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Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by CAA — Oct 15, 2011

CAA recognizes its members for their professional achievements, be it a grant, fellowship, residency, book prize, honorary degree, or related award.

Grants, Awards, and Honors is published every two months: in February, April, June, August, October, and December. To learn more about submitting a listing, please follow the instructions on the main Member News page.

October 2011

Michael Beitz, an artist based in Attica, New York, has received a 2011 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in the crafts and sculpture category.

Sinclair Bell, assistant professor of art history in the School of Art at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, has been awarded a research fellowship from the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut) and the Archaeological Institute of America. He will conduct research in Berlin this fall.

Rachel Federman of New York University has received a $1,500 library research grant from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.

Seth Alexander Feman of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, has earned a $1,500 library research grant from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.

Aglaya Glebova of the University of California, Berkeley, has won the Dedalus Foundation’s 2011 Dissertation Fellowship Award, given annually to a PhD candidate at an American university who is working on a dissertation related to modern art and modernism. The $20,000 award will help support Glebova’s work on her dissertation, “Wilderness and Construction: Three Case Studies of Russian Landscape Representation,” which investigates representations of Russia’s Northern wilderness from the mid-nineteenth century to present.

Wendy Ann Grossman of the University of Maryland in University Park has received a $1,500 library research grant from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.

Sonali Gulati, a faculty member teaching photography and film in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, has been awarded the Mary Lyon Award from her alma mater, Mount Holyoke College. The award honors a young alumna (no more than fifteen years after graduation) who demonstrates promise or sustained achievement in her life, profession, or community.

Matthew Jesse Jackson has won the Dedalus Foundation’s tenth annual Robert Motherwell Book Award for his The Experimental Group: Ilya Kabakov, Moscow Conceptualism, Soviet Avant-Gardes (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010). The award, which carries a $20,000 prize, honors an outstanding publication in the history and criticism of modernism in the arts. The Experimental Group documents the life and work of the Russian artist Ilya Kabakov and, through him, the milieu of the Moscow Conceptualists: the “unofficial artists” who worked without state sanction in the post-Stalinist Soviet Union.

Sue Johnson, professor of art at Saint Mary’s College of Maryland in Saint Mary’s City, has been awarded a residency at the Centre d’Art Marnay Art Centre in Marnay-sur-Seine, France. Her residency also includes a grant from the Tenot Fondation. In addition, Johnson was selected as a visiting artist by the American Academy in Rome for June 2011. In 2010–11 she has been a visiting scholar in residence at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford, England.

Holger A. Klein, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York, has been honored with the fiftieth annual Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching, which honors a Columbia professor for commitment to undergraduate instruction and for humanity, devotion to truth, and inspiring leadership. The recipient of the award is selected by the student members of the Academic Awards Subcommittee of the Columbia College Student Council, with administrative support and guidance from the Academic Affairs staff of the college.

JC Lenochan, an artist based in Orange, New Jersey, has received a $6,000 grant from the 2011–12 Franklin Furnace Fund for Decolonizing the Mind, an installation and performance with public interaction that addresses how pedagogy relates to issues of sex, race, and class stratification. For the gallery-based work, Lenochan will hang chalkboards with text and images opposite blank chalkboards for the public’s response. Simultaneously, four high school students will pile of old school desks in the middle of the space and also play sound and audio from Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s book, Decolonizing the Mind.

Margaret Lindauer, an art historian at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, has been recently honored twice, receiving a VCUarts Faculty Achievement Award for 2010–11 and a VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching.

Christina Lindholm, associate dean of undergraduate studies in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, has earned a 2011 Spirit of Martha Award, which recognizes University of Missouri women who have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession and exemplify the spirit of leadership, particularly in the furtherance of women.

China Marks, an artist based in Long Island City, New York, has been named a Gregory Millard Fellow by the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has also received a 2011 grant in the category for printmaking, drawing, and book arts.

Saloni Mathur, associate professor in the Department of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, has received a $44,000 residential grant from the Getty Foundation. As a Getty Scholar, she will work on “Divided Objects: Indian Partition and the Politics of Display.”

Jennifer Ann McComas of Indiana University in Bloomington has accepted a $1,500 library research grant from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.

Kristine Nielsen of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has received a $661 library research grant from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.

Kristina Berrill Paulsen of Ohio State University in Columbus has received a $1,000 library research grant from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.

Scott William Perkins of the Bard Graduate Center in New York has received a $1,500 library research grant from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.

Corey Piper, curatorial assistant for the Mellon Collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, has received a 2011–12 John H. Daniels Fellowship from the National Sporting Library and Museum. She will work on “The Cast and Characters of the British Sporting Ring,” a scholarly essay for the catalogue of an upcoming exhibition, Catching Sight: The World of the British Sporting Print, at her museum.

Anne J. Regan, an artist who earned her MFA last year at the University of Houston in Texas, has become a resident artist at the Lawndale at Center in Houston. The residency comes with nine months of studio space, $1,500 for materials, and a $500 per month stipend; it will also culminate in an exhibition with two other resident artists in May 2012.

Barbara Smith, an artist based in Rosendale, New York, has received a 2011 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in the crafts and sculpture category.

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, a highly acclaimed American Indian artist based in New Mexico, has been honored with a 2011 Visionary Woman Award by Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for her outstanding contributions to the arts. Elaborating on her heritage and worldview, Smith’s richly layered juxtapositions of text and image in large-scale prints and canvases address today’s tribal politics, human rights, and environmental issues with a sophisticated combination of humor and wit.

Juana Valdes, an artist based in New York, has received a 2011 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in the crafts and sculpture category.

James Alan Van Dyke of the University of Missouri in Columbia has accepted a $1,500 library research grant from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.

P. Gregory Warden, University Distinguished Professor of Art History and associate dean for academic affairs in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has received a $200,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities to work with the Community College Humanities Organization on a 2012 NEH Summer Institute, called “The Legacy of Ancient Italy: The Etruscan and Early Roman City.” As project director, Warden will lead a group of community college teachers in Italy in June of next year.

Corina Alexandra Weidinger of the University of Delaware in Newark has earned a $1,500 library research grant from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.

Deborah Wing-Sproul, an interdisciplinary artist and a faculty member at Maine College of Art in Portland, has been named a Maine Arts Commission Media and Performing Arts Fellow for 2011. The recognition comes with a $13,000 grant award.

Brian Scott Winkenweder of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, has received a $1,000 library research grant from the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.

Sandy Winters, an artist based in New York, has received a 2011 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in the printmaking, drawing, and book arts category.

Reva Wolf, professor of art history at the State University of New York at New Paltz, has received a 2010–11 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, which recognizes consistently superior teaching and sound scholarship.

Karla Wozniak, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has received a 2011 fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in the category for printmaking, drawing, and book arts.