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MFA Photo, Video, and Related Media Faculty and Alumni Named NYFA Fellows

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the recipients and finalists of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program. Among this year's honorees were many MFA Photo, Video, and Related Media faculty and alumni. Congratulations to all!

Fellows: Jiatong Lu, Rehan Miskci, Lucas Blalock

for architecture and environmental studies: Ming Jer Kuo, Shimon Attie

Finalists: Julianne Nash, Dana Stirling

Photography Panelists: Penelope Umbrico, Sinan Tuncay

Used Electrical Cords for Sale (eBay), 2009 – 2018 and Bad Display (eBay), 2017-2018, installation at BRIC Arts Media,  Penelope Umbrico

Used Electrical Cords for Sale (eBay), 2009 – 2018 and Bad Display (eBay), 2017-2018, installation at BRIC Arts Media, Penelope Umbrico

© Dana Stirling

© Dana Stirling

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Program makes grants of $7,000 to artists working in 15 disciplines, awarding five per year on a triennial basis. The program is highly competitive, and this year’s recipients and finalists were selected by discipline-specific peer panels from an applicant pool of 2,542. Since it was launched in 1985, the program has awarded over $31 million to more than 5,000 artists. This year, thanks to the generous support of photography nonprofit Joy of Giving Something, NYFA was able to award an additional five Fellowships in Photography, which has the largest application pool of any Fellowship category.

Foundations 2013-15,  Lucas Blalock

Foundations 2013-15, Lucas Blalock

NASA Stack No. 8 (Palouse, Australian Wildfire, Khyber Pass and Western Slope of Andes),  Julianne Nash

NASA Stack No. 8 (Palouse, Australian Wildfire, Khyber Pass and Western Slope of Andes), Julianne Nash

Pardon Our Appearance, 2017, Sinan Tuncay

Pardon Our Appearance, 2017, Sinan Tuncay


2016 NYFA Fellowship winners - Alumni Dina Kantor, Pacifico Silano, Sinan Tuncay, Susannah Sayler, Shen Wei, Takahiro Kaneyama

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced the recipients and finalists of its Artists’ Fellowship Program. The organization has awarded a total of $647,000 to 98 artists (including five collaborations) throughout New York State in the following disciplines: architecture/environmental structures/design, choreography, music/sound, photography, playwriting/screenwriting. Fifteen finalists (three per discipline), who do not receive a cash award, but benefit from a range of other NYFA services, were also announced. A complete list of the Fellows and finalists follows. The Artists’ Fellowship Program is administered by NYFA with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

MFA Photo, Video and Related Media Alumni Dina Kantor, Pacifico Silano, Sinan Tuncay, Susannah Sayler, Shen Wei, Takahiro Kaneyama all received a fellowship this year.

Congratulations to all of them!

See the full list of winners here

Image by: Dina Kantor, Treece project

Image by: Dina Kantor, Treece project