Reception: Saturday, October 26, 6-8pm
Events to be announced.
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is commemorating three decades of NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships with the landmark traveling exhibition Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. The fellowship program has supported more than 4,000 artists in various fields in the visual arts, literature, and performing arts at critical stages throughout their careers.
The artists in the exhibition are acclaimed and respected around the world, but what is less known is that they all received support from NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships at crucial points in their careers. Curated by Judith K. Brodsky and David C. Terry with the assistance of Madeline Scholl, Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships features work by more than 20 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows who have gone on to record significant achievements in their artistic careers. The works on display show how the fellows have addressed pressing and often controversial issues through their art, including racism, gender equality, sexual orientation, immigration, and globalization.
Participating artists include: Elia Alba, Ida Applebroog, Dawoud Bey, Sanford Biggers, Ross
Bleckner, Wendell Castle, Tara Donovan, Carroll Dunham, Chitra Ganesh, The Guerrilla Girls,
Barbara Kruger, Christian Marclay, Marilyn Minter, Lori Nix, Tony Oursler, Faith Ringgold,
Martha Rosler, Dread Scott, Andres Serrano, Shinique Smith, Carmelita Tropicana, and Fred
The exhibition is presented in partnership with the State University of New York. Funding for Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the
Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships is provided in part by the National
Endowment for the Arts (NEA) with shipping support from Atelier 4. The exhibition travels to seven SUNY campuses between fall 2017 and summer 2020.
Images top to bottom:
Tony Oursler, #ISO, 2015. Image courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photograph by Elizabeth Bernstein.
Fred Wilson, Globe, 1994. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy Pace
Marilyn Minter, Smash, 2014. HD digital video, duration 7:55. Image courtesy of the artist.