstream culture...

Rindon Johnson
Sculpture Center
New Work Project Grants

Berlin-based artist Rindon Johnson’s work cuts through the membrane of assumed realities and shows how the virtual and actual are always and increasingly integrated. Law of Large Numbers: Our Bodies, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, features newly commissioned sculptures, painting, video, and installation that will take over...

Anja Marais
Grants for Visual Artists

Anja Marais’ work encompasses a hybrid of disciplines that include: photography, sculpture, mixed media collage, assemblage, and film. Born and raised in South Africa, but of French Huguenots refugee ancestry, Marais’ work explores themes of displacement and cultural heritage, exploring traces of colonization through the trek of the refugee, the...

Ronny Quevedo
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, University at Albany
New Work Project Grants

Multi-media artist Ronny Quevedo will create a major site-specific commission addressing his bicultural upbringing and effects of relocation and displacement on groups and individuals. Emigrating from Ecuador to New York City as a child, Quevedo juxtaposes histories of his mother and father’s respective careers as a tailor and a professional soccer player, against...

Cosmo Whyte
Prospect New Orleans
New Work Project Grants

For Prospect.5, Cosmo Whyte will create five new large-scale charcoal drawings and a hand painted bead curtain, interrogating the Western gaze on Black performativity and spectacle. The drawings, based on the artist’s personal as well as archival images of dance, parade, and pageantry traditions, will combine photorealistic details with passages...