Latinx Artist Fellowship

Supporting the most compelling Latinx artists working in the US today

Our country’s Latinx artists—creatives of Latin American or Caribbean descent who live and work in the US—have made significant and vital contributions to American culture. Yet these artists have lacked visibility and received little of the philanthropic or institutional support necessary to secure their place in the story of American art. Designed to address this systemic and longstanding lack of support, and now in its second year, the Latinx Artist Fellowship is awarding $50,000 each to a multigenerational cohort of 15 Latinx visual artists each year for an initial commitment of five years. Administered by the US Latinx Art Forum in collaboration with the New York Foundation for the Arts and supported by the Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation, this award is the first significant prize of its kind and celebrates the plurality and diversity of Latinx artists and aesthetics.

Committed $5M

Read the press release announcing the 2022 cohort.
For more information about the Latinx Artist Fellowship, see our Fact Sheet.

2022 Latinx Artist Fellows

  • Tanya Aguiñiga

    Tanya Aguiñiga

    Craft-based artist and activist

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Candida Alvarez

    Candida Alvarez

    Visual Artist and Painter

    Baroda, MI and Chicago, IL

  • María Magdalena Campos Pons

    María Magdalena Campos Pons

    Multimedia artist

    Nashville, TN

  • Maria Gaspar

    Maria Gaspar

    Interdisciplinary artist

    Chicago, IL

  • Jay Lynn Gomez

    Jay Lynn Gomez

    Painting and sculpture artist

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Lucia Hierro

    Lucia Hierro

    Sculpture and installation artist

    New York, NY

  • Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

    Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

    Contemporary fiber artist

    Gualala, CA

  • Koyoltzintli


    Interdisciplinary artist

    New York, NY

  • Leslie Martinez

    Leslie Martinez

    Visual artist and painter

    Dallas, TX

  • Amalia Mesa-Bains

    Amalia Mesa-Bains

    Installation artist, curator, and writer

    Monterey, CA and San Francisco, CA

  • Rosemary Meza-DesPlas

    Rosemary Meza-DesPlas

    Multidisciplinary artist

    Farmington, NM

  • Las Nietas de Nonó

    Las Nietas de Nonó

    Multidisciplinary artists

    San Antón, Carolina, Puerto Rico

  • Carmelita Tropicana

    Carmelita Tropicana

    Writer and performance artist

    New York, NY

  • Juana Valdés

    Juana Valdés

    Multidisciplinary artist

    Miami, FL and New York, NY

  • Vincent Valdez

    Vincent Valdez

    Visual artist and painter

    Houston, TX

2021 Latinx Artist Fellows

  • Elia Alba

    Elia Alba

    Multidisciplinary artist

    New York

  • Coco Fusco

    Coco Fusco

    Interdisciplinary artist and writer

    New York

  • Celia Álvarez Muñoz

    Celia Álvarez Muñoz

    Artist and activist

    Arlington, TX

  • Adriana Corral

    Adriana Corral

    Multidisciplinary artist

    Houston, TX

  • Carolina Caycedo

    Carolina Caycedo

    Multidisciplinary artist

    Los Angeles

  • rafa esparza

    rafa esparza

    Multidisciplinary artist

    Los Angeles

  • Christina Fernandez

    Christina Fernandez

    Artist and activist

    Los Angeles

  • Yolanda López

    Yolanda López

    Visual artist

    b. 1942, San Diego, CA d. 2021, San Francisco, CA

  • Miguel Luciano

    Miguel Luciano

    Multimedia artist

    New York

  • Guadalupe Maravilla

    Guadalupe Maravilla

    Transdisciplinary visual artist, choreographer, and healer

    Brooklyn, NY

  • Carlos Martiel

    Carlos Martiel

    Performance artist

    New York and Havana

  • Michael Menchaca

    Michael Menchaca

    Multidisciplinary artist

    San Antonio, TX

  • Delilah Montoya

    Delilah Montoya

    Printmaker and photographer

    Houston, TX

  • Vick Quezada

    Vick Quezada

    Interdisciplinary artist

    Northampton, MA

  • Juan Sánchez

    Juan Sánchez

    Visual artist

    New York