Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists
The Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists was established to help emerging visual artists in New York City. Each year, three artists are selected to receive stipends of $20,000 each; the opportunity to develop and exhibit a project at Queens Museum; and professional development support from the Queens Museum Director of Exhibitions and other programming staff members, as well as through the museum’s Artist Services Program.
Three artists were selected by a three-person selection panel consisting of the Queens Museum’s Director of Exhibitions Hitomi Iwasaki; Michael Connor, Artistic Director at Rhizome, New York; and Lydia Yee, Chief Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Ronny Quevedo (b.1981, Guayaquil, Ecuador) earned his MFA from Yale University and BFA from The Cooper Union. He has exhibited at numerous venues including The Drawing Center, New York City; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; El Museo del Barrio, New York City; Upfor Gallery, Portland; Sicardi Gallery, Houston; and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. He has participated in residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Project Row Houses, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and Kala Art Institute. He has been published in Artforum for his collaborative project, Specter Field, with Harold Mendez. Quevedo currently lives and works in New York City.
Sable Elyse Smith (b.1986, Los Angeles, CA) is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She holds an MFA from Parsons, and has performed at The Museum of Modern Art, New York City; New Museum, New York City; Eyebeam, New York City; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Her work has also been screened at Birkbeck Cinema in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries, London, Artist Television Access, San Francisco, and MoMA PS1, New York City. Her writing has been published in Radical Teacher, Selfish, Studio Magazine and with Recess Art’s Critical Writing Fellowship. Smith has received awards from Creative Capital, the Queens Museum, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Franklin Furnace Fund, NYSCA Individual Artist Program in Film and Media and Art Matters. Smith is currently a part-time faculty member at Parsons The New School for Design, and lives and works in New York City.
Julia Weist (b.1984, New York, NY) holds a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art and a MLIS from Pratt Institute. She is the recipient of the 2016 Net Based Audience Prize from Haus Der Elektronischen Künste, Basel, and the 2015 Media Plan Award from the Outdoor Advertising Association of America. Weist is the author of several artist books, including the novel Sexy Librarian (2008) and most recently After, About, With (2015). Her recent exhibitions include Know Yourself, The Luminary, St. Louis (2016), Art in the Age of…Planetary Computation, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2015), and a solo exhibition, Parbunkells, 83 Pitt Street, New York City (2016). Weist currently lives and works in New York City.
The Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists in New York City is generously supported by the Jerome Foundation, celebrating its 50th anniversary.