Tschabalala Self has won Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant. Established in 1993, the Painters and Sculptors Grant Programme acknowledges painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality through unrestricted career support. The Foundation currently awards $25,000 to twenty-five artists through an annual nomination process and Tschabalala Self was one of the artists to win the grant in 2016.
Nominators from across the country are invited to recommend artists, at any stage in their career, who are currently under-recognised for their creative achievements, and whose practice would significantly benefit from the grant. In an anonymous process, a jury panel then selects the twenty-five awardees. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators, and art educators who are dedicated to supporting artists.
Image: Tschabalala Self, Bellyphat, 2016. Painted canvas, fabric, oil, acrylic, and flashe on canvas, 203.2 x 152.4 cm