Artadia is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2023 Los Angeles Artadia Awards: Kang Seung Lee, the Angeles Art Fund Artadia Award recipient, Maria Maea, the Capital Group Artadia Award recipient, and Sarah Rosalena, the Marciano Art Foundation Artadia Award recipient. 

Artadia is excited to spotlight three artists that reflect the current fabric of artmaking in Los Angeles. Lee, Maea, and Rosalena create works that explore familial, queer, and technological histories through multidisciplinary work. Using the idea of the archive in conjunction with innovative practices, each artist proposes new futures and possibilities. 

The decision was reached after an extensive two-tiered jurying process culminating in virtual studio visits with jurors Henriette Huldisch, Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, Walker Art Center, and Daniela Lieja Quintanar, Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Programs, REDCAT.

Juror Henriette Huldisch reflected on the awards process, saying, “Artadia’s deep investment in supporting artists is apparent through the rigorous selection process, which resulted in a strong group of finalists for the Los Angeles Awards. It was a pleasure to participate in the process and engage in generative conversation with each of the artists and my fellow juror.”

In addition to Lee, Maea, and Rosalena, this year’s finalists for the Award included Chris Emile, Iman Person, and Samira Yamin, selected by Daniela Lieja Quintanar, Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Programs, REDCAT; Leilani Lynch, Associate Curator, MCA Denver; and Anjuli Nanda Diamond, Artistic Director, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.

Read the full press release here or read about it in ARTnews.

Since its founding in 1999, Artadia has awarded over $6 million in unrestricted funds to over 380 artists nationally. Celebrating visual artists and their foundational role in shaping society, the Artadia Award benefits three artists annually in seven major US cities with high concentrations of creative workers—Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

The 2023 Los Angeles Artadia Awards are supported by the Marciano Art Foundation, Angeles Art Fund, Capital Group, Rose Fiorentino (in honor of Franklin J. Mattei), the Artadia Board of Directors, Artadia Council Members, and individual donors from across the country.

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Left to right: Kang Seung Lee (photo credit: Ruben Diaz); Maria Maea (photo credit: Gabriel Lopez); and Sarah Rosalena (photo credit: Alan Mendez).