about the fellowship

The Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship is an annual award for young artists to produce extraordinary independent projects. In providing creative capital to young people, the Fellowship seeks to foster a positive educational and creative process that empowers them to be working artists for a summer, and to experience the freedom and the responsibility that such trust entails. 


A merit-based award, the Fellowship welcomes young artists up to age 21 from any background or country to submit proposals for the independent creation of artworks. The Fellowship will provide up to $10,000 of funding for the chosen Fellow's project, including but not limited to cost of materials, relevant museum or gallery admission, and/or tuition for creative instruction. Each year, the winning Fellow is chosen by a distinguished jury of artists, curators, gallerists, and established arts professionals. 


It is the Fellowship's belief that this early recognition, trust, and support will help foster lifelong independence and creativity in our Fellows, whatever path they may choose.


Founded in 2014, the Fellowship honors the creativity and independence of Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. (1995-2012) while supporting young artists as they strengthen their skills and talent.

who we are


Priscilla Ahn

Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos

Melissa Ko


Presca Ahn  


Lauren Shaw


Helena Anrather

Antonio Bolfo

Ben Thorp Brown

Ian Cheng

Nathan Clements-Gillespie

Kelly Kivland

Gracie Mansion

Rachel Rose

Xiaoyu Weng

Lucas Zwirner