Bryan C. Lee Jr, the 2023 United States Artists’ Architecture & Design Fellow

Bryan Lee
Bryan C. Lee Jr., Founder and Director of Colloqate Design

By Archinect

United States Artists has awarded fellowships to 45 individuals across the arts. The fellows will each receive $50,000 cash awards intended to “honor their creative accomplishments and support their ongoing artistic and professional development.” Fellowships were awarded across ten disciplines: Architecture & Design, Craft, Dance, Film, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts, Visual Art, and Writing.

The 2023 Fellows represent nineteen states, Puerto Rico, and for the first time, Guam. Socially engaged, community-based work features across all ten disciplines, as does a multidisciplinary approach to the Fellows’ artistic outputs. Fellows in the 2023 class range in age from their 20s to 90s, and “all present new visions of artistic innovation and excellence across their disciplines,” according to the organization.

The 2023 Fellows from the Architecture & Design discipline are the designer and musician Alexis Hope from Seattle, WA and Cambridge, MA, the design justice architect Bryan C. Lee Jr from New Orleans, LA, the food designer and social practice artist Krystal C. Mack from Baltimore, MD, and the architect and analog immersive installation artist Deanna Van Buren from Oakland, CA.