Announcing the 2015 Los Angeles Emerging Artist Grantees!












Help us welcome our 8 newest RHMF Emerging Artist Grantees!

January 31, 2014

For immediate release

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 RHMF Los Angeles Emerging Artist Grantees! The eight recipients of the $10,000 unrestricted cash grants are: Lindsay August-Salazar, Neal Bashor, Rafael Esparza, Mariah Garnett, Lauren Halsey, Nancy Lupo, Lauren Mackler, and Christopher Richmond. 

To view the portfolios from our grantees and all of our nominee, visit our updated e-gallery!
The selection process for the grant began in August, where we invited over 50 distinguished curators, artists, critics, art historians from the Los Angeles art world, to each nominate three emerging artists for the grant.  From a group of nearly 100 artists, the eight final grantees were chosen through a second, independent review by the selection committee.

We are thrilled to welcome our newest group of grantees to join our vast alumni network that includes artist Dana Schutz, Sarah Sze, Kehinde Wiley, Korakrit Arunanondchai, David Altmejd, Mickalene Thomas, and Virginia Overton, among many others.

This year the Rema Hort Mann Foundation is celebrating 20 years of supporting promising emerging artist and enhancing the emotional support networks for cancer patients in need.


2015 RHMF Grant Selection Committee

Rosson Crow was born in Dallas, TX in 1982 and lives in Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York NY in 2004 and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University, New Haven, CT in 2006. Honor Fraser Gallery presented Crow’s exhibition Ballyhoo Hullabaloo Haboob in 2012. One-person exhibitions of her work have been mounted at Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain de Sérignan, France (2014); Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (2010); and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX (2009). Her work has been included in thematic exhibitions such as  Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (2011); Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2010); New York Minute, curated by Kathy Grayson, Macro Future Museum, Rome, Italy (2009); and Out of Storage I – Peintures Choisies de la Collection, Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2008). Rosson Crow is represented by Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles.

Michael Ned Holte is a writer, independent curator, and Co-Director of the Art Program at the California Institute of the Arts. He recently organized the exhibition “TL;DR” at Artspace in Auckland, New Zealand and, with Connie Butler, the 2014 edition of “Made in L.A.” at the Hammer Museum.

Susan Hort is one of the Founders of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, as well as an avid collector of contemporary emerging art.

Suzanne Hudson is an art historian and critic. She is cofounder of the Contemporary Art Think Tank and the Society of Contemporary Art Historians, an affiliate society of the College Art Association. Her work has appeared in such publications as ArtforumParkettTexte zur KunstFlash ArtArt Journal, and October. She is the author of Robert Ryman: Used Paint (MIT Press, 2009; 2011), the coauthor and coeditor of Contemporary Art: 1989–Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013), and the author of Painting Now (Thames & Hudson, 2015). She teaches art history at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Christopher Ulivo (b.1977, Brooklyn, NY) lives and works in Goleta, CA. He is an artist, educator and director géneral of TSA LA, one of three artist-run galleries operating under the Tiger Strikes Asteroid banner. His work, mostly small egg tempera paintings, distills historical storytelling tropes into a complex narrative vinegar.