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Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by CAA — Oct 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.

October 2016

Dustin Chad Alligood, curator for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, was a participant in NextGen 2016, a program of the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

Alex Arzt, an artist based in Adamstown, Maryland, has been awarded a 2016 residency at the Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) program in Steuben, Wisconsin.

Renzo Baldasso, assistant professor of art history for the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University in Tempe, has been named a Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow for fall 2016–winter 2017 by the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. His research project is “A New Aesthetics for Print: The Emergence of the Visuality of the Printed Page from Gutenberg to Ratdolt.”

Caitlin Beach, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York, has earned a 2016–18 Wyeth Fellowship from the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. As a nonresident predoctoral dissertation fellow, Beach will work on “Sculpture, Slavery, and Commodity in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World.”

John Richard Blakinger has accepted a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with the USC Society of Fellows in the Humanities at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Andrianna Campbell, a doctoral student in art history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, has received a Twelve-Month Chester Dale Fellow for 2016–17 from the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. She will research “Norman Lewis: Linearity, Pedagogy, and Activism in His Abstract Expressionism, 1946–1964” during her time as a nonresident predoctoral dissertation fellow.

Natalie Campbell, an independent curator based in Washington, DC, has received a 2017 Curatorial Fellowship from the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design in Asheville, North Carolina. With Carissa Carman, she will work on an exhibition called Tie Up, Draw Down, scheduled for summer 2017.

Carissa Carman, lecturer and area head of textiles in the Department of Studio Art at Indiana University in Bloomington, has received a 2017 Curatorial Fellowship from the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design in Asheville, North Carolina. She will work on an exhibition called Tie Up, Draw Down, scheduled for summer 2017, with Natalie Campbell.

Peter Christensen, assistant professor of art history in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, has won a 2016 SAH/Mellon Author Award from the Society of Architectural Historians. His book Germany and the Ottoman Railways: Art, Empire, and Infrastructure will be published by Yale University Press.

Grace Chuang, a doctoral candidate in art history at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, has been appointed a 2016–18 Samuel H. Kress Fellow by the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. As a nonresident predoctoral dissertation fellow, Chuang will work on “The Furniture of Bernard II Vanrisamburgh, Master Cabinetmaker in Eighteenth-Century Paris.”

Lee Ann Custer, a PhD student in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of History of Art in Philadelphia, has accepted an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Predoctoral Fellowship for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad. The award was presented by the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC.

Catherine Damman, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York, has earned a Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow for 2016–18 from the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. During her time as a nonresident predoctoral dissertation fellow, she will research “Unreliable Narrators: Laurie Anderson, Julia Heyward, and Jill Kroesen Perform the 1970s.”

Maggie Dethloff, a PhD student in the Department of Art History at the University of California, Irvine, has completed a 2016 summer internship at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. For her project, Dethloff assisted with research and organization for an upcoming exhibition on the photographs of Sally Mann.

Jill Johnson Deupi, director and chief curator of the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, Florida, was a 2016 participant in the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

Rachel Epp Buller, associate professor of visual arts and design at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana, has been awarded one of the two Mary McMullan Grants given in the United States by the National Art Education Foundation. The grant will fund the development of a new course on activism, art, and design.

Jennifer Foley, director of education and community engagement for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, was a participant in NextGen 2016, a program of the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

Sarah E. Fraser, professor of Chinese art history and deputy head of the Institute of East Asian Art History at Heidelberg University in Heidelberg, Germany, has been appointed Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. Fraser’s research concerns “Chinese as Subject: Genres in Nineteenth-Century Photography and the Migration of European Chinoiseries.”

Faye Raquel Gleisser, assistant professor of contemporary art in the Department of Art History of the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University in Bloomington, has received a 2017 Academic Fellowship from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In fall 2017 Gleisser will work on “Guerilla Tactics:  Performance Art and the Aesthetics of Resistance in American Visual Culture, 1967–83.”

Aaron M. Hyman, a doctoral candidate in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley, has earned a 2015–17 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship from the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. During his time as a resident predoctoral dissertation fellow, Hyman will research “Rubens in a New World: Prints, Authorship, and Transatlantic Intertextuality.”

Frances Jacobus-Parker, a doctoral student in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, has earned a 2017 Academic Fellowship from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her dissertation is titled “Redescription: Vija Celmins and the Replica in Postwar American Art.”

Hagi Kenaan, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University in Israel, has been named William C. Seitz Senior Fellow by the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. He will work on “The Origins of Photography and the Future of the Image.”

Bahareh Khoshooee, an MFA candidate in studio art at the University of South Florida in Tampa, has earned a 2016 residency in the Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) program in Steuben, Wisconsin.

David Young Kim, assistant professor in the Department of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has been appointed Paul Mellon Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. His project will examine “The Groundwork of Painting: Background, Materiality, and Composition in Italian Renaissance Art.”

Dale Kinney, Eugenia Chase Guild Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and Research Professor at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, has been named 2016–17 Samuel H. Kress Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Estelle Lingo, associate professor of art history and Donald E. Petersen Endowed Fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle, has been appointed Andrew W. Mellon Professor for 2016–17 at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC.

Melissa Ming-Hwei Lo, assistant curator for the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, was a participant in NextGen 2016, a program of the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

Fernando Loffredo has been selected as an A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for 2015–17 by the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. He is working on “A Sea of Marble: Traveling Fountains in the Early Modern Mediterranean.”

Joseph Madrigal, assistant professor of art at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, has earned a 2016 residency at the Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) program in Steuben, Wisconsin.

Michelle McCoy, a PhD student in the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley, has been named Ittleson Fellow for 2015–17 by the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. During her residency as a predoctoral dissertation fellows, McCoy will explore “Astrology and Astronomy in the Art of Liao-Yuan China and Inner Asia.”

Patricia Miranda, an artist, curator, and educator based in New York, has become the fall 2016 artist in residence at the I-Park Foundation in East Haddam, Connecticut.

Mary G. Morton, curator and head of the National Gallery of Art’s Department of French Paintings in Washington, DC, has been appointed 2016–17 Ailsa Mellon Bruce National Gallery of Art Sabbatical Curatorial Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. Her exhibition will be titled Considering Caillebotte.

Itohan I. Osayimwese, assistant professor of the history of art and architecture at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, has won a 2016 SAH/Mellon Author Award from the Society of Architectural Historians. Her book Colonialism and the Archive of Modern Architecture in Germany will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Hannah Patterson, an artist based in Maryville, Tennessee, has accepted a 2016 residency from the Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) program in Steuben, Wisconsin.

Giancarla Periti, associate professor of Italian Renaissance art at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, has been honored with a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowship. During her time at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC, she will work on “Correggio: Borders, Frames, and the Center of Painting.”

Lisa Pon, professor of art history in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has received a Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellowship for fall 2016–winter 2017. Her research project at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC, is called “Raphael and the Renaissance Arts of Collaboration.”

Aviva Rahmani, an artist based in New York, has won a 2016 award in architecture/environmental structures/design category through the Artists’ Fellowship Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman-Payson Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, was a participant in NextGen 2016, a program of the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

Jeff Robinson, instructor of art and director of the Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Illinois in Springfield, has accepted a 2016 residency at the Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions (ACRE) program in Steuben, Wisconsin.

Kristine Ronan, who recently earned her PhD in art history from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has been awarded a 2017 Academic Fellowship from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As a postdoctoral fellow, Ronan will continue work on “Indian – Pop – Politics: The Rise and Fall of a Native/American Art Movement.”

Margaret Samu, a freelance art historian based in New York, has become writer in residence at New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. She will work on her manuscript “Russian Venus” during the 2016–17 academic year.

Elke Seibert, a postdoctoral researcher, has been awarded a two-year fellowship at the German Center for the History of Art in Paris, France, sponsored by the German Research Foundation. She will continue researching “Prehistoric Rock Paintings and the Genesis of Contemporary Art in New York and Paris (1930–60).”

Zeynep Simavi, program specialist in public and scholarly engagement for the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, was a participant in NextGen 2016, a program of the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

Anna P. Sokolina has become the first Milka Bliznakov Scholar in recognition and support of her research proposal, “Life to Architecture: Milka Bliznakov Academic Papers and Records of Russian Women Architects at the IAWA.” The Milka Bliznakov Research Prize Jury 2016 at the International Archive of Women in Architecture, facilitated at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, created a new designation that includes a stipend to cover a two-year period (2016–18).

Phil Taylor, a doctoral student in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, has been appointed David E. Finley Fellow for 2014–17 by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. His research, to be undertaken as a resident predoctoral dissertation fellow, examines “Raoul Ubac’s Photographic Surrealism.”

Jill Vaum, a PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has received an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Predoctoral Fellowship for Historians of American Art to Travel Abroad, awarded by the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC.

Leslie Wilson, a graduate student in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago in Illinois, has received a Twenty-Four-Month Chester Dale Fellow for 2015–17 from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. While a resident predoctoral dissertation fellow, Wilson will consider “Past Black and White: The Color of Post-Apartheid Photography in South Africa, 1994‒2004.”

Oliver M. Wunsch, a PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been appointed Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow for 2016–17 by the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC. As a nonresident predoctoral dissertation fellow, he will research “Painting against Time: The Decaying Image in the French Enlightenment.”

Irini Zervas, who recently earned an MA in art history from Hunter College, City University of New York, has completed work as a 2016 National Gallery of Art Summer Intern. For her project in Washington, DC, Zervas assisted with research and organization for an upcoming exhibition on women photographers working from the 1920s through the 1940s.