Grant Recipients 2017

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Over the years notable artists like James Rosenquist, Lee Bontecou, and Cy Twombly have received scholarships to study at the Art Students League, underscoring the importance of philanthropy to the fulfillment of the League’s mission. Those gifts, often provided by artists and their families, connect one generation of artists to the next generation of rising talent. During the week-long scholarship and grant competition this past May, judges reviewed the work of 254 applicants to award 15 grants and 37 merit scholarships. The judges—artists, gallerists, academics, and critics from New York City’s arts community—were Sigmund Abeles, Hugo Bastidas, Jeffrey Bergen, Marcus Burke, Lisa Farrington, Richard Heinrich, Morton Kaish, Tom Freudenheim, Ben Schonzeit, and Lois Wagner. Presented here are the winners of the top grants for 2017.

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Clarissa Payne Uvegi, Henry (Vest, Red Tie, Cane, Ring), 2016, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 in.
Recipient of the Doreta Kesson Masterton Grant for 2017

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Chin Yin Katz, Reverie 2, 2014, marble, 16 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 11 in.
Recipient of the Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant for 2017

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Alecia Chenoa, "So, this is what it's like to feel beautiful," 2017, oil on canvas, triptych, 5 x 12 ft.
Recipient of the Marianne Brody Gaston Grant for 2017

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Jessica Taylor, Daphne, 2015, stone lithograph, 7 x 5 in.
Recipient of Kuniyoshi Award for Printmaking for 2017

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Gaby Vargas, Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas, 45 x 45 in.
Recipient of the Marilyn Laurie Grant for 2017

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Ezra Bookstein, Stage 4, 2017, plaster with metallic paints, oxidizers, and pastels, 18 1/2 in.
Recipient of the Ann & Bruno Lucchesi Grant for 2017

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Joseph Mounaji, Sasha, 2017, oil on canvas, 38 x 30 in.
Recipient of the Roux Family Grant for 2017

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Christopher LoPresti, Cherry, 2017, oil on linen, 36 x 24 in.
Recipient of a Xavier Gonzalez & Ethel Edwards Travel Grant for 2017

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Naoaki Funayama, X-don, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Recipient of the Donn Russell Grant for 2017

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Sam Goodsell, Tania, 2017, oil on linen, 43 x 33 in.
Recipient of the Gregory Lysun Grant for 2017

grant recipients 2017

Vidhi Mehrotra, Interconnectedness, 2017, acrylic, 48 x 48 in.
Xavier Gonzalez and Ethel Edwards Travel Grant for 2017

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Susie Amato, Surrounded by Bottles, 2017, oil on linen, 64 x 46 in.
Recipient of the Kuniyoshi Award for Painting for 2017

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Sergio Cabrera, Unplug, 2016, concrete and copper wire, 71 x 19 x 16 in.
Recipient of a Nessa Cohen Grant for 2017

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Janet Fekete Bolton, a photographic detail from the artist's sketchbook, 2016.
Recipient of the Will Barnet Grant for 2017

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