2018/2019 WAP Guest Curator Allison Glenn poses with a group of MOCA GA's WAP Fellows at our annual WAP BASH announcement celebration.

Working Artist Project

The MOCA GA Working Artist Project (WAP) is an awards program to support established visual artists of merit who reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area. This initiative provides an unparalleled level of support for individual artists, expands the Museum’s mission, and promotes Atlanta as a city where artists can live, work, and thrive. As with past years, a guest curator from a major national museum will select three visual artists to receive the Award. Representing our city’s best and brightest, these artists will be supported with an exhibition, promotion, a studio assistant, and a major stipend to create work over the course of the year. This program is supported by grants from The Charles Loridans Foundation and The Antinori Foundation, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This year MOCA GA will provide the 2019/2020 WAP award recipients each with a stipend of $15,000; a paid studio apprentice for up to 300 hours at $10 per hour; an opportunity to interface with collectors, artists, and the public through programming and studio visits; documentation of the artist and work via MOCA GA’s Education/Research Center; Presentation of a solo exhibition at MOCA GA of new works created at during the WAP grant period; inclusion of one (1) new work from the solo exhibition in the MOCA GA permanent collection; and production of an accompanying full-color exhibition solo catalogue.

The Working Artist Project has supported 36 Fellows to date. Information from each artist can be found on the pages below.

Click below for information on each WAP Fellow

Ariel Dannielle

Working Artist Project Fellow 2019/2020
Guest Curator: Wassan Al-Khudhairi

William Downs

Working Artist Project Fellow 2019/2020
Guest Curator: Wassan Al-Khudhairi

Courtney McClellan

Working Artist Project Fellow 2019/2020
Guest Curator: Wassan Al-Khudhairi

Krista Clark

Working Artist Project Fellow 2018/2019
Guest Curator: Allison Glenn

Myra Greene

Working Artist Project Fellow 2018/2019
Guest Curator: Allison Glenn

Cosmo Whyte

Working Artist Project Fellow 2018/2019
Guest Curator: Allison Glenn

Kirstin Mitchell

Working Artist Project Fellow 2017/2018
Guest Curator: Joey Orr

Bojana Ginn

Working Artist Project Fellow 2017/2018
Guest Curator: Joey Orr

Michi Meko

Working Artist Project Fellow 2017/2018
Guest Curator: Joey Orr

Craig Drennen

Working Artist Project Fellow 2016/2017
Guest Curator: Rene Morales

Paul Stephen Benjamin

Working Artist Project Fellow 2016/2017
Guest Curator: Rene Morales

Lauri Stallings

Working Artist Project Fellow 2016/2017
Guest Curator: Rene Morales

Masud Olufani

Working Artist Project Fellow 2015/2016
Guest Curator: Saisha Grayson

Elizabeth Lide

Working Artist Project Fellow 2015/2016
Guest Curator: Saisha Grayson

Jill Frank

Working Artist Project Fellow 2015/2016
Guest Curator: Saisha Grayson

Sarah Emerson

Working Artist Project Fellow 2014/2015
Guest Curator: Siri Engberg

Jonathan Bouknight

Working Artist Project Fellow 2014/2015
Guest Curator: Siri Engberg

Sheila Pree Bright

Working Artist Project Fellow 2014/2015
Guest Curator: Siri Engberg

Fahamu Pecou

Working Artist Project Fellow 2013/2014
Guest Curator: Franklin Sirmins

E.K. Huckaby

Working Artist Project Fellow 2013/2014
Guest Curator: Franklin Sirmins

Scott Ingram

Working Artist Project Fellow 2013/2014
Guest Curator: Franklin Sirmins

Jiha Moon

Working Artist Project Fellow 2012/2013
Guest Curator: Julie Rodrigues Widholm

Katherine Taylor

Working Artist Project Fellow 2012/2013
Guest Curator: Julie Rodrigues Widholm

Shara Hughes

Working Artist Project Fellow 2012/2013
Guest Curator: Julie Rodrigues Widholm

Gregor Turk

Working Artist Project Fellow 2011/2012
Guest Curator: Michael Rooks

Martha Whittington

Working Artist Project Fellow 2011/2012
Guest Curator: Michael Rooks

Brian Dettmer

Working Artist Project Fellow 2011/2012
Guest Curator: Michael Rooks

Caomin Xie

Working Artist Project Fellow 2010/2011
Guest Curator: Allison Unruh

Micah Stansell

Working Artist Project Fellow 2010/2011
Guest Curator: Allison Unruh

Katherine Mitchell

Working Artist Project Fellow 2010/2011
Guest Curator: Allison Unruh

Matt Haffner

Working Artist Project Fellow 2008/2009
Guest Curator: Carter Foster

Marcia R. Cohen

Working Artist Project Fellow 2008/2009
Guest Curator: Carter Foster

Maria Artemis

Working Artist Project Fellow 2008/2009
Guest Curator: Carter Foster

Larry Walker

Working Artist Project Fellow 2007/2008
Guest Curator: Andrea Barnwell-Brownlee and Jeffery Grove

Don Cooper

Working Artist Project Fellow 2007/2008
Guest Curator: Andrea Barnwell-Brownlee and Jeffery Grove

Danielle Roney

Working Artist Project Fellow 2007/2008
Guest Curator: Andrea Barnwell-Brownlee and Jeffery Grove