Creative Capital Awards Grants to SAIC Community Members

Creative Capital Awards Grants to SAIC Community Members

Creative Capital Awards Grants to SAIC Community Members

A collage of three self-portraits of the three awardees. On the left is Maura Brewer wearing a light blue shirt as she stands in front of a dark blue background. In the Center is Nyugen Smith wearing a camouflage-patterned shirt in front of a white background. On the right is Ramón Miranda Beltrán wearing a plaid button-up shirt standing in his studio.

Maura Brewer, Nyugen Smith, and Ramón Miranda Beltrán. Images courtesy of Creative Capital.

Maura Brewer, Nyugen Smith, and Ramón Miranda Beltrán. Images courtesy of Creative Capital.

Creative Capital has announced the recipients of their 2022 Creative Capital Awards, three of which include SAIC community members. Each recipient will receive varying amounts of up to $50,000 to fund their projects lying within the performing arts, visual arts, technology, literature, and socially engaged and multidisciplinary practices.

Maura Brewer (MFA 2006) received recognition for her essay video and performance Private Client Services, which documents the process of laundering money through art acquisition and seeks to “explore the dematerialization of art and money.” 

Ramón Miranda Beltrán (MFA 2012) was awarded for Canibalia, a series of artworks he created in collaboration with Madeline Jiménez Santil. Canibalia uses photography to “document the natural environment of Puerto Rico and Mexico and reappropriate colonial narratives.”

Nyugen Smith (MFA 2016) earned recognition for See Me See We, a series of contemporary sculptures of Smith’s African ancestors. These sculptures are “informed by research on facial scarification, hairstyles, and body adornment traced back to their ethnic groups of origin dating back more than 500 years.”

Congratulations to our three community members for this recognition of their innovative projects!

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