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Artist Benefit + Banquet
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
6:30–11:00 PM

Paradise Club
The Times Square EDITION, 7th Floor
701 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10036

(Enter at West 47th Street and Seventh Avenue)


Performances by
Yaya Bey
Kitty Koalition

Beats by 
DJ April Hunt

Lynn Hershman Leeson
Raven Chacon
Ja’Tovia Gary

Reginald M. Browne
Kimberly Drew
Everette Taylor

Toasts by
Aruna D’Souza
Autumn Knight
Christiane Paul

Special Limited Edition by
Sherrill Roland

Creative Capital funds artists’ dream projects to advance freedom of expression. Founded in 1999, Creative Capital nurtures artists at catalytic moments in their careers through grants, professional advisory services, and community building. Our organization serves more than 900 grantees across the visual arts, performing arts, film, technology, literature, and socially engaged forms, and 80,000 artists across the country. All proceeds from the Benefit support our critical programming for artists.

Note to attendees: Due to UN General Assembly and road construction in Times Square, we recommend Artist Benefit + Banquet guests utilize the New York City Subway to Times Square.


Questions? Please contact [email protected] or 212.598.9900 x229. For press inquiries, contact [email protected].

2023 Creative Capital Benefit Honorees

Lynn Hershman Leeson
2008 Creative Capital Grantee 

“[Lynn’s work] is a profoundly double-edged view of technology, which may seduce and trick us but also gives us the opportunity to transcend ourselves” —The New York Times

Raven Chacon By Neal Santos

Raven Chacon
2012 Creative Capital Grantee 

“[Voiceless Mass] is a concentrated and powerful musical expression with a haunting visceral impact” —Pulitzer Prize Jury

Ja'Tovia Gary Headshot by Ciara Elle Bryant
Ja’Tovia Gary
2019 Creative Capital Grantee

“Ja’Tovia Gary makes poetic video works that elucidate the realities of racial injustice—and how the country might change.” —The New York Times

Special Limited Edition by Sherrill Roland

Sherrill Roland, 168.817, 2023. Steel, enamel, Kool-Aid, acrylic medium, epoxy resin. 18 x 27 in; 45.7 x 68.6 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles. Edition of 3. $5,000 (plus shipping + handling.)


Collect a special, limited edition sculpture, 168.817, 2023, created by multidisciplinary artist and 2021 Creative Capital Grantee Sherrill Roland exclusively for the Creative Capital Artist Benefit + Banquet. This work is available in a limited edition of three.*


Proceeds from limited edition sales support Creative Capital’s mission to advance artistic freedom of expression by providing grants to underserved, risk-taking artists in the creation of new work.



To purchase, please click the button above or email [email protected]


About the Artist
Sherrill Roland’s interdisciplinary practice engages concepts of innocence, identity, and community while reimagining social and political implications in the context of the American criminal justice system. After being wrongfully incarcerated for ten months for a crime he was later exonerated for, Roland returned to his artistic practice as an outlet for emotional release. Converting the haunting nuances of his experiences into drawings, sculptures, multimedia objects, performances, and participatory activities, Roland shares his story and creates space for others to do the same, illuminating the invisible costs, damages, and burdens of incarceration.


2023 Benefit Committee

Isa Catto and Daniel Shaw

Reggie and Aliya Browne
Paula Cooper Gallery
The Linda Genereux and Timur Galen Family Fund
Agnes Gund
Mariane Ibrahim

Host Committee
Sarah Arison
James Keith Brown
JiaJia Fei
Nicole R. Fleetwood
Elaine Goldman and John Benis
Lisa Heller
Jordan Huelskamp
Colleen Jennings-Roggensack
Bill T. Jones and Bjorn Amelan
Lyda Kuth
Ruby Lerner
Joseph V. Melillo

Lorraine O’Grady
Grace Oh, Formation Association
Kevin A. Pemberton
Kymberly Pinder
Stephen Reily and Emily Bingham
Legacy Russell
Sekka Scher
Marquise Stillwell
Catharine Stimpson
Martine Syms
Mickalene Thomas
Hannah Traore
Paige West
Kristina Wong


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All attendees must be 21 years or older and show a valid government issued ID upon entry. Tickets are non-refundable.