RECIPIENTS

Advisors

2012 Grant Cycle Advisors Michael Mercil lives in Columbus, Ohio where he is Associate Professor and Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. Mercil’s art explores the realms of “the near, the low, the common” in works somewhere close to—if not always within—the categories...

Staff

Julie Deamer, Executive Director 4423-1/2 Mont Eagle Place, Los Angeles, CA 90041 voicemail (323) 254-0532 email gro.n1544454648oitad1544454648nuofo1544454648prah@1544454648remae1544454648dj1544454648 Julie Deamer has served as the Executive Director of Harpo Foundation since 2008 and has been working within the field of contemporary visual art for seventeen years. She started the alternative gallery, Four Walls, in San Francisco in...

Stephen Hilyard and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
New Work Project Grant

Stephen Hilyard: The Beautiful Lie, on view at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, December 1, 2007 - February 17, 2008, presented videos and photographic works to explore the power and reliability of the image in contemporary culture. Works in the exhibition included a series of 5 compositions entitled King Wave in which Hilyard uses dramatic...

Mike Nelson and Creative Time
New Work Project Grant

In his first major American installation, two-time Turner Prize nominee Mike Nelson transformed the cavernous, derelict Essex Street Market into an epic maze of constructed rooms, passageways and trick doors, in which the visitors’ cautious exploration becomes itself an act of performance. Nelson likens the experience to being lost in...

Kianga K. Ford and the Contemporary Museum
New Work Project Grant

For her exhibition at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, Kianga Ford created a new audio walking tour called Charm City Remix. Charm City Remix is part of a series of site-specific narratives created by Ford that offer portable audio soundtracks to guide listeners on a walk through a city, neighborhood, or location. The Story...

Marie Lorenz and Artpace San Antonio
New Work Project Grant

Marie Lorenz's 2007 installation, "Narrative/Memory/Navigation," at Artpace San Antonio was a personal account of her journey in her kayak on the San Antonio River following the River Walk. She recorded her navigation of the river in various forms. Her kayak became part of the installation as well as drawings, wood carvings,...