María Magdalena Campos-Pons, New Red Order, and EJ Hill Among 50 Winners of 2024 USA Fellows

The Chicago-based nonprofit United States Artists has named the 50 recipients of its annual 2024 USA Fellows, which comes with an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000 per winner.

The fellows are selected across 10 different disciplines, including visual arts, writing, film, craft, and traditional arts. The winners come from 22 different states as well as Puerto Rico and range in age from the 20s to their 80s.

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“With this year’s cohort of USA Fellows, we are thrilled to support a group of artists who, in their diverse approaches and contexts, offer invaluable modes of healing, expression, and collaboration,” USA president and CEO Judilee Reed said in a statement. “Together, they invite us to join them in imagining endless possibilities for ourselves and our communities.”

This year, four artists and two collectives won in the visual arts category. They are New York–based Trisha Baga, San Juan–based Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Los Angeles–based EJ Hill, and Nashville-based María Magdalena Campos-Pons, as well as New Red Order, which comprises Indigenous artists Adam Khalil, Jackson Polys, and Zack Khalil, and Fronterizx Collective, which consists of Gabriela Muñoz and M. Jenea Sanchez.

Campos-Pons was recently the subject of a mid-career survey at the Brooklyn Museum and was also consulting curator for the 2023 Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art. New Red Order recently staged an impressive outdoor installation in Queens through a commission from Creative Time.

A Black woman in all white holds a long rope of knotted blue cloth in front of a brick building.
María Magdalena Campos-Pons, WHEN WE GATHER (still), 2021.

Gallisá Muriente won the 2023 Latinx Artist Fellowship and her work was a highlight of the 2022 exhibition “no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria” at the Whitney Museum. Hill’s 2022 long-term installation is ending its run at MASS MoCA next month, and he was one of the breakout stars of the 2018 edition of Made in L.A.  

The Fronterizx Collective is currently the subject of a solo show at the Phoenix Art Museum, for winning the insitution’s 2023 Arlene and Morton Scult Artist Award. Last year, Baga was included in the major thematic exhibition “The Irreplaceable Human – Conditions of Creativity in the Age of AI” at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark.

In a statement, USA board chair Ed Henry said, “Common threads across this year’s cohort—including collaborative and research-based practices—remind us that the impact of our awardees’ contributions reverberates far beyond any singular individual or small group, but rather throughout communities and regions for decades to come.”

Other notable winners include Garrett Bradley, the director behind the acclaimed documentary Time, whose work regularly appears in museum exhibitions; Cristóbal Martinez, a member of the artist duo Postcommodity; Mimi Ọnụọha, who created a 2022 commission for the Whitney Museum’s Artport in 2022; ceramicist Linda Nguyen Lopez in craft; and Haida artist Sgwaayaans TJ Young, who won in the Traditional Arts category.

The full list follows below.

Architecture & Design

Ifeoma Ebo (she/her)
Architect, Artist, and Community-Designer
Brooklyn, NY

Selina Martinez (she/her)
Architect in Training
Penjamo-Scottsdale, AZ

Maya Bird-Murphy (she/her)
Architectural Designer
Chicago, IL

DK Osseo-Asare (he/him)
Design Scientist
State College, PA

AD–WO (Emanuel Admassu [he/him] and Jen Wood [she/her])
Architects and Artists
New York, NY

Craft

Linda Nguyen Lopez (she/her)
Ceramicist
Fayetteville, AR

John Paul Morabito (they/them)
Transdisciplinary Weaver
Kent, OH

Tanya Crane (she/her)
Jewelry Artist and Object Maker
Providence, RI

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Helen Lee (she/they)
Glass Artist
Madison, WI

Kira Dominguez Hultgren (she/they)
Textile Artist
Urbana, IL

Tammie Rubin (she/her)
Ceramic Sculptor and Installation Artist
Austin, TX

Dance

Mythili Prakash (she/her)
Choreographer and Dancer
Los Angeles, CA

Sean Dorsey (he/him)
Choreographer, Dancer, Educator, and Trans Activist
San Francisco, CA

Jerron Herman (he/him)
Performer
Brooklyn, NY

Petra Bravo (she/her)
Choreographer
San Juan, PR

Marjani Forté-Saunders/7NMS (she/her)
Choreographer, Conjurer, Corporal Spellcaster, and Storyteller
Pasadena, CA and Brooklyn, NY

Erin Kilmurray (she/they)
Dance Artist
Chicago, IL

Film

Ciara Leina`ala Lacy (she/her)
Filmmaker
Honolulu, HI

PJ Raval (he/they)
Filmmaker
Austin, TX

Blackhorse Lowe (he/him)
Filmmaker, Writer, Director, and Producer
Santa Fe, NM

Garrett Bradley (she/her)
Artist and Filmmaker
New Orleans, LA

Media

Cristóbal Martinez (he/him)
Installation Artist
Tempe, AZ

Yo-Yo Lin (she/they)
Interdisciplinary Artist
New York, NY and Taipei, Taiwan

Mimi Ọnụọha (she/her)
Artist
Brooklyn, NY

Music

Sarah Hennies (she/her)
Composer and Percussionist
Red Hook, NY

Samora Pinderhughes (he/him)
Multidisciplinary Composer
New York, NY

Val Jeanty aka Val-Inc (she/they)
Afro-Electronica Composer, Turntablist, and Drummer
Lowell, MA

Holland Andrews (they/them)
Composer, Vocalist, Clarinetist, Producer, and Performer
Brooklyn, NY

Jerod Impichcha̱ achaaha’ Tate (he/him)
Chickasaw Classical Composer
Oklahoma City, OK

Theater & Performance

Muriel Miguel (she/her)
Theater Maker and Story Weaver
Brooklyn, NY

Philip Kan Gotanda (he/him)
Playwright and Filmmaker
Berkeley, CA

Kholoud Sawaf (she/her)
Theater Director
Fayetteville, AR

Diana Oh “Zaza D” (they/them)
Multi-Disciplinary Creative Artist, Actor, Musician, and Writer
New York, NY

Traditional Arts

Karen Collins (she/her)
Narrative Miniaturist
Compton, CA

Kelly Church (she/her)
Artist Activist
Hopkins, MI

Sgwaayaans TJ Young (Sgwaayaans TJ Young)
Haida Artist
Hydaburg, AK

Corey Alston (he/him)
Sweetgrass Basket Weaver
Mount Pleasant, SC

Michael Winograd (he/him)
Musician
Brooklyn, NY

Visual Art

Sofía Gallisá Muriente (she/ella)
Visual Artist
San Juan, PR

Trisha Baga (they/them)
Interdisciplinary Artist
Queens, NY

EJ Hill (he/him)
Artist, Musician, and Educator
Los Angeles, CA

Fronterizx Collective (Gabriela Muñoz [she/ella] and M. Jenea Sanchez [she/ella])
Interdisciplinary Social Practice
Arizona

New Red Order (Adam Khalil [he/him], Jackson Polys [he/him], and Zack Khalil [he/him])
Artists and Filmmakers
New York, NY

María Magdalena Campos-Pons (she/her)
Multidisciplinary Artist
Nashville, TN

Writing

Dantiel W. Moniz (she/her)
Writer
Jacksonville, FL

Nafissa Thompson-Spires (she/her)
Writer
Brooklyn, NY

Farid Matuk (he/they)
Poet and Writer
Tucson, AZ

Jeffery U. Darensbourg (he/him)
Writer and Performer
Bulbancha

Monica Ong (she/her)
Visual Poet
Connecticut

Danielle Evans (she/her)
Fiction Writer
Baltimore, MD

Source: artnews.com

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