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2017 Emergency Grants: Visual Arts

65 Projects Supported


Zarouhie Abdalian
(New Orleans, LA), a visual and sound artist, received a grant in July to install The Force, the Blow, the Break at LAXART in Los Angeles, July 30-September 2.

Max Adrian (Gatlinburg, TN), a sculptor, received a grant in October to install Sensational Inflatable Furry Divines at Bunker Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO, October 27-November 25.

Becca Albee (Brooklyn, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in August to install prismateria (New York) at SITUATIONS in New York, September 9-October 15.

Cortney Andrews (Brooklyn, NY), a video artist, received a grant in July to install Play It as It Lays at 106 Green in Brooklyn, August 12-September 17.

Cindy Bernard (Los Angeles, CA), a visual artist, received a grant in April to install her solo exhibition of The Security Envelope Grid and Vinland at Richard Telles Fine Art in Los Angeles, May 20-June 17.

Jen Bervin (Guilford, CT), a visual artist, received a grant in September to present Silk Poems as part of Artisterium 10 at the Tbilisi History Museum in Tbilisi, Georgia, November 4-14.

Nelly Bonilla (Miami, FL), a visual artist, received a grant in August to install Sticks and Stones Walk as part of ArtPrize 2017 at the Grand Rapids Museum in Grand Rapids, MI, September 20-October 7.

Adam Brody (Brooklyn, NY), a social practice artist, received a grant in April to construct Cricket Farm at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan, May 5-June 10.

Lee Bullitt (New York, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in July to install Set on Freedom at Queens Museum in Queens, July 8-31.

A.K. Burns (Brooklyn, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in October to install A Smeary Spot at Human Resources in Los Angeles, November 28-December 22.

Mariel Capanna (Philadelphia, PA), a visual artist, received a grant in October to install Little Stone, Open Home at Good Weather Gallery in Little Rock, AR, on view permanently beginning October 12.

Jodie Cavalier (Portland, OR), a visual artist, received a grant in July to install All Sounds Concern Me at Anytime Dept. in Cincinnati, July 21-August 14.

Liz Collins (Brooklyn, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in August to install Cave of Secrets at the New Museum in New York, September 27-January 1.

Adriana Corral (San Antonio, TX), a sculptor, received a grant in November to install Voces de las perdidas and Traces of a Living Document in Names Printed in Black at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in Los Angeles, January 3-February 11.

Lourdes Correa-Carlo (Queens, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in May to complete her solo exhibition at the Knockdown Center in Queens, June 10-July 16.

Artur da Silva (Marina del Rey, CA), a visual artist, received a grant in January to install Transaction Boundaries at Centro Cultural de EspaƱa in Mexico City, Mexico, February 17-April 28.

Cynthia Daignault (Brooklyn, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in April to install Somewhere someone is traveling furiously toward you at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA, May 6-31.

Sonia Louise Davis (New York, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in September to install her solo exhibition at Sadie Halie Projects in Minneapolis, MN, September 29-October 20.

Heather Dewey-Hagborg (Brooklyn, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in July to present Probably Chelsea at Fridman Gallery in New York, August 2-September 5.

Bob Dornberger (Alhambra, CA), a sculptor, received a grant in October to install Hot Packets as part of High Desert Test Sites 2017 in Joshua Tree, CA, October 21-22.

Brendan Fernandes (Chicago, IL), a dance and visual artist, received a grant in June to perform Steady Pulse at Recess in New York, July 13-September 1.

Ann Gillen (New York, NY), a sculptor, received a grant in November to install RECLINING FIGURE RESTING ON ONE ARM at Seward Park in New York, December 2017-May 2018.

Helidon Gjergji (Brooklyn, NY), a visual and installation artist, received a grant in July to install (H)am(m)am at Cifte Amam in Skopje, Macedonia, August 1-30.

Maximilian Goldfarb (Hudson, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in August to install a retrospective of IR, a collaborative of artists including Goldfarb, Nancy Shaver, and Allyson Strafella, and new works at SEPTEMBER in Hudson, NY, September 2-October 14.

Catherine Griffiths (Santa Monica, CA), a new media artist, received a grant in September to install DESERT FLOOD at the Barrick Museum of the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, September 29-January 20.

Lori Grinker (New York, NY), a photographer, received a grant in May to install AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism at the Museum of the City of New York in New York, May 23-October 22.

Elana Herzog (New York, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in September to present Material Migrations in Ravel/Unravel as part of Artisterium 10 at the Tbilisi History Museum in Tbilisi, Georgia, November 4-14.

Shana Hoehn (Houston, TX), a video and installation artist, received a grant in October to install Site Test at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, November 2-December 15.

Miatta Kawinzi (Brooklyn, NY), a visual and performance artist, received a grant in July to install Beneath at The Bag Factory in Johannesburg, South Africa, August 3-7.

Angie Keller (Topanga, CA), a visual artist, received a grant in June to install The Gladioli of El Carmen at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, July 5-August 27.

David Kennedy Cutler (Brooklyn, NY), a sculptor, received a grant in November to install Off Season at the Halsey McKay Gallery in Easthampton, NY, January-March 2018.

Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos (New York, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in September to install Chez Naussica at Snehta and The Art Foundation in Athens, Greence, October-November.

Heidi Lau (New York, NY), a sculptor and ceramicist, received a grant in June to install The Primordial Molder at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in the Bronx, July 19-October 22.

Chang-Jin Lee (New York, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in June to install Re-creation of a Military Comfort Station at multiple venues in South Korea, July 3-September 24.

Heather Lyon (Blue Hill, ME), a visual artist, received a grant in October to install Living Room III as part of Artisterium 10 at the Tbilisi History Museum in Tbilisi, Georgia, November 4-14.

MaryKate Maher (Brooklyn, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in March to install Invisible Float at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, April 20-May 21.

Mary Mattingly (Brooklyn, NY), a social practice artist, received a grant in April to install Swale at Pier 25 at Hudson River Park in New York, April 22-June 15.

Jennifer Meridian (Pittsburgh, PA), a visual and performance artist, received a grant in April to premiere Wild Clarity at Pittsburgh Filmmakers & Pittsburgh Center for the Arts' Melwood Screening Room in Pittsburgh, on April 25.

Shana Moulton (Oakhurst, CA), a media artist, received a grant in November to screen her work in the 16th Festival of Film, Animation, and Contemporary Art in Olomouc, Czech Republic, December 7-10.

Jasmine Laura Murrell (Brooklyn, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in September to install Ancient Future at the Dlectricity festival in Detroit, MI, September 22-23.

Renzo Ortega (Carrboro, NC), a visual artist, received a grant in August to install work in Two Artists l One Space: Renzo Ortega and Antoine Williams at GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro, NC, September 1-November 5.

John Ros (New York, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in June to install his solo exhibition at DOLPH Projects in London, United Kingdom, July 5-31.

Aura Rosenberg (New York, NY), a visual and video artist, received a grant in March to install a retrospective exhibition at Galeria Studio in Warsaw, Poland, April 4-May 31.

Jimena Sarno (Los Angeles, CA), a multi-disciplinary artist, received a grant in September to install from sea to shining sea at Angels Gate Cultural Center in Los Angeles, September 16-December 16.

Melquiades Rosario Sastre (Vega Alta, PR), a sculptor, received a grant in December to continue to create new works after Hurricane Maria.

Suzan Shutan (Hamden, CT), a visual artist, received a grant in December to install Installation Pom Pom at the interactive gallery at the Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood in Hollywood, FL, Janaury 23-March 2.

Hrvoje Slovenc (Bronx, NY), a photographer, received a grant in November to install Croatian Rhapsody: Bordlerlands at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, January 19-April 1, 2018.

Willie Wayne Smith (Pontiac, MI), a visual artist, received a grant in July to install a two-person exhibition with Marth Maysko at the Holiday Forever Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY, July 21-September 3.

Laura Spector (Houston, TX), a visual artist, received a grant in September to install Museum Anatomy at Harambee Gallery in Houston, October 26-January 12.

Maayan Strauss (Brooklyn, NY), a multidisciplinary artist, received a grant in August to install The Service Room at Recess in Brooklyn, September 8-October 28.

Saralene Tapley (Dickinson, TX), a visual artist, received a grant in September to install her solo exhibition at Mantle Art Space in San Antonio, TX, January 2018.

Alina Tenser (Ridgewood, NY), a sculptor and video artist, received a grant in February to install Passing Buttons at Soloway Gallery in Brooklyn, March 5-April 30.

Melissa Thorne (Troy, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in June to install Shadde at Bushel in Delhi, NY, July 22-August 17.

Hong-An Truong (Durham, NC), a visual artist, received a grant in March to install On minor histories and the horrifying recognition of the swift work of time at Lump Gallery in Raleigh, NC, April 7-May 12.

Victoria Udondian (Brooklyn, NY), a visual artist, received a grant in September to install The Republic of Unknown Territory in Immigrated Artists at Rush Gallery in New York, October 5-27.

Jaimie Warren (Brooklyn, NY), a photographer and performance artist, received a grant in August to perform One Sweet Day at The Hole in New York, on August 17.

Rico Washington (New York, NY), a visual artist and journalist, received a grant in September to install Invisible Stories in collaboration with Inside Out on the corner of Myrtle and Flatbush Avenue in New York, September 23.

Bradley Wester (Bristol, RI), a visual artist, received a grant in April to install a solo exhibition at Yellow Peril in Providence, RI, July 16-August 20.

Rachel Widomski (Columbus, OH), a visual artist, received a grant in August to present blinds in the Governor's Island Art Fair on Governor's Island in New York, September 2-October 1.

Julie Wills (Chestertown, MD), a visual artist, received a grant in August to install Wishes Are Horses at the Washington College Kohl Gallery in Chestertown, MD, September 14-October 22.

Michelle Wilson (Oakland, CA), a visual artist, received a grant in December to bring The Rhinoceros Project to the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, January 8.

Monika Wulfers (Chicago, IL), a visual artist, received a grant in August to present Seven Pentagons at EXPO CHICAGO in Chicago, September 12-17.

Seldon Yuan (Brooklyn, NY), a poet and visual artist, received a grant in November to install Every minute less at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, November 18-December 31.

Bryan Zanisnik (Springfield, NJ), a visual artist, received a grant in December to install Carl Jung's Assault Rifles THE GAME at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, AZ, January 13-March 25.

Sarah Zapata (Brooklyn, NY), a textile artist, received a grant in August to install work in Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field at the Museum of Art and Design in New York, August 19-October 21.