Friday, Janurary 20
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 17–Saturday, March 4
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, on behalf of the Jerome Foundation, is excited to present new projects by the four recipients of the 2021/22 MCAD–Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Early Career Artists: KOBI, Sarah Sampedro, Brooks Turner, and Shun Yong all from the Twin Cities.
The artists were selected out of a pool of 104 Minnesota-based applicants by a panel of arts professionals that included Paolo Arao, Brooklyn-based artist; Pavel Pyś, curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center; and Stephanie Sparling Williams, associate curator at Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art.
The selection of this cohort marks the 40th anniversary of this fellowship program, which began in 1981 when Jerome J. Hausman (1925–2021), President of MCAD, proposed to the Jerome Foundation that with their support the art college could “develop a program that would be supportive of emerging visual artists—painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers and other professionals in the visual arts.” What a fitting honor to Hausman’s memory that this year also brings the total number of Minnesota-based early career artists supported by the fellowships to 200.
Although the monetary support has increased over four decades—recipients now receive $10,000 each—the structure that Hausman outlined in his proposal is still the same. The 2021/22 fellows will have the opportunity to meet with three visiting critics over the course of the fellowship year, to have their work featured in a group exhibition that will open January 2023 in the MCAD Gallery, to have an essay written about their work that appears in the exhibition catalog, and to participate in a public panel discussion.