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2011 MFA Grant Program Recipients

New York, NY – The Joan Mitchell Foundation Inc. is pleased to announce the fifteen recipients of the 2011 MFA Grant Program.

Sarah Awad - University of California, Los Angeles
Marissa Lee Benedict - School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Jason E. Carte - Cranbrook Academy of Art
David Finegan - Hunter College, CUNY
Narangkar Glover - University of California, Berkeley
Jacqueline Gordon - Stanford University
Daniel Jackson - University of Delaware
Daniel Luchman - Carnegie Mellon University
Carmen Niichel - Indiana University
Aay Preston-Myint - University of Illinois at Chicago
Luis F. Ramírez Celis - Stony Brook University
Jerome Reyes - Stanford University
Jonathan Runcio - California College of the Arts
Kim Sheridan - Queens College, CUNY
Samantha Wall - Pacific Northwest College of Art

The annual MFA Grant Program was created in 1997 to help MFA painters & sculptors in furthering their artistic careers and to aid in the transition from academic to professional studio work upon graduation.

Each recipient will receive an MFA Grant in the amount of $15,000. To date the Joan Mitchell Foundation has awarded 177 MFA Grants. These grants are given in recognition of artistic quality to artists chosen from a body of candidates put forth by nominators from the academic art community across the United States.

The nominated candidates’ images were viewed for grant consideration through an anonymous process by a jury panel. The jury convened in April at the facilities of the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Additional programs undertaken by the Foundation include free art classes for New York City youth, an annual grant to painters & sculptors, and grants to artists and arts communities in need of emergency support after a disaster.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation was established in April 1993 as a not-for-profit corporation following the death of Joan Mitchell in October 1992. The Foundation strives to fulfill the ambitions of Joan Mitchell to aid and assist the needs of contemporary artists and to demonstrate that painting and sculpture are significant cultural necessities.

Contact: Allison Hawkins
Grants Director

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