Collaborating since 2009, their practice includes video, printmaking, paper-making, installation, performance, sculpture, and socially engaged projects, rooted in their experiences as women of color who grew up in the liminal culture between Mexico and the United States. Through skill-sharing and mutual aid, Fronterizx Collective develops projects and artworks that center the experiences of women of color and explore issues of power, labor, and transnational feminism. Their solo exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum links these themes, showcasing their latest projects and installations.
The Arlene and Morton Scult Artist Award recognizes a mid-career Arizona artist. Each year, the recipient is chosen from a pool of candidates based on a number of criteria. Eligible candidates are artists who demonstrate artistic excellence through their work, are presently making and exhibiting new work, have demonstrated significant growth in their work over their careers, and have been residents of Arizona for a minimum of four consecutive years. The recipient is then selected based on the work they are currently producing in addition to pieces they have created in the past. The award includes a $10,000 prize, a solo exhibition at the Museum, and a lifetime PhxArt Membership.
Born in 1997, Yaritza Flores Bustos migrated from Michoacán, México, at a young age with her family. They established a home in Maryvale, the Westside of Phoenix, something that Bustos states with pride. Her interdisciplinary practice works across media to develop a new archive that venerates the multiple languages her community utilizes to survive.
Yaritza Flores Bustos, 51 y Thomas, 2023. Earthenware, glaze, underglaze, stain, and luster. Courtesy the artist.
Alejandro Macias was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. His practice mixes conventional, representational, and abstract approaches, a strategy that acts as a metaphor for his upbringing along the U.S.-Mexico border. His work explores themes of Mexican-American identity, assimilation, acculturation, repression, civil rights, immigration, cultural misconceptions, contemporary socio-political trepidations, and the ever-shifting American political landscape.
Alejandro Macias, I Traded a River for Mountains (Departure & Arrival), 2021. Graphite and acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.
The Sally and Richard Lehmann Emerging Artist Awards (Lehmann Emerging Artist Awards) are presented annually by Phoenix Art Museum to provide recognition and financial support for emerging, professional, Arizona-based artists. Eligible candidates apply through an open call and must be considered emerging artists who are currently working and have resided in Arizona for a minimum of one year, among other requirements. The award includes a $5,000 prize, a group exhibition at the Museum, and a lifetime PhxArt Membership.
Arizona Artist Awards are made possible by the Arlene and Morton Scult Artist Award and the Sally and Richard Lehmann Emerging Artists Award with additional support from Cattryn Somers and Michael Cafiso.
Fronterizx Collective is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible through the generosity of the Cohn Fund for Arts and Culture, a founding gift of the Phoenix Art Museum Education and Engagement Excellence Fund.
The 2023 Lehmann Emerging Artist Award Recipients is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible through the generosity of the Cohn Fund for Arts and Culture, a founding gift of the Phoenix Art Museum Education and Engagement Excellence Fund.
All exhibitions at Phoenix Art Museum are underwritten by the Phoenix Art Museum Exhibition Excellence Fund, founded by the Opatrny Family Foundation, with additional major support provided by Joan Cremin.
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