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Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by CAA — Aug 15, 2012

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.

August 2012

Hartmut Austen, a painter, has been appointed Grant Wood Fellow in Painting and Drawing at the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa in Iowa City for academic year 2012–13. The fellowship comes with the faculty rank of visiting assistant professor; studio space is provided for independent work.

Lacey Baradel, a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has been awarded a Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship in American Art. Baradel’s dissertation is titled “Mobile Americans: Locomotion and Identity in US Visual Culture, ca. 1860–1915.”

Julia Whitney Barnes, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, received a commission to design and install a permanent public mosaic at the Sirovich Senior Center in Manhattan’s East Village, where she had been an artist in residence. With support from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Barnes unveiled the mosaic in June 2012.

Phillip Bloom, a PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, had been granted a Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship for “Descent of the Deities: Early Icons of the Water-Land Ritual and the Transformation of the Visual Culture of Song (960–1279) Religion.”

Caetlynn Booth, an American artist living and working in Berlin, Germany, has been awarded a DAAD Fellowship for 2012–13 and a grant from the John Hanson Kittredge Fund for her current painting and research project, “The Work of Adam Elsheimer and the Spiritual Power of Painting,” which she began as a Fulbright fellow in 2011.

Katherine Colin, a painter and an MFA student at the University of Dallas in Texas, has won a 2012 Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award from the Dallas Museum of Art. Open to residents of Texas under the age of thirty, the Kimbrough fund was established in 1980 to recognize exceptional talent and potential in young visual artists who show a commitment to continuing their artistic endeavors.

Jess Riva Cooper, a sculptor from Toronto, Canada, has been awarded a scholarship for a summer residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. Cooper’s residency will be funded by a Windgate Scholarship, which provides a $700 grant for each recipient.

Andrew Eschelbacher, a doctoral candidate in art history in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland in College Park, has received a Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship for his dissertation, “Labor in the Cauldron of Progress: Jules Dalou, the Inconstant Worker, and Paris’s Memorial Landscape.”

Andrew Gilliatt, a ceramicist, has received the Speyer Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. The fellowship comprises a $5,000 award and a one-year residency at the foundation to pursue independent work.

Heather Ryan Kelley, professor of art at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, has been awarded a residency at the Cill Rialaig Project in County Kerry, Ireland. She will work on a series of prints, artist books, and collages based on James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.

Miriam Kienle, a doctoral candidate in art history in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, has received a Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship in American Art. Kienle’s dissertation is titled “Community at a Distance: The Networked Art of Ray Johnson.”

Debbie Kupinsky, a ceramicist and sculptor from Appleton, Wisconsin, has been awarded a Windgate Scholarship of $700 to attend a summer residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana.

Matthew Levy, a PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, has accepted a Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship in American Art. Levy is working on a dissertation, “Abstract Painting after the Minimalist Critiques: Robert Mangold, David Novros, Jo Baer,” that examines the practice of three painters.

Emily Liebert, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History and Archeology at Columbia University in New York, has been awarded a Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship in American Art for “Roles Recast: Eleanor Antin and the 1970s.”

Joseph Madura, a doctoral student in the Art History Department at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, has earned a Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship in American Art for his research project, “Minimal Art in the AIDS Crises: 1984–1998.”

Christopher Oliver, a PhD candidate in the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, has earned a Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship in American Art. Oliver’s dissertation is titled “Civic Visions: The Panorama and Popular Amusement in American Art and Society, 1845–1870.”

Mike Osbourne, an artist based in Austin, Texas, whose work examines the intersection of technology, urbanism, and the landscape, has earned a 2012 Otis and Velma Dozier Travel Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art. Osborne will travel to the Brazil and Peru to conduct research for a photography and video project that will address how the mythologized Amazonian landscape collides with the forces of modernity.

Julie Anne Plax, professor of art history at the University of Tucson in Arizona, has earned a 2012–13 John H. Daniels Fellowship from the National Sporting Library and Museum, based in Middleburg, Virginia. During her scholar in residence, Plax will work on a book project called “J. B. Oudry’s Tapestry Series Les Chasses Royales, the Chasse à Courre, and Royal Identity.”

Lisa Pon, associate professor of art history at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has received an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for her project, “Venice and the Early Modern Plague.”

Austin Porter, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Boston University in Massachusetts, has been awarded a Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship in American Art for his research project, “Paper Bullets: The Visual Culture of American World War II Print Propaganda.”

Britt Ragsdale, an artist based in Houston, Texas, has been awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance. The competitive grant program supports local artists working in a range of media and promotes the city as a magnet for cultural tourism.

Alice Y. Tseng, an associate professor of art history and chair of the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Boston University in Massachusetts, has been granted an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for her project, titled “Conspicuous Construction: New Monuments to Imperial Lineage in Modern Kyoto.”

Murtaza Vali, a freelance art critic and curator, has been named guest curator of the fifth edition of the Abraaj Capitol Art Prize. Vali joins the committee that will select the five winning artists; he will also assist the artists in completing their projects, to be exhibited at Art Dubai in March 2013.

Sandra Zalman, an assistant professor of art history at the University of Houston in Texas, has been granted an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for her project, “Surrealism and its Afterlife in American Art 1936–1986,” which examines the far-reaching influence Surrealism had on mass culture in the United States.