Luis Camnitzer and Coco Fusco are among eight visual artists awarded a $50,000 fellowship from United States Artists, a national grant-making and advocacy organization that recognizes innovative and influential artists in a variety of artistic endeavors.
Since 2006, United States Artists has distributed more than $20 million, divided among 371 fellows. Through a rigorous evaluation process, panels of experts in eight artistic disciplines selected the 54 winning artists for 2012 from among 438 nominated applicants from 50 states and Puerto Rico. Fellowships are awarded to artists at all career stages who demonstrate artistic excellence, unique artistic vision and significant contributions to their fields. “The USA Fellows for 2012 are not only incredible artists, they also give back to their communities and engage with the most pressing social issues of our time,” said USA executive director Katharine DeShaw.