United States Artists (USA) has selected 37 artists for their 2015 “USA Fellows” – artists who will receive an award of $50,000 to fund their creative practice and development. Among the 37 artists, chosen across nine disciplines, two of the awarded fellows were architects: Jonathan Muecke, a USA Knight Fellow, and Chat Travieso, a USA Young Arts Fellow.
Jonathan Muecke, perhaps best known for his work with Design Miami is a graduate of Iowa State University, and following an internship with Herzog & De Meuron, has established himself in the field of contemporary design, with an emphasis on furniture design and reinterpretation.
Chat Travieso is an architectural designer whose work focuses on a playful investigation of public spaces, according to his website. He has worked with The Design Trust for the Under the Elevated project, a research and intervention project improving the interstitial spaces of New York.
Highlighting the value of originality across all creative disciplines, the USA has offered over $20 million through their Fellows program since its inception. The uniqueness of the award is in its flexibility – awarded artists may use their funding in any way they choose. This year’s recipients were chosen from over 400 nominees living in the United States or US Territories.
Find more information on the 2015 USA Fellows, including a full list of awarded Fellows here.