National Academy of Design, New York
Julie Mehretu is one of eight new National Academicians elected by the National Academy of Design, New York.
Established in 1825, America’s first artist-led arts organisation inducts new Academicians each year in recognition of their contribution to contemporary American art and architecture.
Nominated and elected by current members, Mehretu will join a community of 450 peers who represent the breadth of cultural practice across the USA.
Image: Julie Mehretu for the New York Times. © Josefina Santos