Recipients

1st - 26th

Tanya Aguiñiga

Tanya Aguiñiga

26th

Arts

Artist whose dynamic visual artworks blend contemporary craft, sculpture and performance to address issues of migration, gender and identity

Sanford Biggers

Sanford Biggers

26th

Arts

Artist whose work in sculpture, painting, video and performance reveal intertwined cultural and aesthetic relationships while suggesting new narratives

Gabriela Lena Frank

Gabriela Lena Frank

25th

Arts & Humanities

Composer and pianist who explores her multicultural heritage through her compositions and mentors emerging composers

Kevin Jerome Everson

Kevin Jerome Everson

24th

Arts & Humanities

Filmmaker whose sensitive portrayals reveal beauty in the everyday lives of working-class Black Americans

Ralph Lemon

Ralph Lemon

23rd

Arts & Humanities

Interdisciplinary artist whose powerful works integrate dance, film and spoken word

Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey

22nd

Arts & Humanities

Poet lauded for her luminous writings that explore memory, history and racial injustice in America

Troy Andrews

Troy Andrews

21st

Arts & Humanities

Better known as “Trombone Shorty” for his unique sound and for preserving and passing on the musical legacy of New Orleans

Roz Chast

Roz Chast

20th

Arts & Humanities

Cartoonist who finds humor in the anxieties, insecurities and neuroses of everyday modern life

Abraham Verghese

Abraham Verghese

19th

Arts & Humanities

Physician whose critically acclaimed writings offer a poignant look at the practice of medicine and the power of healing

Mason Bates

Mason Bates

18th

Arts & Humanities

Contemporary composer and DJ who is dissolving the traditional boundaries of classical music

Ann Hamilton

Ann Hamilton

14th

Arts & Humanities

Visual artist who engages communities in creating multimedia installations

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers

13th

Arts & Humanities

Acclaimed author and founder of McSweeney's now mentoring a new generation of writers through 826 Valencia