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Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by CAA — Jun 15, 2016

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.

June 2016

Kim Bobier, a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has won a 2016 Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art from the American Council of Learned Societies. Her research project is titled “Representing and Refracting the Civil Rights Movement in Late Twentieth-Century Art.”

Judith K. Brodsky, distinguished professor emerita of the Visual Arts Department at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Rider University in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.

Sinem Arcak Casale, assistant professor of art history at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has been named a 2016 ACLS Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies. Her project is titled “Courtly Encounters in War and Peace: Ottoman-Safavid Gift Exchange, 1501–1660.”

Zirwat Chowdhury, visiting faculty member in art history at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont, has been named a 2016–17 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. Chowdhury will work on “The Vociferant Image: Sound and the Ethics of Empire in 18th-Century British Art and Visual Culture” from September 2016 to April 2017.

Carolyn Dean, professor of history of art and visual culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been named a 2016–17 Getty Scholar by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Dean will work on her project, “The Non-Image Challenge to Art History and Anthropology,” between September 2016 and June 2017.

Elisa Dainese, an architect and lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s History of Art Department in Philadelphia, has won a 2016 Membership Grant from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Nancy Demerdash of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, has accepted the 2016 Spiro Kostof Fellowship from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Yvonne Elet has earned a 2016 SAH/Mellon Author Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Savannah Esquivel of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has won the the 2016 Edila and Francois-Auguste de Montequin Junior Fellowship from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Keith Garubba, a faculty member of the Baum School of Art in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has won a 2016 Arts Ovation Award in the emerging-artist category from the Allentown Arts Commission and the city of Allentown.

Dale Allen Gyure, professor of architecture at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, and adjunct assistant professor of historic preservation at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, has been awarded a 2016 publication grant from the Graham Foundation for his book Serenity and Delight: The Architecture of Minoru Yamasaki, to be published by Yale University Press.

Patrick Thomas Hajovsky, associate professor in the Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, has been named a 2016–17 Getty Scholar by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. He will work on “Currencies of Wealth and Fame: The Social Lives of Luxury Objects in Aztec Mexico” from April to June 2017.

Grace T. Harpster, a PhD candidate in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley, has been named a 2016–17 Getty Predoctoral Fellow by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. She will work on “Carlo Borromeo’s Itineraries” between September 2016 and June 2017.

Leslie Hewitt, an artist based in New York, has won a publication grant from the Graham Foundation for Untitled (Structures), a book to be produced with Bradford Young and published by Dancing Foxes Press.

Michael Ann Holly, consulting director and Starr Director Emeritus of the Research and Academic Program at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has been named a 2016–17 Guest Scholar by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. She will research “At the Back of the Painted Beyond / At the Still Point of the Painted World” from January to March 2017.

Shih-shan Susan Huang, associate professor of art history at Rice University in Houston, Texas, has won a 2016 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. She will be in residence at the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Califorina, during academic year 2017–18, working on “First Impressions: Chinese Religious Woodcuts and Cultural Transformation.”

H. H. Joyce of the University of Oxford in England has accepted the 2016 Scott Opler Emerging Scholar Fellowship from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Kate M. Kocyba has won a 2016 Membership Grant from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Lauren Kroiz, assistant professor in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley, has won the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2015 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award. Kroiz’s article, “‘A Jolly Lark for Amateurs’: John Steuart Curry’s Pedagogy of Painting,” appeared in the spring 2015 issue of American Art.

Anneka Lenssen, assistant professor of global modern art in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley, has been named a 2016–17 Getty Postdoctoral Fellow by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. She will continue work on “Being Mobilized: The Vitality of Arab Art, 1930–1960” between September 2016 and June 2017.

Michael Lobel, professor of art history at Hunter College, City University of New York, has been awarded the twenty-eighth Charles C. Eldridge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art for his book John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014).

Maura Lucking, an architectural historian pursuing a PhD in critical studies from the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles, has won a 2016 film grant from the Graham Foundation for Church of Schindler, a project in collaboration with the Los Angeles–based documentary filmmaker Andrea Lewis.

Ellen Macfarlane, a doctoral candidate in art and archaeology at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, has won a 2016 Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art from the American Council of Learned Societies for her study, “Group f.64 Photography and the Object World.”

Luciana Martins, reader in Latin American visual studies at Birkbeck, University of London, in England, has been awarded a 2016 Leverhulme Research Fellowship for two years for a project entitled “Drawing Together: The Visual Archive of Expeditionary Fieldwork.”

Jeffrey A. Miller has won a 2016 Membership Grant from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Kimberly Minor, a doctoral candidate in art and art history at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, has won a 2016 Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art from the American Council of Learned Societies. Her project is titled “Pictographic Motifs: Memory and Masculinity on the Upper Missouri.”

Keith Moxey, Barbara Novak Professor in the Department of Art History at Barnard College in New York, has been named a 2016–17 Guest Scholar by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. Moxey will research “Temporalities of Art History” between September and December 2016.

John Murphy has been awarded the 2016 Amy P. Goldman Foundational Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies from the Delaware Art Museum and the University of Delaware Library, both in Wilmington.

Stella Nair, associate professor in the Department of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles, has won the Charles K. Williams II Rome Prize from the American Academy of Rome. She will continue work on “Rome in the Andes: The Impact of the Classical World on Inca Architectural History.”

Elisabeth Narkin, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has received the 2016 Carter Manny Award for doctoral dissertation research from the Graham Foundation. Her project is called “Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood in France, 1499–1610.”

Lawrence Nees, professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware in Newark, has been named a 2016–17 Museum Guest Scholar by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. Research for his project, “Host Department: Manuscripts,” will take place between April and June 2017.

Christina Neilson, assistant professor of Renaissance and Baroque art history at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, has been named a 2016 ACLS Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies. She will continue research on “Living Devotion: Animating Sculpture in Early Modern Europe.”

Fernando Martínez Nespral from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina has accepted a place in the 2016 SAH-Getty International Program by the Society of Architectural Historians.

Emily Neumeier of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has won the 2016 Keepers Preservation Education Fund Fellowship from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Amy F. Ogata, associate professor at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture in New York, has won the 2016 Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians for Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013).

Pauline Ayumi Ota, associate professor of art and art history at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, has accepted a 2016 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. She will work on “Seeing Is Knowing: Visual Perception, Painting, and Cityscapes in Mid-Eighteenth Century Japan” at the Asian Studies Program at the University of Hawai‘i in Manoa during academic year 2016–17.

John Ott, professor of art history at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has received a 2016 Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to work on his book project, “Mixed Media: The Visual Culture of Racial Integration, 1931–1954.”

Nina Rowe, associate professor of art history and music at Fordham University in Bronx, New York, has been named a 2016 ACLS Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies. She will work on “The World in a Book: Weltchroniken and Society at the End of the Middle Ages.”

Corine Schleif, a professor for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University in Tempe, has received the 2015–16 Berlin Prize and is currently John P. Birkelund Fellow in the Humanities at the American Academy in Berlin, where she is completing the book Bending Stone: Adam Kraft and the Sculpting of Art’s History.

Emma Rose Silverman, a doctoral candidate in history of art at the University of California, Berkeley, has won a 2016 Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art from the American Council of Learned Societies for her research project, “From Eyesore to Icon: Outsider Art, Racial Politics, and the Watts Towers.”

Kristel Smentek, associate professor of architecture for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been named a 2016 ACLS Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies. Her research project is called “Objects of Encounter: China in Eighteenth-Century France.”

Giulia S. Smith, a PhD candidate in the History of Art Department at University College London, England, has been named a 2016–17 Getty Predoctoral Fellow by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. She will work on her project, titled “An Anthropology of Ourselves: The Independent Group from Urban Fieldwork to Global Ecology, 1929–1973,” from September 2016 to June 2017.

Joseph Williams, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has won the Phyllis W. G. Gordan/Lily Auchincloss/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. He will continue researching “The Practice and Production of Architecture during the Mediterranean Commercial Revolution: The Church of S. Corrado in Molfetta (ca. 1185–1303).”

Fo Wilson, an artist and associate professor at Columbia College Chicago in Illinois, has won a 2016 exhibition grant from the Graham Foundation. He will use the funds to produce Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities, on view at the Lynden Sculpture Garden in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from June 26 to October 30, 2016.

Mary N. Woods, Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has been awarded a publication grant from the Graham Foundation for her book Women Architects in India: Histories of Practice in Mumbai and Delhi, to be published by Routledge.

Daniel M. Zolli, a PhD candidate in the History of Art and Architecture Department at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been named a 2016–17 Getty Predoctoral Fellow by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. He will work on “Voices in the Workshop: Donatello and Theories of Making in Fifteenth-Century Oral Culture” from September 2016 to June 2017.