Artadia is pleased to announce the 2022 Los Angeles Artadia Awardees:
Esteban Ramón Pérez was selected for the Angeles Art Fund Artadia Award and will receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds from AAF; Miller Robinson was selected for the Capital Group Artadia Award and will receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds; and dana washington-queen was selected as the Marciano Art Foundation Artadia Awardee and will receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds from MAF. In addition to the financial support, each Awardee will have access to Artadia’s robust Network Program, which offers complementary professional development opportunities through workshops and one-on-one meetings with arts professionals and experts.
The decision was reached after an extensive two-tiered jury process, culminating in virtual studio visits with Jurors Jennifer King, Associate Curator at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Christina Yang, Chief Curator at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA).
“Participating on a full day of studio visits with Artadia Los Angeles Award finalists with LACMA curator Jennie King was a deeply engaging undertaking highlighted by critical discussion, artistic excellence, and collegiality. We wished we could have recognized all the artists in this round with awards. I send my greatest sentiments for each in their continued pursuit of visionary art and community activism. The administration of the virtual session was seamless inasmuch as could never replace in-person experience of the work and meeting the artists. In this time of still emerging from a pandemic, I am grateful to be working together to uphold our values of supporting brave and urgent new work and to enact change in creating greater diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging for those that have not traditionally had a place in the contemporary art world.“ Christina Yang commented on the overall experience.
Jennifer King notes “It was extremely gratifying to participate as a juror for Artadia’s Los Angeles Artist Awards. All three awardees, Esteban Ramón Pérez, Miller Robinson, and dana washington-queen, are making work that is timely and compelling. I appreciate that Artadia creates a space to engage in meaningful dialogue through the jurying process; the conversations with all of the six finalists, as well as with my fellow juror Christina Yang, were especially rewarding at a time when the opportunity to learn from others feels more important than ever.”
As well as Angeles Art Fund, Capital Group, and the Marciano Art Foundation, the 2022 Los Angeles Artadia Awards are generously supported by Artadia’s Board of Directors, Artadia Los Angeles Council members, and individual donors across the country.