Awarded annually to Los Angeles based artists, the City of Los Angeles Independent (COLA) Master Artist Project (IMAP) supports the creation of new works by a selection of the city’s most exemplary mid-career artists. COLA IMAP honors the synergetic relationship between Los Angeles, its artists, its history, and its identity as an international arts capital. The Fellows were selected in three review-rounds by eight interdisciplinary peer panelists, including curators, educators, nonprofit gallerists, museum directors, and/or past fellows.
Grand Performances recently presented the following 2023 COLA IMAP Performing and Literary Fellows: performance artist and musician Daniel Corral, performing artist and choreographer/dancer Alia Mohamed, performance artist Jasmine Orpilla, and writer David Ulin.
DCA’s Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) will present the works of 2023 COLA IMAP Design and Visual Artists: Patricia Fernández, Wakana Kimura, Michael Massenburg, Duane Paul, Elyse Pignolet, and Kyungmi Shin from July 13 to September 16, 2023 at the 2023 COLA IMAP Design and Visual Artists Exhibition.