NYFA Fellows Achievements

NYFA Fellows Achievements

Congratulations to all the NYFA Fellows recently awarded fellowships, grants, and outstanding recognition for their continued commitment to their artwork

2016 MAP Fund Grantees

Lisa Bielawa (Fellow in Music Composition ‘96, ‘02),

Anthony Davis (Fellow in Music Composition ‘85, ‘94),

Yotam Haber (Fellow in Music/Sound ‘13),

Oliver Lake (Fellow in Music Composition ‘85),

Taylor Mac (Fellow in Inter-Disciplinary ‘09),

Dean Moss (Choreography ‘98, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ‘05),

Okwui Okpokwasili (Fellow in Choreography ‘13),

Liza Jessie Peterson (Fellow in Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ‘05),

Dread Scott (Fellow in Sculpture ‘01, Performance Art/Multidisciplinary Work ‘05, Interdisciplinary Work ‘12) and

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (Fellow in Choreography ‘86).

2016 Pulitzer winners

Henry Threadgill (Fellow in Music Composition ‘87, ’91)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘10)  is a Pulitzer finalist in Drama

2016 PEN Literary

Lisa Ko (Fellow in Fiction ’02)

Lynn Nottage (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’94, ’00)

Young Jean Lee (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’10)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ’10)

2016 Guggenheim Fellows

Judith Bernstein (Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists’ Books ‘88)

Robert Boyd (Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts ’15, ’09; Photography ’04)

Ellen Harvey (Fellow in Painting ‘02)

Manfred Kirchheimer (Fellow in Film ‘87)

Simone Leigh (Fellow in Sculpture ‘09)

Taylor Mac (Fellow in Inter-Disciplinary Arts ‘09)

Chico MacMurtrie (Fellow in Computer Arts ‘03, Digital/Electronic Arts ‘09)

Jenny Offill (Fellow in Fiction ‘06)

Amanda Petrusich (Fellow in Nonfiction ‘14)

Michelle Segre (Fellow in Crafts/Sculpture ‘14)

Betty Shamieh (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘04)

Melanie Rae Thon (Fellow in Fiction ‘96)

Allan Wexler (Fellow in Architecture ‘85, ‘90)

Jeremy Xido (Fellow in Video/Film ‘15)

Doris Duke Artist Awards

Kyle Abraham (Fellow in Choreography ‘10)

Dave Douglas (Fellow in Music Composition ‘04)

Janie Geiser (Fellow in Performance Art/Emergent Forms ‘89, Film ‘97)

Miguel Gutierrez (Fellow in Choreography ‘04)

Wayne Horvitz (Fellow in Music Composition ‘87)

Taylor Mac (Fellow in Inter-Disciplinary ‘97)

Lynn Nottage (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘94, ‘00)

Will Power (Fellow in Performance/Multidisciplinary ‘05)

Henry Threadgill (Fellow in Music Composition ‘87, ‘91) 

Herb Alpert Award in the Arts

Ishmael Houston-Jones (Fellow in Choreography ‘85, ‘89)

Simone Leigh (Fellow in Sculpture ‘09)

Anne Washburn (Fellow in Playwriting/Screenwriting ‘10)

NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program awards $7,000 grants to individual artists living and working in New York State. NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowships are administered with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

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Image: Simone Leigh (Fellow in Sculpture ‘09), Queen Bee, Material: terracotta, TV antennae, graphite, gold luster, 2008. 

Amy Aronoff
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