USA Fellows for 2011 Announced Today

Every year, we honor 50 of America’s finest artists with fellowship awards of $50,000 each. The new USA Fellows for 2011 represent some of the most innovative and diverse creative talents in the country. We invite you to meet them here .


Elena Manferdini
USA California Community
Foundation Fellow

J. Morgan Puett
USA Simon Fellow

Jenny E. Sabin
USA Knight Fellow

Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano
USA Booth Fellows

Mabel O. Wilson
USA Ford Fellow


Sonya Clark
USA Glasgow Fellow

Tom Joyce
USA Windgate Fellow

Beth Lipman
USA Berman Bloch Fellow

Jon Eric Riis
USA Windgate Fellow

Akio Takamori
USA Ford Fellow

Aaron Yakim
USA Ford Fellow

Tze Chun
USA Rockefeller Fellow

Steve James
USA Smith Fellow

John Jota Leaños
USA Friends Fellow

James Longley
USA Ford Fellow

Kara Oehler and Ann Heppermann
USA Rockefeller Fellows

Dee Rees
USA Knight Fellow

Kelly Reichardt
USA Tisch Fellow

Manuel Barrueco
USA Fontanals Fellow

Mary Ellen Childs
USA Friends Fellow

Lila Downs
Cummings Fellow

George Lewis
USA Walker Fellow

Sean Shepherd
USA Van Dusen Fellow

Sxip Shirey
USA Simon Fellow

Holcombe Waller
USA Berresford Fellow

Donald Byrd
USA James Baldwin Fellow

Nora Chipaumire
USA Ford Fellow

Michelle Ellsworth
USA Knight Fellow

John Jasperse
USA Brooks Hopkins Fellow

Liz Lerman
USA Ford Fellow

Lar Lubovitch
USA Ford Fellow


USA Friends Fellow

Annie Baker
USA Collins Fellow

Terrance Hayes
USA Zell Fellow

Campbell McGrath
USA Knight Fellow

A. E. Stallings
USA Rockefeller Fellow

Karen Tei Yamashita
USA Ford Fellow

Lee Breuer
USA Ford Fellow

John Collins
USA Donnelley Fellow

Teresa Hernández
USA Rolón Fellow

Nancy Keystone
USA Hoi Fellow

Kirk Lynn
USA Jeanne and Michael Klein Fellow

Octavio Solis
USA Ford Fellow

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
USA Guthman Fellow

Lorraine O’Grady
USA Rockefeller Fellow

John Outterbridge
USA Gracie Fellow


USA Oliver Fellow

Carolee Schneemann
USA Rockefeller Fellow

Roger Shimomura
USA Ford Fellow

Mike Smith
USA Lowe Fellow

About USA Fellows

United States Artists (USA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to investing in America's finest artists and to illuminating the value of artists to society. Through the USA Fellows program, $15 million has been awarded directly to outstanding artists across the country in the last six years. Learn more

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