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Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by CAA — Feb 15, 2013

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.

February 2013

Tenley Bick, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been awarded an Institute of International Education Graduate Fellowship for International Study, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in support of her dissertation, “Capital and Rags: Michelangelo Pistoletto and Arte Povera in Turin, 1958–1972.”

China Blue has been listed in Who’s Who of American Art and received a nomination for Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally in 2012 by the International Association of Art Critics. She also has received the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Fellowship for New Genres and the Project Grant.

Maria Elena Buszek of the University of Colorado in Denver has won the twenty-eighth annual LoPresti Award for best essay collection of 2011. The award, administered by the Art Libraries Society of North America’s Southeast Chapter, recognizes Buszek’s anthology Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011) among those titles representing “excellence in art publications issued in the southeastern United States.”

Michael Cline, an artist based in Astoria, New York, has received a 2012 Artists’ Fellowship in painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Eva Díaz, assistant professor of contemporary art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, has received a 2012 award in the book category from the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. She will work on The Fuller Effect: Contemporary Art and the Critique of Total Design.

Jennifer Doyle, associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, has been recognized by the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with a 2012 award in the book category. She will continue developing The Athletic Turn, an exploration of interactions between sports and contemporary art.

Kate Gilmore, an artist based in New York, has earned a 2012 Artists’ Fellowship in interdisciplinary work from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Abigail McEwen, assistant professor of art history in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland in College Park, has received a 2013 Dedalus Foundation Senior Fellowship for her book project, “Revolutionary Horizons: Art and Polemics in 1950s Cuba.”

Ara H. Merjian, assistant professor of Italian studies and art history at New York University, has accepted a 2012 award in the book category from the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. His project is titled Pier Paolo Pasolini and the Politics of Art History: Heretical Aesthetics.

Lauren Hackworth Petersen, associate professor of art history at the University of Delaware in Newark, has received a grant from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation to complete a book manuscript, “The Material Life of Roman Slaves,” coauthored with Sandra Joshel, professor of history at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Daniel R. Quiles, assistant professor of art history, theory, and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois, has received a 2012 award in the article category from the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. He will continue developing “Counterpublic Access: The Live! Show and TV Party, 1978–1984.”

Kristine Ronan, a PhD candidate in the history of art at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has been appointed a 2012–13 CIC/Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. Ronan specializes in American and Native American art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Alan Ruiz, an artist based in New York, has been accepted into the 2013 Art Law Program, a semester-long seminar series with a theoretical and philosophical focus on the effects of law and jurisprudence on cultural production and reception.

Abigail Solomon-Godeau, professor emerita of the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received a 2012 award in the category of short-form writing from the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Her project is titled Photography in the Age of Catastrophe.

Hakan Topal, an artist and scholar who teaches at the School of Visual Arts and in the Department of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, has been named a participant in the 2013 Art Law Program, a semester-long seminar series with a theoretical and philosophical focus on the effects of law and jurisprudence on cultural production and reception.

Corinne Ulmann, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has accepted a 2012 Artists’ Fellowship in painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Harry J. Weil, a doctoral candidate in art history and criticism at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, has been recognized by the Arts Writers Grant Program, administered by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with a 2012 award in the category of short-form writing.

Deborah Zlotsky, an artist who lives and works in Albany, New York, has received a 2012 Artists’ Fellowship in painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.