RECIPIENTS

Mike Cloud and Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
New Work Project Grant

Evolving a unique painterly language that often comprises a mash-up of cutout photographs, thick paint, and handmade patchwork, Brooklyn-based Mike Cloud’s work challenges notions of abstraction in art. For this exhibition, Cloud will create large-scale, three-dimensional painted collages, hand-stitched paper quilts, and ceramic vessels, using familiar imagery to explore semiotics...

Debi Cornwall
Grants for Visual Artists

Brooklyn-based Debi Cornwall is a conceptual documentary artist who marries empathy and dark humor with systemic critique while interrogating American state power in the post-9/11 era. Cornwall’s methodology requires exhaustive research and sensitive negotiation for access to unavailable sites and collaboration with reticent, often traumatized subjects. Her work often takes...

Mauricio Edgardo Esquivel
and Virgin Studio at
La Casa Tomada
New Work Project Grant

Brooklyn-based Mauricio Edgardo Esquivel in collaboration with Virgin Studio at La Casa Tomada will present a temporary site-specific installation at Marte Museum in San Salvador, El Salvador as part of Marte Contemporáneo. Esquivel has studied the US-Mexico border since 2010, and his latest installation responds to the concrete interiors and...

Ryan Flores
Native American Residency Fellow

A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Ryan Flores proudly accepted the Native American Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in 2017, where he developed new work. Recounting that his grandmother was a migrant worker who had to hide her heritage due to the discrimination against those of indigenous cultures, Flores works in...

Mariah Garnett
Grants for Visual Artists

Los Angeles-based Mariah Garnett’s work, primarily film, video and installation, exists somewhere in the intersection between appropriation, documentary, and narrative fiction. She often orbits around a subject rather than directly representing it, employing multiple strategies. Her interest lies less in the end goal of representation and rather its process, which...

Yannique Hall
Grants for Visual Artists

Brooklyn-based Yannique Hall explores intimacy, the interior, and the private through family, home, and relationships. Hall describes her work as a constant search for the familiar—a search for place. The series “Growing Pains” belongs to a growing narrative on the interrelationships between the subjects, who are all personally connected to...