Ronald Athey

Evolving out of Los Angeles’ underground scenes, Ronald Athey is a self-taught artist who started making performance and sound work in 1981. In the 90s, when his work became identified with his HIV status and the ongoing pandemic, Athey’s live work...

Natalie Marie Ball

Natalie Marie Ball has developed her studio practice using visual archives, history, gesture, materiality, and personal experience to create painted textiles, and sculptures as Power Objects. Her art is offered as proposals of refusal to complicate...

Sean Clark

Sean Clark is a self-taught artist whose paintings investigate the human condition. Informed by his background as a public health educator, Clark’s paintings reflect identity and history and seek to increase emotional awareness of public health and...

Adriana Corral

Adriana Corral’s interdisciplinary, research-based practice explores memory, loss, human rights abuses, and unwritten histories. Often working across international borders, she probes state and national archives for primary documents and...

Pamela Council

Pamela Council makes sculptures, performances, dedications, and jokes that transform materials, people, and institutions. Using an Afro-Americana camp aesthetic which she calls BLAXIDERMY, objects are set into motion in unique ways, exploring how...

Yasmine Nasser Diaz

Yasmine Nasser Diaz’s multidisciplinary practice navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity. Born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the highlands of southern Yemen, her work often reflects...

The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 by artist Ed Levine to support emerging and under-recognized visual artists. Through grants and residency programs, the foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and encourage new modes of making and thinking about art.

For Artists

Grants for Visual Artists

The Grants for Visual Artists award provides direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older.

Residency Programs

The Foundation supports residency fellowship programs at Vermont Studio Center in addition to a residency program, Back River Road Residency, at Ed Levine’s former home and studio in South Royalton, Vermont.

Back River Road Residency Program

Harpo Foundation Native American Residency at Vermont Studio Center