Artadia in the present day introduced the recipients of its 2022 Los Angeles Artadia Awards. They’re Esteban Ramón Pérez, Miller Robinson, and dana washington-queen. Ramón Pérez, a Los Angeles–based mostly multidisciplinary artist who investigates subjectivity, spirituality, and social points via work knowledgeable by his Chicano heritage and by his expertise as an upholsterer, was chosen because the recipient of the $10,000 Angeles Artwork Fund Artadia Award. Robinson, a two-spirit transdisciplinary artist of Karuk, Yurok, and mixed-European descent residing and dealing on unceded Tongva Territory and recognized for his or her multivalent apply incorporating poetry, tattooing, and garment making, will obtain $10,000 in unrestricted funds supported by Capital Group. The California-based washington-queen, whose work throughout images, movie, and video explores Blackness, data manufacturing, and programs of energy, was chosen because the Marciano Artwork Basis Artadia Awardee and can obtain $25,000 in unrestricted funds.
Functions for the award had been open to any visible artist, rising or established, residing in Los Angeles County and based mostly in that space for not less than two years. The winners had been chosen by way of a two-tiered jury course of culminating in visits (essentially digital, due to the pandemic) to the studios of the shortlisted artists by jurors Jennifer King, a curator on the Los Angeles County Museum of Artwork, and Christina Yang, chief curator at Berkeley Artwork Museum and Pacific Movie Archive.
“We wished we might have acknowledged all of the artists on this spherical with awards,” mentioned Yang in an announcement. “I ship my biggest sentiments for every of their continued pursuit of visionary artwork and group activism.”
“All three awardees—Esteban Ramón Pérez, Miller Robinson, and dana washington-queen—are making work that’s well timed and compelling,” commented Miller, noting that her conversations with the six finalists and Yang “had been particularly rewarding at a time when the chance to be taught from others feels extra necessary than ever.”