Announcing Recipients of In Situ Artist Fellowship and QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists

Composite image made up of five portraits: Cameron A. Granger, a Black man, sitting on a brown couch, dressed in a green sweater, black pants, a brown baseball hat and circular glasses; Nsenga Knight, a brown skinned Afro-Caribbean American woman wears a black islamic headscarf and stands in front of a microphone; Catalina Schliebener Muñoz, a brown-skinned person with short black hair looking at the camera sits on the floor resting their hand on their cheek; Sonia Louise Davis, curly-haired brown-skinned woman in her 30’s, wearing a blue/teal patterned dress, in front of a colorful graffiti wall; Emilie Louise Gossiaux smiles while standing in a garden on a rainy day. She has long brown hair, blue eyes, and wears a green coat.

Images (left to right): Cameron A. Granger, Nsenga Knight, Catalina Schliebener Muñoz, Sonia Louise Davis, and Emilie Louise Gossiaux.


The Queens Museum is thrilled to announce the artists selected for the 2022-24 In Situ Artist Fellowship and the 2022-23 QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists:

In Situ Artist Fellows

  • Cameron A. Granger
  • Nsenga Knight
  • Catalina Schliebener Muñoz

QM-Jerome Foundation Fellows

  • Sonia Louise Davis
  • Emilie Louise Gossiaux

The In Situ Artist Fellowship is a two-year fellowship (November 2022–October 2024) for three artists to receive rent-free studio space and full time artist employment with an annual salary and benefits including healthcare and paid time off. Artists will engage with the Museum’s Archives & Collection and the future QM Children’s Museum as their primary programmatic and research areas for the fellowship. These two-year fellowships will also include solo exhibitions at the Queens Museum in Spring 2024.

The QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists in New York City grants two visual artists $20,000 each, professional development consultations, and close mentorship from staff members working toward the artists’ projects. For the first time, fellows will also have access to rent-free studio spaces at the Museum from November 2022 through October 2023. These one-year fellowships will culminate in solo project exhibitions at the Queens Museum in Fall 2023.

A large frame of a house made of old pieces of wood in a bright red room. Three TVs are mounted inside of it.
Image: Cameron Granger, “Heavy as Heaven” (installation view), 2022. Custom home with reclaimed wood, three video monitors, speakers and subs, 11min, 10’x11’x12′. Courtesy the artist.

Cameron A. Granger (b. 1993, Cleveland, OH; currently based between Columbus, OH and New York, NY) is Sandra’s son. Inspired by the rigorous archival practices of his grandmother, Pearl, that he witnessed as he came up in Cleveland, Granger uses his work as a means to quilt the histories of his communities, redacted by Empire, into new, not just potential, but inevitable futures. His recent projects include “Everybody’s got a little light under the sun,” a free food and short film program made in collaboration with Willowbeez Soul Veg and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, and “The Get Free Telethon” a twenty-four-hour livestream community fundraiser for Columbus groups Black Queer Intersectional Collective, Healing Broken Circles, and Columbus Freedom Coalition, sponsored by Red Bull Arts. He’s an alumni of the Studio Museum in Harlem AIR program, and Euclid public schools.

Nsenga Knight, a brown skinned Afro-Caribbean American woman wears a black islamic headscarf and stands in front of a microphone next to Samah Gafar, a brown-skinned, straight haired sudanese woman who is her arabic translator. She speaks into a microphone and behind her is a projection of a newspaper article written in arabic with a photograph of Malcolm X seated with his family. Knight is in front of a large seated indoor crowd at the Contemporary Image Collective, an arts institution in Cairo Egypt. There is Arabic writing on the wall.
Image: Nsenga Knight, “X Speaks: An Appeal to African Heads of State”, 2022. Performance and social practice, 2hrs, 28mins. Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo, Egypt. Photo credit: Andrea Thal. Courtesy the artist.

Nsenga Knight (b. 1981, Brooklyn, NY; currently based in Cairo, Egypt and New York, NY) has exhibited her artwork at Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo, Egypt, the New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, NY; MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; the Drawing Center, New York, NY; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Brooklyn, NY; BRIC Arts, Brooklyn, NY; AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; among others. Knight has been awarded with a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, a Southern Constellations Fellowship, the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant, and Brooklyn Arts Council grants. She has held artist residencies at BRICworkspace in Brooklyn, NY, the Drawing Center in New York, Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Galveston Artist Residency in Galveston, Texas, Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, Film/Video Arts Center in New York, and was a BCAT/ Rotunda Gallery Multimedia Artist in Residence in Brooklyn, NY.

Detail of large-scale collage comprised of cutouts from coloring books and children's storybooks pasted onto pink board.
Image: Catalina Schliebener Muñoz, “Growing Sideways” (detail), 2021. Site-Specific installation: collage and graphite on mat on wall. Boston Center for the Arts. Courtesy the artist.

Catalina Schliebener Muñoz ( b.1980, Santiago, Chile; currently based in Brooklyn, NY) is a Sudamerican, Chilean-born visual artist who works primarily with collage, installation, and murals. Their work draws on images, objects, and narratives associated with childhood and explores gender, sexuality, and class. Their work has been exhibited in Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago, Chile), Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art (New York, NY), Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx, NY), Children’s Museum of Manhattan (New York, NY), Boston Center for the Arts (Boston, MA), Centro Cultural de España (Santiago, Chile), Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Center for Books Arts (New York, NY), Catalyst Arts (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn, NY), Hache Galería (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Galería Jardín Oculto (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Galería Metropolitana (Santiago, Chile), and Bureau of General Services—Queer Division (New York, NY), among others. A recipient of multiple FONDART Grants (Cultural and Arts Development Fund of the Government of Chile), Schliebener Muñoz also received grants from DIRAC (Board of Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Relations of Chile) and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (New York, NY). They also received a Queer Artist Fellowship from the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art (2017), and an Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Fellowship from the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2018). In addition, Schliebener Muñoz has extensive teaching experience, from early childhood education to undergraduate education, on topics ranging from philosophy and art theory to art instruction in schools, studios, and museum settings.  They are currently working as a teaching artist with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art and they facilitate gender and sexuality trainings for the Early Childhood Professional Development Institute at the City University of New York (CUNY). Schliebener Muñoz has also worked as a teaching artist with the Queens Museum. They received a Bachelor of Philosophy and a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Universidad de Arte y Ciencias Sociales (ARCIS; Santiago, Chile).

A square textured abstract painting made of brown, purple, gold, orange and white yarns, some of which are puffy shapes.
Image: Sonia Louise Davis, “emergence: sweet earth flying,” 2022. Norwegian raw wool, hand-spun dyed wool, cotton and acrylic yarns, 46 x 50 x 2 in. Courtesy the artist.

Sonia Louise Davis (b. 1988, New York, NY; currently based in New York, NY) is a visual artist, writer and performer born and raised in New York City. Her most recent solo exhibition, “resonant frequencies, blossoming tones,” at HESSE FLATOW (NY) was listed a “must see” by Artforum in September 2022. She has presented her work at the Whitney Museum (NY), ACRE (Chicago), Sadie Halie Projects (Minneapolis), Ortega y Gasset (Brooklyn), Rubber Factory (NY), and Artists Space (NY), among other venues. Residencies and fellowships include the Laundromat Project’s Create Change Fellowship (NY), Civitella Ranieri (Italy), New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (Brooklyn), Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice (NY), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Artist in Residence Program (NY), Studio Immersion Project Fellowship at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (NY), Right Now Artist Publication Grant from Women’s Studio Workshop (Rosendale) and STONELEAF RETREAT (Kingston). Her newest book, “slow and soft and righteous, improvising at the end of the world (and how we make a new one)” was published in 2021 by Co—Conspirator Press, which operates out of the Feminist Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles. An honors graduate of Wesleyan University (BA, African American Studies) and alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program, Sonia lives and works in Harlem.

Sculptural installation of 2 large dogs standing up on their hind legs with their front paws extended towards each other.
Image: Emilie Louise Gossiaux, “Dancing with London”, 2021. Polystyrene foam, wood, aluminum tubes, epoxy resin, papier-mâché, and acrylic matte varnish, 58 x 41 x 13 inches (sculptures stand 6 feet apart). Commissioned piece for the MMK Frankfurt exhibition, “Crip Time” (mural on wall is “Hand Palm” by Christine Sun Kim). Courtesy the artist.

Emilie Louise Gossiaux (b. 1989, New Orleans, LA; currently based in New York, NY) received a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2014, and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale School of Art in 2019. Since losing her vision due to a traffic accident in 2010, Gossiaux’s altered experiences in the world has influenced her practice to grow— drawing on inspiration from dreams, memories, and non-visual sensory perceptions. With her drawings, sculptures, and installations, Gossiaux explores themes such as love, intimacy, and the interdependent relationships between humans and non-human species. Through her work inspired by the interspecies bond she has with her Guide Dog, London, she celebrates disability pride, while disrupting the anthropocene understanding of agency, and the hierarchic ordering between humans and animals. Her solo shows include “After Image” at False Flag Gallery (New York City 2018); “Memory of a Body” at Mother Gallery (Beacon, NY 2020); and “Significant Otherness” at Mother Gallery (New York City 2022). She has exhibited internationally, including at the Wellcome Collection (London, 2022); 1969 Gallery (New York City, 2022); The Aldrich Contemporary (Ridgefield, CT, 2022); Gallery 400 (Chicago, 2022); MoMA PS1 (New York City, 2021); Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt (2021); The Krannert Art Museum (Champagne, IL, 2021); The Shed (New York City, 2021); SculptureCenter (New York City, 2020); and The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (New York City, 2018). Gossiaux was awarded a John F. Kennedy Center’s VSA Prize, the Wynn Newhouse Award, a NYFA Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant, and the Colene Brown Art Prize. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Brooklyn Rail, The New Yorker, Art in America, and Topical Cream Magazine. 

The Queens Museum and our In Situ Artist Fellowships are generously supported by the Mellon Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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The QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists in New York City is supported by a grant from the Jerome Foundation.

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The Museum is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Mayor Eric Adams, the Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, and the New York City Council under the leadership of Speaker Adrienne E. Adams. Additional major funding is generously provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.