Announcing the 2019 Emerging Artist Grantees in New York

Announcing the 2019 Emerging Artist Grantees in New York



Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF) is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2019 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City: Ander Mikalson, Autumn Knight, Elizabeth Tubergen, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, Rachel LaBine, Sharon Madanes and Talia Levitt.


Each grantee receives a $10,000 unrestricted grant for demonstrating critical and rigorous work in the field of contemporary art as well as an ability and commitment to making substantial contributions to the arts in the future.

Through a closed-call nomination process—which included over 50 distinguished NYC-based arts professionals—100 artists were invited to apply for the grant. View the portfolios of the 2019 New York City nominees here. An independent jury selected the grant recipients through a competitive selection process. Jurors for the 2019 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City included:

  • Jane Panetta, Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Susan Hort, Co-founder, Rema Hort Mann Foundation
  • David Humphrey, Artist/Critic/Professor, Columbia University
  • Daniel S. Palmer, Curator, Public Art Fund
  • EJ Hauser, Artist and former Grant recipient

Since 1996 Rema Hort Mann Foundation has awarded the Emerging Artist Grant to promising visual artists in the greater New York City metropolitan area. The goal of the Emerging Artist Grant is to support an artist at a critical time in the development of their practice. For an Emerging Artist Grantee the funds can mean another year in their studio, or a year’s worth of supplies, but most importantly, the grant offers artists the time to create their work unfettered by the monetary restrictions that often hinders their creative production. Past Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grantees have included Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Mary Reid Kelley, Kehinde Wiley, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Keltie Ferris, Rashaad Newsome, Virginia Overton, Dana Schutz, Sarah Sze, and Mickalene Thomas among others.

Rema Hort Mann Foundation offers eight Emerging Artists Grants in both New York City and in Los Angeles annually through a nomination process.


Rema Hort Mann Foundation was founded over 20 years ago to carry forward the passion and strength of Rema Hort Mann by providing direct support both to cancer patients needing help during treatment to connect to family and loved ones, and emerging artists at a critical juncture in their careers.

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Above image: Talia Levitt, Studio Detritus, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in