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Visions from the New California

From 2003 to 2012, six California visual artists were selected each year for the Visions from the New California Award – a one-month residency, a $4000 fellowship, and inclusion in a nationally distributed publication featuring the year's awardees.

Read about the 2004 awardees below or click Artists to see all the awardees since 2003.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

ARTISTS

RESIDENCY SITES

JURORS

EXHIBITIONS

PUBLICATIONS

Visions from the New California

Victor Cartagena

mixed-media/installation artist
San Francisco, California

“I grew up in times of war, under the ‘military boot’ and the cassock, under a dictatorship that left behind the painful after-taste of death and disappearance.... Art in all its expressions becomes a matter of life or death in intense political times such as the ones we live in.”

www.victorcartagena.net

Victor Cartegena

Andaleeb Firdosy

film installation/video artist
Los Angeles, California

“As a Muslim Indo-American, raised in Central India and Southern California, I have often felt as if I’m perched on a fence, sometimes delicately negotiating and sometimes struggling for balance between colorful, at times clashing, cultures that have fed and shaped a vivid imagination.”

Andaleeb Firdosy

Midori Harima

sculptor
San Francisco, California

“I grew up in a post-WW II Japan that was built under western cultural control. I feel that made me lose trust in stories because a lot of things around me, as imports, had no basis or roots.... The process of creating a story is a way of recognizing the world and the process of being given a story is a process of understanding the world.”

www.harimamidori.com

Midori Harima

Taraneh Hemami

installation artist
San Francisco, California

“The landscape at Djerassi guides you to a place that defines pure beauty, the humbling experience of being in the presence of the endlessness of the land that surrounds you; to have the time and the encouragement to experience the landscape has been the greatest gift of all.”

www.taranehhemami.info

Taraneh Hemami

Daniel Lavitt

installation artist
Los Angeles, California

“My experience at Headlands got me out of a rut I did not know I was in until I was out of it.... I did not realize how angry I was and how much angst I had from my day to day life. I didn’t know that I had it until it started to subside.”

www.daniellavitt.com

Daniel Lavitt

Mooshka

sculptor
San Francisco, California

“The residency Open House was amazing.... I found out how powerful Native American art can be. It was festive, the crowd was respectful.... I had my Buddhist friend come and give my place a blessing, and the Native Americans showed up and sang songs and burned sage. It was a celebration. I was so happy to be hosting in this great space. It made me feel successful.”

www.geocities.com/mooshkaart

Mooshka

Ricardo Rivera

installation and video artist
Oakland, California

“During my residency I worked on seeing my work from a different perspective and in a different environment.... The residency has reinforced my beliefs of the importance of place. Specifically, how my location strongly influences and, in turn, helps pull me away from a routine. At the Exploratorium, there are many ideas flowing, whether through an exhibition or people – both have affected my work in a positive manner.”

www.ricardo-art.com

Ricardo Rivera