Queer/Art/Mentorship, an organization dedicated to promoting and fostering intergenerational support for LGBTQI artists in New York City, has announced the 11 fellows selected for its 2015-16 series. The program pairs up and coming artists with relevant mentors across five disciplines — Performance, Literary, Film, Visual Arts, and Curatorial — and with help from that mentor over the course of a year, each fellow develops their own particular project. For example, visual arts fellow Caroline Wells Chandler (recently featured in Driscoll Babcock’s “Superheroes” show) will work with mentor Angela Dufresne on a new crochet series and resin paintings, while curatorial fellow Hugh Ryan will work with mentor Shannon Michael Cane on an exhibition of outsider art at La MaMa Galleria. The full list of fellows and mentors is below; to learn more about each artist’s practice, and about the program overall, visit the organization’s website.
Visual Arts: Caroline Wells Chandler and Doron Langberg will work with mentors Angela Dufresne and Avram Finkelstein
Performance: Monstah Black, Eva Peskin and Justine Williams will work with mentors Arthur Aviles and Talvin Wilks
Film: Rodrigo Bellott, Erin Greenwell and Mylo Mendez will work with mentors Thomas Allen Harris, Silas Howard and Stacie Passon
Literary: Jacob Matkov and Brendan Williams-Childs will work with mentors Jaime Manrique and Sarah Schulman
Curatorial: Hugh Ryan will work with mentor Shannon Michael Cane
— Anneliese Cooper (@DawnDavenport)
(Photo: Courtesy Queer/Art/Mentorship)