The Hawaii-based art collective AGGROculture announces that member Keith Tallett is a recipient of a 2012 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Tallett was one of 25 artists in the United States to receive this prestigious award of $25,000.
Tallett said, “It’s an immense honor to receive the Mitchell Award. Part of Joan Mitchell’s vision was to support the development of diverse contemporary artists. For me, receiving this grant reaffirms my decision to live where I do, and how I do … relatively isolated from any big contemporary art scene and engaging the land, culture and community that I was raised in.”
Tallett is a mixed-media artist who was born and raised in Hilo. He received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. For more information visit www.aggroculture.org.