The Rema Hort Mann Foundation is thrilled to announce this year’s 2017 RHMF Emerging Artist Grantees in Los Angeles! The eight recipients of the $10,000 unrestricted cash grant are: Johanna Breiding, Nikita Gale, Aimee Goguen, Laeh Glenn, Ann Hirsch, Gala Porras-Kim, Christina Quarles, and Paul Sepuya.
The selection process for the grant began in October, when we invited over fifty distinguished curators, artists, critics, art historians and others who have their finger on the pulse of the Los Angeles art world, to each nominate two emerging artists for the grant. We had a record response this year, resulting in one of the largest and most impressive pools of applicants from all over the Los Angeles area. From a group of over 100 artists, the eight final grantees were chosen by an Independent selection committee, comprised of artists, curators, critics selects the grantees from an extensive pool of nominees working in every visual artistic discipline, representing the diversity in the LA emerging art scene. This accomplished committee included Naima Keith- Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Programs at the California African American Museum; Susan Hort- Rema Hort Mann Foundation; Catherine Taft- Deputy Director and Curator of LAXART; Anthony Pearson- Artist; and Jamillah James- Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
We are pleased to welcome our new group of grantees to join our vast alumni network that include artists such as Mary Reid Kelly, Sarah Sze, Kehinde Wiley, Mika Rottenberg, David Altmejd, Mickalene Thomas, and Amy Cutler, among many others.
For a complete list of this year’s nominees and to view their work, please visit the e-gallery at rhmfoundation.org.
About Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF):
Through the efforts of friends and supporters, RHMF offers unrestricted grants and community-based grants, by nomination only, to promising emerging artists who demonstrate an ability and commitment to making substantial contributions in the arts. We support cancer patients undergoing treatment by providing grants for travel, accommodations, child care and related expenses to help strengthen their emotional and familial support.
We have expanded our work to include three major grant programs established in both Los Angeles and New York City. It is our way of commemorating Rema’s life and upholding the passions closest to her heart
Release image: Johanna Breiding, Swarm II, 2013. 20″ x 30″, Digital C-Print, Death Valley. See individual artist works by clicking on artist names above.