The Chicago-based arts nonprofit United States Artists (USA) named 45 recipients of this year’s fellowships, each of which comes with an unrestricted $50,000 cash award. The selected artists represent 19 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam, and a range of age groups and career stages.
Among the awardees in the visual arts category are Carolina Caycedo, Christine Sun Kim, and Guadalupe Maravilla. This is the first year that a fellow from Guam, Roquin-Jon Quichocho Siongco, has been represented.
The program, now in its 17th year, has become closely watched, as many previous awardees have gone on to achieve further accolades in the years after winning a USA fellowship. Notable recipients include painter Howardena Pindell, poet Claudia Rankine, writer Teju Cole, and documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras.
The cash prize can be used however the artists choose, including paying rent to financing new projects.
“We are thrilled to celebrate this remarkable class of artists who reach across disciplines to imagine new forms of artmaking reflecting commitments to care and kinship,” said Judilee Reed, president and CEO of United States Artists, in a statement.
“As we enter this new chapter of United States Artists, we will continue to expand upon our historic commitment to elevating artists and their essential work, modeling new paradigms of support that can allow artists to truly thrive,” she added.
The complete list of 2023 USA Fellows follows below:
Architecture & Design
Bryan C. Lee Jr
Krystal C. Mack
Deanna Van Buren
Luis Alvaro Sahagun Nuño
Noemí Segarra Ramírez
Jason Fitzroy Jeffers
Angelo Madsen Minax
Theater & Performance
Kattorris Bang! (Nathalie Nia Faulk and indee mitchell)
Cristal Chanelle Truscott
Marques Hanalei Marzan
Barbara Teller Ornelas
Roquin-Jon Quichocho Siongco
Christine Sun Kim
Ernestine Shaankaláxt’ Hayes