Jones is an art historian, curator, and an associate professor in Columbia University’s art history and archaeology program. Fecteau is based in San Francisco and makes abstract sculptures out of materials like papier-mâché and cardboard. Reid Kelley lives in Olivebridge, New York, and specializes in video art that explores women’s history with a lo-fi aesthetic.
The winners “are breaking new ground in areas of public concern, in the arts, and in the sciences, often in unexpected ways. Their creativity, dedication, and impact inspire us all,” MacArthur Foundation president Julia Stasch said in a statement.