United States Artist Fellowships Announced

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LaToya Ruby Frazier, ©Aubrey J. KauffmanLaToya Ruby Frazier, ©Aubrey J. Kauffman

LaToya Ruby Frazier and Leslie Hewitt were among the 34 artists who received United States Artists fellowships for 2014, each of whom will receive $50,000 of unrestricted financial support. Frazier’s first book, The Notion of Family, was released this year by Aperture, and she is the recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship. Frazier will speaking with Dawoud Bey tonight at 6:30 pm Aperture.

Hewitt works with photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations and shows at Sikkema Jenkins.

Founded in 2006 by the Ford, Rockefeller, Rasmuson, and Prudential foundations, the grants are currently funded by a broad range of philanthropic organizations and individuals.