Joan Mitchell Foundation Announces 2017 Grant Recipients
The Joan Mitchell Foundation announced the recipients of its 24th annual Painters & Sculptors Grants on Tuesday.
Founded in 1993, the grants are awarded yearly to under-recognized artists who have made significant contributions to the national cultural or artistic discourse. Grantees are awarded an unrestricted stipend of $25,000 and made eligible to apply for the Joan Mitchell residency in New Orleans.
This year’s 25 recipients are a diverse bunch, representing a wide range of artistic practices, ages, ethnicities, and geographic backgrounds. They range in age from 27 to 62 and come from 12 different states, including Hawaii and Alaska. Of the 25 artists selected, 80 percent identify as non-white—a substantial increase from last year’s group, 56 percent of whom identified as non-white. The recipients also join an impressive list of alumni, including Glenn Ligon (1996), Ursula von Rydingsvard (1997), Mark Bradford (2002), and Nick Cave (2008)...