The Artist Trust Fellowship recognizes Washington state artists of exceptional talent. Fellowship recipients each received a cash award of $7,500.
Of 409 fellowship applicants, 16 artists were awarded fellowships. Three of the fellows are Asian American.
Brent Watanabe graduated from the University of Washington (UW) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting. His work has recently been shown at The Wing and Jack Straw New Media Gallery, among other venues.
Hengda Li graduated from Shenyang Music Institute Dance School and the Beijing Dance Academy in China, and also earned a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the UW.
Zhi Lin is associate professor in the School of Art at the UW, and holds degrees from the University of Delaware, the Slade School of Fine Art in London, and the China National Academy of Fine Arts. ♦