2015 Hall of Fame Honorees Announced
NYFA’s Benefit is April 14 at 583 Park Avenue
NYFA is pleased to announce the following honorees for the 2015 Hall of Fame Benefit. Since 2011 we’ve honored artists and patrons of the arts whose artistic vision, dedication and uncompromising integrity represent the best that NYFA has to offer. Join us on April 14, 2015 as we honor these exemplary artists at our annual benefit. Visit nyfa.org/benefit or contact [email protected] for more information about tickets.
Judith K. Brodsky is a board member of NYFA, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Visual Arts Department, Rutgers University where she founded the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions (BCIE) and co-founded the Rutgers University Institute for Women and Art. She is a former president of the College Art Association, National Women’s Caucus for Art, and ArtTable. Through her leadership, teaching, activism and fundraising ability, she has had an important impact on the transformation of the art world into a diverse global community.
Antony Hegarty (Fellow in Performance
Art/Multidisciplinary Work, 1997) is the lead singer of the band, Antony and the Johnsons, whose debut album by the same name was released in 1998. Their album I Am a Bird Now won the UK’s Mercury Prize in 2005 and was named Album of the Year by Mojo magazine. Hegarty has also collaborated with Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, filmmaker Charles Atlas, and Bjork.
Shirin Neshat (Fellow in Photography, 1997) is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker living in New York. She is the recipient of various prizes, including the Golden Lion Award at the 48th Venice Biennial (1999), the Hiroshima Freedom Prize (2005), and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (2006). In 2009, Neshat directed her first feature-length film, Women Without Men, which received the Silver Lion Award for Best Director at the 66th Venice International Film Festival.
Eric Overmyer (Fellow in Playwrighting, 1986) is a writer, producer, and playwright. His television credits include The Affair, Law & Order, The Wire, Treme, and Boardwalk Empire. His plays include: On the Verge, In a Pig’s Valaise, and Native Speech. He is the recipient of grants and fellowships from McKnight, the NEA, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Le Comte du Nouy Foundation and has been nominated for 4 Emmy Awards.