The Land Arts of the American West program, at the University of New Mexico, is pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s Mellon Foundation Post MFA Research Grant.

Ryan Henel has been awarded $15,000 for his research into the possibilities for integrating art within the complex system of public infrastructure.
He will work with local agencies including the Albuquerque Metro Area Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA), the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the New Mexico Arts (NMARTS) and the City of Albuquerque Public Art program. His research will include visits to a list of major site specific projects including; Buster Simpson/Christian Moeller, Brightwater Influent Pump Station in Bothell,WA,
Robert Morris, Johnson Pit #30, SeaTac, WA, Haddad/Drugard, Water Mark, Scottsdale, AZ, James Corner, High-°©‐Line project, New York, NY, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Los Angeles, CA, Mags Harries/Lajos Heder, Sunflowers, an electric garden, Austin, TX, Patricia Johanson, Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility, Sonoma, CA.