Sarah Awad, <i>Flagstaffs and Slaves</i>, 2011
Marissa Benedict, <i>Exothermix/Endothermic Transference I</i>, 2012
Jason E. Carter, <i>Couch</i>, 2011-2012
David E. Finegan, <i>They were the mighty, who, from old, were men of devastation</i>, 2012
Narangkar Glover, <i>Shangri-La Girls School: Vincent Hill Dirty Socks</i>, 2010
Jacqueline Gordon, <i>SA-3 Installation</i>, 2012
Daniel Jackson, <i>Rocket Pops</i>
Daniel Luchman, <i>Feats of the Second Decade of the Twenty-first Century: Voyage to Alpha Centauri</i>, 2012
Carmen Niichel, <i>Lemons</i>, 2011
Aay Preston-Myint, <i>Untitled (Landscape)</i>, 2011
Luis Ramirez, <i>Circa 1954</i>, 2010-2011
Jerome Reyes, <i>Flash Mab</i>, 2011
Jonathan Runcio, <i>Untitled (Message)</i>, 2012
Kim Sheridan, <i>Giraffe on the Street</i>, 2012
Samantha Wall, <i>Stiff As a Board</i>, 2012
A NOTE FROM CUE ART FOUNDATION
Moving forward with the success of the last nine years, the Directors of CUE Art Foundation are pleased to host the tenth annual Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award exhibition. This year the exhibition will showcase the work of artists who were granted the award in 2011 to further demonstrate CUE's continuing respect for a sister Foundation that has a laudable record of supporting artists at all stages of their careers. In the philanthropic and educational aims of its grants and programs, we feel that the Joan Mitchell Foundation's mission is consonant with our own.
The support the Joan Mitchell Foundation gave these artists has enabled them to establish a foothold in their artistic careers. Some used the grant as seed money to acquire or build a studio space; others purchased art materials; still others used the money to travel or relocate. However the money was used, this exhibition highlights the importance of assisting artists in the formative years of their careers. All of these artists exhibit a high level of quality, imagination, and commitment to their work and studio practice. We thank them for participating, and hope that this exhibition will further generate new opportunities for them in the ensuing years.
Established in 1993, the Joan Mitchell Foundation celebrates the legacy of Joan Mitchell and expands her vision to support the aspirations and development of diverse contemporary visual artists. We work to broaden the recognition of artists and their essential contributions to communities and society. We focus on two objectives: First, the study, preservation, and exhibition of the work of Joan Mitchell, as well as the examination and documentation of her life. Second, to assist in the development, growth, and continued maturation of contemporary visual artists by providing support for painters and sculptors throughout all stages of their careers.
To meet the needs of visual artists, the Foundation has developed several programs. These include direct awards to painters and sculptors, support for the documentation of the work of older artists to ensure the preservation of their individual legacies, a comprehensive program of free art education for New York City youth through after school, Saturday, and summer classes, and emergency funding to individual artists and arts communities in need of support after a disaster. In addition to these programs the Foundation is establishing an artists residency in the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. Complementary programs will be developed in collaboration with local arts organizations that will allow the Foundation to expand its support for the New Orleans visual arts community.
As part of its ongoing partnership with other arts organizations, the Foundation supports a multitude of services for artists, such as: professional development programming, documentation of work, exhibitions, and residencies. The 2012 MFA Exhibition at the CUE Art Foundation is one example of a collaborative project the Joan Mitchell Foundation is a part of, other can be found on our website: joanmitchellfoundation.org .
Alejandro Anreus, Ph.D.
Dan Bergman, President
John Koos, Director Emeritus
Theodore S. Berger, Treasurer
Carolyn Somers, Executive Director
Advisors: Neal Ambrose-Smith Penelope Dannenberg Beth Vogel
Foundation Staff: Christa Blatchford Ben Boatright Adrienne Bradshaw
A NOTE FROM THE JOAN MITCHELL FOUNDATION
The 2012 exhibition for the 2011 MFA Grant Recipients marks the tenth year of the Joan Mitchell Foundation's collaboration with CUE Art Foundation. CUE's generous contributions toward this partnership have enabled the Joan Mitchell Foundation to exhibit the work of over one hundred and seventy five MFA recipient artists to date. The Joan Mitchell Foundation feels very fortunate to partner with CUE in such an exciting annual event.
CUE's beautiful space and central location in the heart of New York City's gallery district provides the artists in this show with an incredible opportunity for visibility. As in past years, Jeremy Adams' curatorial talent and professionalism bring together a very diverse body of work, by a diverse group of artists, in a meaningful and energetic manner.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation's Board of Directors congratulates the Board and Staff of CUE Art Foundation for their thoughtful and invaluable support for emerging and under-recognized artists. We look forward to working with CUE in their new Chelsea location, beginning fall 2012.
Sarah Awad, University of California, Los Angeles
Marissa Lee Benedict, School of the Arts Institute of Chicago
Jason E. Carter, Cranbrook Academy of Art
David Finegan, Hunter College, CUNY
Narangkar Glover, University of California, Berkeley
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, Stanford University
Daniel Jackson, University of Delaware
Daniel Luchman, Carnegie Mellon University
Carmen Michel, Indiana University
Aay Preston-Myint, University of Illinois at Chicago
Luis F. Ramirez Celis, Stony Brook University
Jerome Reyes, Stanford University
Jonathan Runcio, California College of the Arts
Kim Sheridan, Queens College, CUNY
Samantha Wall, Pacific Northwest College of Art