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Joan Mitchell Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

Above: Composite of artworks by the 2019 Joan Mitchell Foundation grantees. Courtesy of the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Above: Composite of artworks by the 2019 Joan Mitchell Foundation grantees. Courtesy of the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

NEW YORK—The Joan Mitchell Foundation announced today the twenty-five recipients of this year’s Painters and Sculptors Grants, which provide $625,000 in unrestricted funds to artists annually. In addition to receiving $25,000 in financial support, each grant recipient is eligible to apply for residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. Among the 2019 grantees are Lauren Halsey, Baseera Khan, Daniel Lind-Ramos, Kate Newby, and Young Min Moon.

“The Painters & Sculptors Grants are a cornerstone of our work at the foundation,” said Christa Blatchford, the foundation’s CEO. “The program fills what we see as an ongoing gap in arts philanthropy—the scarcity of direct support to artists for them to continue their practices, to try new things, and to take risks. While the art market is strong, and public sentiment about ‘art’ remains enthusiastic, the opportunities for financial support for artists themselves continue to be limited. We know, from talking to and working with artists for more than two decades, that providing unrestricted funding is necessary and essential.”

Since the grant program launched more than twenty-six years ago, the foundation has supported more than five hundred artists at varying stages of their careers. To be eligible for a grant, artists must be nominated by fellow artists and arts professionals selected from throughout the United States. The nominated artists are then invited to submit applications. Grant recipients are chosen through a multi-phase jurying process and are typically individuals who have contributed to important artistic and cultural discourse and who deserve greater recognition on a national level.

The 2019 grant recipients are:

Anila Quayyum Agha, Indianapolis, IN

Morehshin Allahyari, Brooklyn, NY

Candida Alvarez, Chicago, IL

Frida Baranek, Coral Gables, FL

Debra Baxter, Santa Fe, NM

Keren Benbenisty, New York, NY

Paul Stephen Benjamin, Atlanta, GA

Juan William Chávez, Saint Louis, MO

Jamal Cyrus, Houston, TX

Patricia Fernández Carcedo, Los Angeles, CA

Lauren Halsey, Los Angeles, CA

Andrea Heimer, Ferndale, WA

Suzanne Jackson, Savannah, GA

Baseera Khan, Brooklyn, NY

Arghavan Khosravi, Natick, MA

Candice Lin, Altadena, CA

Daniel Lind-Ramos, Loíza, Puerto Rico

Cannupa Hanska Luger, Glorieta, NM

Gabriel Martinez, Houston, TX

Wardell Milan, New York, NY

Young Min Moon, Amherst, MA

Kate Newby, Brooklyn, NY

Shikeith, Pittsburgh, PA

Salman Toor, New York, NY

Lien Truong, Chapel Hill, NC

September 27, 2019