The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and The McKnight Foundation are proud to announce the eight recipients of the 2014/15 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists: David Bowen of Duluth, Sam Gould, Alexa Horochowski, Michael Hoyt, Alison Malone, Lamar Peterson, Joe Smith, and Tetsuya Yamada, all of the Twin Cities.
Designed to identify and support outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists, the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists provide recipients with $25,000 stipends, public recognition, professional encouragement from national visiting critics, an individual artist book, and an opportunity to participate in a speaker series. The fellowships are funded by a generous grant from The McKnight Foundation and administered by MCAD.
The 2014 McKnight fellows were selected from a group of 271 applicants by a panel of arts professionals of varying backgrounds whose careers intersect with the visual arts in different ways. This year’s jurors were Xandra Eden, curator of exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Hesse McGraw, vice-president of exhibitions and public programs at the San Francisco Art Institute; and Deborah Willis, a practicing artist and professor and chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch Center for the Arts at New York University.