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Talia Levitt, Studio Detritus, 2019. Courtesy of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation.
Talia Levitt, Studio Detritus, 2019. Courtesy of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation.

Rema Hort Mann Foundation Awards Grants to Eight New York Artists

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF) announced today that eight New York–based artists will receive this year’s $10,000 Emerging Artist Grants for demonstrating critical and rigorous work in the field of contemporary art and for committing to making substantial contributions to the arts in the future. The grantees are Ander Mikalson, Autumn Knight, Elizabeth Tubergen, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, Rachel LaBine, Sharon Madanes, and Talia Levitt.

The artists were selected from a pool of one hundred applicants who were nominated by New York–based arts professionals. An independent jury made up of Jane Panetta, an associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and a cocurator of this year’s Whitney Biennial; Susan Hort, a cofounder of the RHMF; David Humphrey, an artist, art critic, and Columbia University professor; Daniel S. Palmer, a curator at the Public Art Fund; and artist EJ Hauser, a former grant recipient, then chose the finalists.

The foundation has awarded the Emerging Artist Grants to promising visual artists in the greater New York City metropolitan area since 1996. The organization also offers the annual grants to artists working in Los Angeles. The goal of the grant program is to support artists at a critical time in their development. Past grantees include Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Mary Reid Kelley, Kehinde Wiley, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Dana Schutz, Sarah Sze, and Mickalene Thomas.