A photo from Guggenheim fellow Zina Saro-Wiwa’s “The Invisible Man” series, 2015.

Guggenheim Foundation Announces 2017 Fellows

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded fellowships to a group of 173 scholars, artists, and scientists on Thursday, April 6. Selected for their prior achievements and potential to contribute to their fields, the fellows were chosen from a pool of three thousand applicants in the foundation’s ninety-third competition. Harry Dodge, Byron Kim, Mike Kuchar, Leigh Ledare, Sandeep Mukherjee, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Jeanne Silverthorne, and Zoe Strauss are among the artists who were selected to receive fellowships.

“It’s exciting to name 173 new Guggenheim Fellows,” Edward Hirsch, president of the foundation, said. “Each year since 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has bet everything on the individual, and we’re thrilled to continue to do so with this wonderfully talented and diverse group. It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.”

The foundation has granted more than $350 million in fellowships to more than eighteen thousand individuals over the course of its ninety-two-year history. The 2017 awardees represent forty-nine scholarly disciplines and artistic fields and are from twenty-seven states, as well as the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces. The fellows range in age from twenty-seven to seventy-nine. A full list of this year’s fellows can be found on the foundation's website. The arts-related fellows are as follows:

Keely Garfield
Keith Hennessy
Yvonne Meier
Will Rawls
Melinda Ring
Pramila Vasudevan

Drama and Performance Art
Carson Kreitzer
Aaron Landsman
Rogelio Martinez
Carmelita Tropicana
Marianne Weems

Signe Baumane
Zackary Canepari
Laura Ann Harrison
Kirsten Johnson
Mike Kuchar
Jen Liu
Cynthia Madansky
Antonio Méndez Esparza
Rodrigo Reyes
A.V. Rockwell
John Paul Sniadecki
Steven Subotnick
Billy Woodberry

Fine Arts
Derek Boshier
Kathe Kim Burkhart
Mahwish Chishty
Joseph DeLappe
Lesley Dill
Harry Dodge
Eugenio Espinoza
Elana Herzog
Nicholas A. Hill
Byron Kim
Jennie Jieun Lee
John W. Love
James Luna
Shari Mendelson
Sandeep Mukherjee
Paul O’Keeffe
Jefferson Pinder
Hunter Reynolds
Kay Rosen
Paul Rucker
Zina Saro-Wiwa
Jeanne Silverthorne
Roy Thurston
Leslie Wayne

Fine Arts Research
Adam Herring
Bissera V. Pentcheva

Marina Berio
Mary F. Calvert
Daniel W. Coburn
Kenneth Gonzales-Day
Thilde Jensen
Leigh Ledare
Michael Lundgren
Amanda Means
Shaun O’Boyle
Maggie Steber
Zoe Strauss
Bradley Temkin