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Ronald Athey

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 toured...

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Natalie Marie Ball

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 an easily affirmed...

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Adriana Corral

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 collaborates with historians,...

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Pamela Council

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 we soothe, protect,...

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Yasmine Nasser Diaz

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 personal histories...

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June Edmonds

June Edmonds

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...

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Anja Marais

Anja Marais

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...

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Jennifer Moon

Jennifer Moon

Through an interdisciplinary investigation of organizing systems (social systems, institutional structures, power relations, scientific theories, emotional frameworks), Jennifer Moon’s work entangles life with art to reveal how these systems are inscribed,...

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Rowan Renee

Rowan Renee

Rowan Renee’s use of images interrogates how sexual bodies are gendered, victimized, policed and punished. Working with photographic, printmaking and sculptural techniques, Renee produces and appropriates images that intervene on issues of authorship, the...

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Jessica Segall

Jessica Segall

Jessica Segall is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, performance and video. In her work, she presents acts of endurance and builds tools for survival in a precarious time. Travels to hostile climates inspire her work, which is designed to unpack ideas of...

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Marie Watt

Marie Watt

As a citizen of the Seneca Nation of Indians, Marie Watt engages Indigenous knowledge to forge new relationships and remember connectedness. Encountering a John Singer Sargent portrait portraying a dog with an unfurled tongue, Watt remembers the Seneca creation story...

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Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Gonzalo Fuenmayor

Miami-based Gonzalo Fuenmayor’s precise drawings continually explore themes of cultural hybridity and identity politics. His recent body of work examines ideas of dislocation and exoticism through a series of large-scale charcoal and pastel drawings. Cross-cultural...

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Anna Hepler

Anna Hepler

Isolated in the island of Eastport, Maine, Anna Hepler works in ceramics, crocheted wire, soft sculpture, collage, etching, and virtually any other medium pulled into her creative orbit.[1] Hepler has worked with air to create non-static sculptures, restless with...

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Tarrah Krajnak

Tarrah Krajnak

Indigenous to Peru and adopted into a working-class transracial family, Tarrah Krajnak is a photo-based artist whose early experience established her ongoing artistic preoccupation with forgotten landscapes, orphanhood, exile, race, origins, and the way these...

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Jan Mun

Jan Mun

Jan Mun is a media artist that creates social sculptures working with digital and living media. The landscape has become her framework to unfold stories about others and herself by using a combination of artistic and scientific processes that manifest in the form of...

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Antoine Williams

Antoine Williams

Antoine Williams’ practice is an investigation of power, perception, semiotics, and fear as they relate to institutional inequities. Influenced by sci-fi literature from such authors as Octavia Butler and H.P. Lovecraft, Williams has created a mythology, concerning...

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Debi Cornwall

Debi Cornwall

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...

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Mariah Garnett

Mariah Garnett

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...

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Yannique Hall

Yannique Hall

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...

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Matthew Mazzotta

Matthew Mazzotta

Matthew Mazzotta works at the intersection of art, activism, and urbanism, focusing on how the power of the built environment shapes our relationships and experiences. His practice invites a critical perspective and a sense of openness into the places where we live....

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Victoria Fu

Victoria Fu

Victoria Fu's artwork reflects on the status of the moving image and conditions of spectatorship in today's digital age. The artist writes, "My moving image installations exploit, exaggerate and simulate optical effects of light and space as meditations on sight,...

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Kameelah Janan Rasheed

As an artist­-archivist, Kameelah Janan Rasheed often creates work with found objects, textual fragments, orphaned audio, and other historical residue excavated from sources ranging from flea markets to institutional archives to dumpsters. Ms. Rasheed writes, "Haunted...

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Faheem Majeed

Faheem Majeed

Faheem Majeed often looks to the material makeup of his South Shore neighborhood in Chicago and surrounding areas as an entry point into larger questions around civic-mindedness, community activism, and institutional racism. As part of his studio practice, the artist...

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Elizabeth Tubergen

Elizabeth Tubergen

Elizabeth Tubergen's sculptures appear to function as singular, formed images in space, referencing notions of the universal through borrowed monumental, architectural, domestic, and athletic forms. At the same time, these objects follow the logic of...

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Christine Gedeon

Christine Gedeon

Reinventing maps and architectural spaces has been a focus of Christine Gedeon's work, who was born in Aleppo in 1973, and immigrated to the US in 1976. Writing about her string sculpture, entitled,  "Syria..as my mother speaks" the artist describes "an interactive...

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Anna Tsouhlarakis

Anna Tsouhlarakis

Through her sculpture, performance, installation and video, Anna Tsouhlarakis is helping to create a new vocabulary within the dialogue of Native American art. She is interested in building conceptual connections between seemingly disparate subjects and combining them...

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Zoe Sheehan Saldana

Zoe Sheehan Saldana

Zoe Sheehan Saldana fabricates functional, handmade, faithful duplicates of mass-produced objects. She then releases her creations into environments where they risk going unnoticed. The artist writes, "I hope that the objects and experiences I create provoke...

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Shadi Harouni

Shadi Harouni

Shadi Harouni follows the absurd and surreal ways in which form and experience are manipulated in politics. The artist's experience of post-war/revolution Iran (as an Iranian and a Kurdish Jew) and the Islamic Republic’s uncertain relationship to music, fashion,...

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Dread Scott

Dread Scott

Dread Scott works in a range of media: performance, installation, photography, video, screen-print and painting. The thread that connects his work is an engagement with sharp social questions confronting humanity and a desire to push formal and conceptual boundaries....

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Carolina Caycedo

Carolina Caycedo

Carolina Caycedo’s art practice moves beyond the bounds of the studio, gallery and institution and extends into the realm of the social, where she explores systems of movement and exchange, and processes of assimilation and resistance. With her work, the artist seeks...

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Liz Glynn

Liz Glynn

Liz Glynn creates sculptures, large-scale installations, and participatory performances using epic historical narratives to explore the potential for change in the present. Her practice seeks to embody the dynamics of growth, decay, and renewal by evidencing process,...

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Karyn Olivier

Karyn Olivier

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...

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Gabe Kenney

Gabe Kenney

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,...

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Kristin Cammermeyer

Kristin Cammermeyer

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...

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Alicia Eggert

Alicia Eggert

Alicia Eggert’s artwork focuses on the relationship between language, image and time. Her work often moves, changes, deteriorates, and in some cases, even dies. “Language is one of my primary sculptural materials. Words are like found objects - they are easily...

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Jack O’Hearn

Jack O’Hearn

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...

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Scott Goss

Scott Goss

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,...

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Heather Hart

Heather Hart

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...

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Calum Walter

Calum Walter

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,...

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Sarah Rara

Sarah Rara

Sarah Rara works with video, film, photography, and performance and is a contributing member of the band Lucky Dragons. A direct artist grant from the foundation will assist the artist's development of a new body of work entitled “The Pollinators,” which focuses on...

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Megan and Murray McMillan

Megan and Murray McMillan

Megan and Murray McMillan have been collaborating since 2002. They make interdisciplinary projects that incorporate video, installation, performance and photography. They often start their process by building large sets in their studio or on location. That set then...

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Emily Mast

Emily Mast

Emily Mast received a direct artist grant from the foundation in 2013 and is planning to apply the funds toward the development of a new series of performances based on the “scenic poems” of Joan Brossa (1919-1998), a little known Catalan artist and writer. Brossa’s...

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Neil Goldberg

Neil Goldberg

For the past twenty years, Neil Goldberg has been making video, photographic and sculptural work that documents the cadences of everyday experience and the dynamics of mortality. Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide Mr. Goldberg with a direct artist grant to assist...

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Donna Dennis

Donna Dennis

An accomplished artist, Donna Dennis has been creating ambitious sculpture and installation work since the early 1970's. In support of her impressive body of work and to assist her production of new work, the foundation provided Ms. Dennis with a direct artist grant...

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