The Queer Art Fellowship Recipients Have Been Announced
These lucky ducks have been paired with some incredible mentors.
The Queer Art Fellowship pairs queer artists with an established artist as a mentor, who guides them through the Queer Art program.
The 2017/18 students and mentors are:
Justin Allen with Mentor, Che Gossett (Literature)
Eames Armstrong with Mentor, Margaret Ewing (Curatorial Practice)
David Antonio Cruz with Mentor, Neil Goldberg (Visual Art)
Marco DaSilva with Mentor, Liz Collins (Visual Art)
Federica Gianni with Mentor, Rose Troche (Film)
Lucas Habte with Mentor, Frédéric Tcheng (Film)
Ryan Haddad with Mentor, Moe Angelos (Performance)
Lamya Haq with Mentor, Naomi Jackson (Literature)
Jarrett Key with Mentor, David Thomson (Performance)
Madsen Minax with Mentor, Kimberly Reed (Film)
Zoe Schlacter with Mentor, C. Finley (Visual Art)
Now in its seventh year, Queer|Art|Mentorship has nurtured the creative and professional development of over 100 artists and propelled the careers of a new generation of creators. The year-long program pairs emerging and established LGBTQ artists across five distinct fields—Film, Literature, Performance, Visual Art, and Curatorial Practice—and culminates with a public exhibition that showcases work produced by Fellows during their Mentorship.
Fellows apply with a specific project they would like to work on during the program and meet each month with their Mentors to discuss their progress in the lead-up to this event. Fellows also meet each month as a group to learn from, and provide support for, one another throughout the year. Working against a natural segregation between generations and disciplines, Queer|Art|Mentorship supports exchange between artists working in and across various media and at all levels of their careers.
The 2016-2017 Queer|Art|Mentorship Annual Exhibition, for the outgoing class of Fellows, will be held at the Leslie-Lohman Price Street Project Space (127-B Prince St., New York, NY) from October 13-15, 2017. The Annual includes a weekend of screenings, readings, and performances, and a gallery exhibition, featuring new work by the 2016–2017 Queer|Art|Mentorship Fellows: Chris Blue, Anna Campbell, Ashton Cooper, Emily U. Hashimoto, Heather Lynn Johnson, Jamal T. Lewis, Jordan A. Martin, Rodrigo Moreira, Christina Quintana (CQ), and Virgil B/G Taylor.
There is an opening with public reception on Friday, October 13th from 6-8pm. This night will also include the launch of a limited-edition publication produced in conjunction with the show, with contributions from all participating artists. A special program of screenings, performances, and readings will follow on Saturday, October 14th from 7-9pm.
Visiting hours are from 12pm-5pm, Saturday and Sunday. More info about the Annual can be found here.