Congratulations to our 2017 grantees!

February 12, 2021

2017 Grantee Eve Fowler, the difference is spreading, 2015. Photo by Lee Tyler Thompson.


Art Matters is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 grants to individual artists. The foundation awarded 22 fellowships of 7,500 USD each for 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 A Supple Perimeter, an exhibition of work by Art Matters Grantee Kameelah Janan Rasheed at LMCC's Arts Center at Governors Island in summer 2017.

In announcing the grants, Art Matters Director Sacha Yanow said, “We are thrilled to support this extraordinary group of artists from across the US. A diverse and expansive range of contemporary practice within various geographic and cultural contexts, their work engages justice and liberation issues and experiments with form. We feel their voices are important and through our funding, we hope to help amplify them.”


2017 Grantees:

The Aadizookaan (Detroit, MI)

Barak adé Soleil (Chicago, IL)

Patty Berne (Berkeley, CA)

Zoe Buckman (New York, NY)

Oletha DeVane (Ellicott City, MD)

Eve Fowler (Los Angeles, CA)

Free Black Dirt (Minneapolis, MN)

Ricardo Gamboa (Chicago, IL)

Maria Gaspar (Chicago, IL)

EJ Hill (Los Angeles, CA)

Lauren Iida (Seattle, WA)

Gelare Khoshgozaran (Los Angeles, CA)

Guadalupe Maravilla (Richmond, VA)

Tunde Olaniran (Flint, MI)

Victor Pacheco (Worcester, MA)

Omar Pimienta (National City, CA)

Naima Ramos-Chapman (Brooklyn, NY)

Studio Revolt (Tacoma, WA)

Ricky Tagaban (Juneau, AK)

Luis Tapia (Santa Fe, NM)

Jina Valentine (Durham, NC)

Lorna Williams (New Orleans, LA)

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