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View of Young Joon Kwak's Grotto For The Celebration Of The Rebirth Of The Freeform Creatures, 2017.

Rema Hort Mann Foundation Announces 2018 Emerging Artist Grantees for Los Angeles

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation announced that the 2018 Emerging Artist Grantees for Los Angeles are Beatriz Cortez, Kelman Duran, Janiva Ellis, Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack, Young Joon Kwak, Walker Tate, and Haena Yoo. The artists will each receive $10,000 for their work in contemporary art, though Ellis will receive $15,000 as the recipient of the Stanley Hollander Award. The winners were selected by a jury that included RHMF cofounder Susan Hort, writer and Artforum contributor Travis Diehl, artist and curator Max Presneill, artist Keith Mayerson, and LAXART deputy director and curator Catherine Taft.

The grants, which have been awarded annually in Los Angeles and New York since 1996, are meant to offer artists financial relief during a critical time in their artistic development. Past recipients include Mary Reid Kelley, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Keltie Ferris, Rashaad Newsome, Virginia Overton, Dana Schutz, Sarah Sze, Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, who was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship in 2017. The foundation, established in 1995, is devoted to supporting both emerging artists and those suffering from cancer.

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