Eve Fowler. Photo: Steven Perilloux.

Art Matters Announces 2017 Grant Winners

Alex Greenberger of Artnews writes that Art Matters has announced its list of 2017 grant winners. Each artist and art collective will receive $7,500. “We are thrilled to support this extraordinary group of artists from across the US,” said Sacha Yannow, the director of Art Matters. “A diverse and expansive range of contemporary practice within various geographic and cultural contexts, their work engages justice and liberation issues and experiments with form. We feel their voices are important and through our funding, we hope to help amplify them.”

This year’s grantees are:

The Aadizookaan (Detroit)
Patty Berne (Berkeley, CA)
Zoe Buckman (New York)
Oletha DeVane (Ellicott City, MD)
Eve Fowler (Los Angeles)
Free Black Dirt (Minneapolis)
Ricardo Gamboa (Chicago)
Maria Gaspar (Chicago)
EJ Hill (Los Angeles)
Lauren Iida (Seattle)
Gelare Khoshgozaran (Los Angeles)
Guadalupe Maravilla (Richmond, VA)
Babatunde Olaniran (Flint, MI)
Victor Pacheco (Worcester, MA)
Omar Pimienta (National City, CA)
Naima Ramos-Chapman (Brooklyn, NY)
Barak adé Soleil (Chicago)
Studio Revolt (Tacoma, WA)
Ricky Tagaban (Juneau, AK)
Luis Tapia (Santa Fe, NM)
Jina Valentine (Durham, NC)
Lorna Williams (New Orleans)