Arts Writers Grant Program

The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant announces its 2021 grantees.

In its 2021 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant has awarded a total of $695,000 to 20 writers. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in three categories—articles, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from short reviews for magazines and newspapers to in-depth scholarly studies. The program supports writing about contemporary art and aims to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.


2021 Arts Writers Grantees

Priyanka Basu, “Between Past and Present in Tuni Chatterji’s Okul Nodi”
Fiona Alison Duncan, “Pippa: Queen of the Future—On the Transgressive Life of Artist Pippa Garner”
Tiona Nekkia McClodden, “The Cloth [Untitled Belkis Ayon Project]”

Erica N. Cardwell, Wrong is Not My Name: Essays and Stories on Black Feminist Visual Culture
C. Ondine Chavoya, Asco: Disgust and Creative Resistance in L.A.
Erina Duganne,Visual Solidarities: Art, Activism, and Central America
Rebecca M. Schreiber, Visualizing Displacement in the Americas: The Aesthetics of Mobility and Immobilization
Sarah-Neel Smith, Envisioning the Middle East: The Lost History of America’s Cultural Exchanges, 1952-79
Gloria Sutton, Against the Immersive: Shigeko Kubota’s Video Sculptures
Jordan Troeller, Sculpture’s Progeny: Motherhood and Artistic Creation in Ruth Asawa’s San Francisco

Short-Form Writing
Kriston Capps
Hera Chan
Chris Fite-Wassilak
Asa Mendelsohn
Darla Migan
Sadia Shirazi
TK Smith
Ana Tuazon
Xin Wang
Simon Wu

19 Jan Arts Writers RT @47_canal: The catalog for Anicka Yi's @Tate Turbine Hall commission "In Love With The World"—featuring contributions by Mark Godfrey, C…
19 Jan Arts Writers "The day had resolved itself—almost. Thin leathery web of winter hanging off a flagpole, they continued to hold han…
18 Jan Arts Writers "Garner’s work is really about ideas, their cheapness, mobility, and feasibility—where assembly-line notions of pro…
17 Jan Arts Writers "You can take all these turns and twists on the page but, in some respects, the mark of an excellent writer is the…
14 Jan Arts Writers "Farkas’s sculptures exist in limbo: grounded yet dislocated, not lamps but not not lamps, sensitive to and sited i…
13 Jan Arts Writers RT @cnqmdi: in the current issue of @moussemagazine i wrote about aziz hazara, scopic technologies, and bringing the war home…

Harold Rosenberg: A Critic’s Life by Debra Bricker Balken is now available via University of Chicago Press.

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Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life, by Janet Kraynak, is now available via University of California Press.

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The Smell of Risk: Environmental Disparities and Olfactory Aesthetics​, by Hsuan Hsu, is now available to purchase via NYU Press.

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Georgia is a collaborative blog project by Suzy Halajian, Shoghig Halajian, Anthony Carfello devoted to the critical potential of artistic practice.

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