Professor Katherine Hubbard is among the 99 artists awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship for 2022. The Fellowship Program makes unrestricted cash grants of $7,000 to artists working in 15 disciplines, recognizing five disciplines per year on a triennial basis. The program is highly competitive and this year’s recipients and finalists were selected by discipline-specific peer panels from an applicant pool of 3,689. Since it was launched in 1985, the program has awarded over $34 million to more than 5,000 artists.
Each year, the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship offers a unique perspective on the evolving state of contemporary art in New York. This year, artists reflected on another year of the COVID-19 pandemic through various mediums. In addition to investigating gender and cultural identity, many took a deeper look into their own experiences with parenthood, family, and bereavement. From creating community-based architectural structures to capturing snapshots of endangered habitats, environmental issues were a common theme across all disciplines. Other common themes centered on social justice and LGBTQ+ stories.
Image: Smithson adjacent “XO”, 2019. 2 silver gelatin prints, 19h x 24w in