“3 Bay Area visual artists win 2022 Artadia Awards: ‘I’m honored and a little bit in shock’”
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
July 6, 2022 (print edition July 23, 2022)
“Bay Area visual artists Miguel Arzabe, Gregory Rick and Astria Suparak are the three recipients of the 15th annual San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Awards for 2022. The prize, announced Wednesday, July 6, provides each recipient $10,000 in unrestricted funds. It also provides access to the network of artists, curators and collectors associated with Artadia, the New York grant-making nonprofit that funds artists annually in seven major U.S. cities.
‘It’s such an honor to be recognized, especially after this intense period of exhibitions and performances,’ said Suparak, an artist, writer and curator in Oakland. ‘The money will buy me the time to focus and learn about new technology and skills, and also to make the work.’
The timing of the award, Suparak said, was ideal. Her multidisciplinary work encompasses video installations, murals, online databases and performative lectures. ‘I’m at this critical moment in my practice.’ […]
In addition to the three winners, the group of six finalists also included Maria A. Guzmán Capron, Taro Hattori and Laine Justice. Among the jurors were Joseph Becker, associate curator of architecture and design at SFMOMA, and Jasmine Wahi, founder and co-director of Project for Empty Space.
The San Francisco Artadia Awards are open to visual artists working in any medium who have lived for at least two years in any of the nine Bay Area counties.”