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Find information below about all of the Thoma Foundation’s previous grantees, award winners, and fellowship recipients. Sort by category using the tags below to refine your search. 

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees
Publication Recipients

I Was Raised on the Internet

I Was Raised on the Internet focuses on how the internet has changed the way we experience the world. Due to new types of gaming and entertainment and the rise of social ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Mary Flanagan, Established Digital Arts Writer

Mary Flanagan has been writing about digital art since the 1990s, with a particular focus on virtual spaces and games. She has long investigated the impact of feminist and alternative performances on ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Dawn Chan, Emerging Digital Arts Writer

With an early background in computer vision and artificial intelligence research, Dawn Chan uses art criticism to confront the identity politics embodied in digital art. Underlying Chan’s work is the understanding that ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Rudolf Frieling, Established Digital Arts Writer

Rudolf Frieling received the $40,000 award ($30,000 unrestricted, merit-based award + $10,000 project grant) for an established arts writer in the U.S. who has made significant contributions to writing about digital art. Rudolf Frieling is ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Ed Halter, Emerging Digital Arts Writer

Ed Halter received the $20,000 award ($15,000 unrestricted, merit-based award + $5,000 project grant) for an emerging arts writer in the U.S. who demonstrates great promise in writing about digital art. Ed Halter is ...

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees
Publication Recipients

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Christiane Paul, Established Digital Arts Writer

Christiane Paul received the $40,000 award ($30,000 award plus the opportunity for a $10,000 project grant) for an established arts writer in the U.S. who has made significant contributions to writing about digital art. Christiane ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Nora Khan, Emerging Digital Arts Writer

Nora Khan received the $20,000 award ($15,000 award plus the opportunity for a $5,000 project grant) for an emerging arts writer in the U.S. who demonstrates great promise in writing about digital art. Nora ...

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Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Becky Bevins, 20th Century Abstract Painting Research Fellow

Becky Bevins is the Thoma Foundation’s 2017 20th Century Abstract Painting Research Fellow. Read Bevins’ abstract below: “1960s critics writing about Post Painterly abstraction often discussed it in terms of feeling or emotion. ...

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Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art Recipients
Awards & Fellowship Recipients

Jon Ippolito, Established Digital Arts Writer

Jon Ippolito received the $30,000 award for an established arts writer in the U.S. who has made significant contributions to writing in the digital arts. Jon Ippolito is Professor of New Media ...

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