Artadia, a non-profit grantmaking organization and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons, is pleased to announce the 2022 Houston Artadia Awards Finalists:
The 2022 Houston Artadia Awards application was open to visual artists working in any visual media, at any stage in their career, who have been living and working within Harris County for a minimum of two years.
This year’s semi-final jurors were Dr. Anita N. Bateman, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Connie Choi, Associate Curator of Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem; and Ryan Inouye, Associate curator of the 58th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art.
The Round 2 jurors will be Dr. Anita N. Bateman joined by Phillip A. Townsend, Curator of Art, Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS), The University of Texas at Austin.
On the jurying process, juror Dr. Anita N. Bateman shared, “The virtual studio visits for the Houston Artadia Awards only confirmed the immense talent of the six finalists, and in effect, the creative force that is the Houston Arts community.”
“I very much appreciated the opportunity to see the breadth of work submitted by artists for the 2022 Houston Artadia Awards and to be in conversation with both Anita Bateman and Ryan Inouye about the artists’ diverse practices,” remarked fellow juror Connie Choi. “The Finalists demonstrated an incredible approach to materials that intrigued me and a deep commitment to the community that engaged me.”