The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the selection of its 2012 Guggenheim Fellows. The 181 winners were culled from a field of almost 3,000 applicants and represent 54 different disciplines in the creative arts, humanities, natural and social sciences. This year the fine arts section boasts 20 fellows, in addition to 10 in photography and 13 in film-video. The list for each category is below.
The Foundation's board of trustees selected the fellowship recipients on April 11th based on the Committee of Selection's recommendations, thus distinguishing an elite group of artists, scholars and scientists.
The Guggenheim fellowship was established in 1925, and has since granted over $298 million in grant money to more than 17,300 individuals. A number of past fellows have gone on to receive esteemed awards such as the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes, setting a high bar for the Guggenheim class of 2012.
Elizabeth B. Barret
John Jota Leaños
Louise E. Belcourt
Juan William Chavez
Jacci Den Hartog
Arnold J. Kemp
Jennifer W. Reeves
Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin
Currently on view in the group show "Redux" at New York's Cristin Tierney Gallery (through Feb. 4) are two works by Joe Fig, both related to his 200