In 1993, A.I.R. Gallery established the Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented Women Artists. The first award in its inaugural year went to a single recipient, Tenesh Webber. The gallery now awards six Fellowships annually and has served more than 70 artists to date.

A.I.R. is an intergenerational community. Each Fellow is paired with a New York Artist liaison giving the Fellows the opportunity to learn from other artists and to connect with the gallery’s invaluable professional resources. Each Fellow completes a community project. The community projects were originally considered a way for individual Fellows to share their specific skills with the A.I.R. community. Now, these projects serve A.I.R.’s larger public as well as its internal community.

The A.I.R. Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented Women Artists is unique. Funded through public and private grants and donations, there is no cost to the applicants. They receive professional development workshops, a solo exhibition, a stipend, and very sophisticated mentoring. The A.I.R. Fellowship program remains committed to providing support for women artists in New York City and to encouraging the growth of sustainable artistic practices.


2015-2016
Fanny Allié
Andrea Burgay
Shadi Harouni
Daniela Kostova
Kameelah Rasheed
Negin Sharifzadeh

2014-2015
Željka Blakšić
Amber Esseiva
Sara Mejia Kriendler
Amanda Turner Pohan
Alexandria Smith
Claudia Sohrens

2013-2014
Rachel Farmer
Dina Kantor
Amelia Marzec
Jayanthi Moorthy
Laura Petrovich-Cheney
Susan Stainman

2012-2013
Ian Gerson
Shanti Grumbine
Jessie Henson
Sujin Lee
Hannah Smith Allen
Naho Taruishi

2011-2012
Aimée Burg
Annie Ewaskio
Bang-Geul Han
Einat Imber
Katherine Tzu-Ian Mann
Régine Romain

2010-2011
Jiyoon Koo
Juliana Cerqueira Leite
Meghan Mcinnis
Anne Percoco
Sam Vernon
Elisabeth Waterston

2009-2010
Damali Abrams
Suzanne Broughel
Kira Nam Greene
Jee Hwang
Keun Young Park
Annette Rusin

2008-2009
Nivi Alroy
Monica Carrier
Ari Tabei
Elena Wen
Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Wroblewski

2007-2008
Lauren Simkin Berke
Barbara Hatfield
Kharis Kennedy
Katherine Dolgy Ludwig
Anita Ragusa
Hanna Sandin

2006-2007
Betsy Alwin
Megan Biddle
Margarida Correia
Stephanie Lempert
Brynna K. Tucker
Claudia Vieira

2004-2005
Sarah Blackwelder
Pattie Lee Becker
Soyeon Cho
Enid Crow
Christine Gedeon
Marni Horwitz
Fay Ku
Diane Meyer
Jinnine Pak

2003-2005
Hye-Kyung Kim
Jill Parisi

2002-2004
Elizabeth Zechel

2001-2003
Fay Torres Yap

1999-2001
Debra Hampton
Juri Kim
Sheila Manion-Artz

1996-1998
Angie Eng

1995-1997
Diyan Achjadi

1993-1995
Tenesh Webber