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Alumna Judy Walgreen and Faculty Member Michelle Dizon Receive Art Matters Grant

Art Matters announces 2016 grantees

Art Matters is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2016 grants to individual artists. The foundation awarded 26 grants of 5,000 and 10,000 USD for projects and ongoing work that breaks ground aesthetically and socially.

In addition to grants to individuals, Art Matters made a special grant to Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for Michael Richards: Winged, an exhibition of work by Richards, a 1995 grantee, who died tragically in his LMCC studio in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

In announcing the grants, Art Matters Director Sacha Yanow said, “We are thrilled to support this extraordinary group of artists from across the U.S. Their practices are diverse, engaging issues of social justice and experimenting with form. We feel their voices are particularly important at this moment in the world, and through our funding we hope to help amplify them.”

2016 Grantees:

Sandra Haydee Alonso (El Paso, TX)
Wearable sculptural works that question borders, identity, and relationships.

Katrina Andry (New Orleans, LA)
Ongoing printmaking work involving vignettes that challenge racial stereotyping.

Sadie Barnette (Oakland, CA)
Work based on the FBI files and COINTELPRO’s surveillance of the artist’s father and his activities with the Black Panthers.

Black Salt Collective 
(Oakland/Los Angeles, CA)
Ongoing performance and archiving work of this Black, Brown and Indigenous women artist collective.

Frank Chi (Washington DC)
New short film that remixes imagery from the women’s suffrage movement.

Complex Movements (Detroit, MI)
Ongoing multi-media performance and installation work engaging community-led social justice movements in Detroit and beyond.

Michelle Dizon (Los Angeles, CA)
The Archive’s Fold, an artist’s book that explores the politics of archives.

Skylar Fein (New Orleans, LA)
Ongoing work with Parisite, a community-based New Orleans skate park, and the youth who built it.

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture (Baltimore, MD)
Nuestra Tierra, Mi Cuerpo, a Monument Quilt display at the US/Mexico border in collaboration with La Casa Mandarina and Latinx survivors of rape and abuse.

Vanessa German (Pittsburgh, PA)
Museum of Resilience, a neighborhood art place centered around the global interconnectedness and power of human beings.

Harriet’s Apothecary (Brooklyn NY)
Ongoing work of this healing justice collective led by Black cis women, queer and trans healers, health professionals, artists and ancestors.

Taro Hattori (Richmond, CA)
Rolling Counterpoint, a mobile teahouse providing a platform for discussions around inequities within local communities.

Xandra Ibarra (Oakland, CA)
New performance about corporeal inhabitation, racialized skin and concealment in the age of surveillance.

Jellyfish Colectivo y Los Dos 
(El Paso, TX)
Collaborative traveling street art initiative along the US/Mexico border.

Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. (Detroit, MI)
Ongoing poster printing for concerts at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the USA.

Young Joon Kwak (Los Angeles, CA)
New body of work involving trans performance objects.

Troy Michie (Brooklyn, NY)
Travel to El Paso towards the development of multi-disciplinary works inspired by the Zoot suit.

Holly Nordlum (Anchorage, AK)
Tupik Mi, a film and community based project dedicated to the revitalization of traditional tattooing amongst Inuit women.

Ahamefule Oluo (Seattle, WA)
Development of SUSAN, a theatrical performance about the artist’s mother.

Laura Ortman (Brooklyn, NY)
Ongoing work involving the recording and collection of sounds, songs, stories and voices of Native Americans in New York City.

Otabenga Jones and Associates (Houston, TX)
Creation of an education and activity packet for the youth of Houston’s historic Third Ward neighborhood.

Sondra Perry (Perth Amboy, NJ)
Video work involving the NCAA’s use of the artist’s twin brother’s likeness.

Dario Robleto (Houston, TX)
A body of work centered around the history of the heartbeat.

Tina Takemoto (San Francisco, CA)
The third in a trilogy of experimental films about queer Japanese life during American wartime imprisonment.

Rodrigo Valenzuela 
(Los Angeles, CA/Seattle, WA)
Video work about unpaid labor, volunteering, and internship culture.

Judith Walgren (San Francisco, CA)
Photographic and video work towards an alternate curriculum challenging existing K-5th grade California Mission studies.

Winter 2016 Residency Exhibitions

Michael Flint

Michael Flint, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Public Private Collective, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Lana Taliaferro, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Mollie Webster, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Corey Pickett, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

David Kutz

Karen Spears, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Holly Britt, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Nikki Juen, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Samantha Lantz, Photo Credit: Martin Castaneda

Summer 2015 Grads

Nate Burgos

Nate Burgos (photo credit: Martin Castaneda)

Lori Grinker

Lori Grinker (photo credit: Martin Castaneda)

Shari Pratt

Shari Pratt (photo credit: Martin Castaneda)

Tara Sasiadek

Tara Sasiadek (photo credit: Martin Castaneda)

John Gibson

John Gibson (photo credit: Martin Castaneda)

Robby Gilbert

Robby Gilbert (photo credit: Martin Castaneda)

David Joron

David Joron (photo credit: Martin Castaneda)

Denise Hoover

Denise Hoover (photo credit: Martin Castaneda)

Ruby De La Fuente

Ruby De La Fuente (photo credit: Martin Castaneda)

Erica Lynn

Erica Lynn (photo credit: Martin Castaneda)

Paula Imirzian

Paula Imirzian (photo credit: Martin Castaneda)

Chip Rutan

Chip Rutan

Nancy Deleary

Nancy Delray (photo credit: Martin Castaneda)

Winter 2015 Grads

Mimi Solum

Mimi Solum

Sam Erckert

Sam Erckert

Dennis Fougere

Dennis Fougere

David Allio

David Allio

Beth McGee

Beth McGee

Patrick Quinn

Patrick Quinn

Tyler Gill

Tyler Gill

Jeffrey Huston

Jeffrey Huston

LA Watson

LA Watson

Taylor Harlin

Taylor Harlin

Erin Gleason

Erin Gleason

Melora Griffis

Melora Griffis

Joann Argue

Joann Argue

Claire Emery

Claire Emery

Summer 2014 Grads

Aaron Rose

Aaron Rose

Ruth Dudley-Carr

Ruth Dudley-Carr

Naomi Elena Ramirez

Naomi Elena Ramirez

Mary Telfer

Mary Telfer

Mark Read

Mark Read

Margery Theroux

Margery Theroux

Lorraine Reynolds

Lorraine Reynolds

Lisa Crafts

Lisa Crafts

Kristin Serafini

Kristin Serafini

Kimberly Marshall

Kimberly Marshall

Julia Dixon

Julia Dixon

Joseph Keenan

Joseph Keenan

Douglas Brull

Douglas Brull

Bob McCann

Bob McCann

Andrea Taylor

Andrea Taylor

Winter 2013 Grads

Beth Gilmore

Beth Gilmore

Todd Leisek

Todd Leisek

Thais Mather

Thais Mather

Michael Ruiz

Michael Ruiz

Jon McAuliffe

Jon McAuliffe

Janelle O'Rourke

Janelle O’Rourke

Jim Rivera

Jim Rivera

Colin McFee

Colin McFee

Chris Faust

Chris Faust

Summer 2012 Grads

Alex Ross-Raymond

Alex Ross-Raymond

Yukiyo Kawano

Yukiyo Kawano

Toby Gonzalez

Toby Gonzalez

Wilson Hurst

Wilson Hurst

Terrilynn Quick

Terrilynn Quick

Susan Megur

Susan Megur

Renee Lauzon

Renee Lauzon

Michelle Welzen

Michelle Welzen

Matthew Whitney

Matthew Whitney

Linda King Ferguson

Linda King Ferguson

Josh Worman

Josh Worman

Kathryn Eddy

Kathryn Eddy

Jill Cook

Jill Cook

Jeanette Hart-Mann

Jeanette Hart-Mann

Cindy Pacyk

Cindy Pacyk

Winter 2012 Grads

Cathy Jones

Cathy Jones

Susanne Jaklin

Susanne Jaklin

Paul Benavidez

Paul Benavidez

Natalie Finkelstein

Natalie Finkelstein

Mildred Kennedy-Stirling

Mildred Kennedy-Stirling

Lauren Bartone

Lauren Bartone

Margaret Carsello

Margaret Carsello

Laura Alger

Laura Alger

Jeffrey Roth

Jeffrey Roth

Janette Hayhoe

Janette Hayhoe

Dawn Feller

Dawn Feller

Elisa Wiedeman

Elisa Wiedeman

Summer 2010 Grads

Cuba Ray

Cuba Ray

Sowsen Mahdi

Sowsen Mahdi

Tereza Swanda

Tereza Swanda

Sarah Gaudette

Sarah Gaudette

Renee Couture

Renee Couture

Roderick Vesper

 

Polly Gailard

Nick Patterson

Maggie McBrien

Maggie McBrien

Kevin Knopp

Lexi Ryckman

Lisa Ulik

David French

David French

Denis Hart

Denis Hart

Emily Lanctot

Emily Lanctot

Frank Page

Kate Renner

Kate Renner

Kathy Couch

Kathy Couch

Winter 2010 Grads

Ben Vitualla

Ben Vitualla

Michelle Salnatis

Michelle Salnatis

Ralph Hoeg

Ralph Hoeg

Susan Holt

Susan Holt

Sarah Bayne

Sarah Bayne

Tariq Gibran

Tariq Gibran

Leah-Anne Chambers

Leah-Anne Chambers

Leslie Crawford

Leslie Crawford

Luc Demers

Luc Demers

Marcy Rosenblat

Marcy Rosenblat

Kim Darling

Kim Darling

Holly Hill

Holly Hill

Blair Vaughn-Gruler

Blair Vaughn-Gruler

 

Angela Meron

Angela Meron