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Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by December 15, 2015

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.

December 2015

Carol Becker, dean of faculty for Columbia University’s School of the Arts in New York, has received the Dayawait Modi Award for Art, Culture, and Education, given by Arts for India.

Henry Colburn, who recently completed a doctorate in the Interdepartmental PhD Program in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has been awarded the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award from the university’s Rackham Graduate School for the superior quality of his 2014 dissertation, “The Archaeology of Achaemenid Rule in Egypt.”

Craig Drennen, assistant professor of painting and drawing at Georgia State University in Atlanta, has accepted a fall 2015/winter 2016 residency at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Barbara Foster, an artist based in Oakland, California, has received a spring 2016 residency at Playa in Summer Lake, Oregon.

Greg Hull, professor of sculpture in the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, has been awarded a Transformational Impact Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis.

Larry A. Silver, James and Nan Wagner Farquhar Professor of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for the 2015–16 academic year.

Noah Simblist has won a 2015 Exhibition Grant from Artis for an exhibition, False Flags, he is organizing for Pelican Bomb in New Orleans, Louisiana, to take place in March 2016.

Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by October 15, 2015

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 2015

Lauren Applebaum, a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, has won a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Her project examines “Elusive Matter, Material Bodies: American Art in the Age of Electronic Mediation, 1865–1918.”

S. Elise Archias, assistant professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois in Chicago, has been named George Gurney Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Her project is called “Armatures—Joan Mitchell, Lygia Clark, and Melvin Edwards circa 1960.”

Nadya Bair, a PhD student in art history at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, has won a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Her project is titled “The Decisive Network: Magnum Photos and the Art of Collaboration in Postwar Photojournalism.”

Nicole Bass, a PhD student in the history of art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, has received a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. She will research “The Shade of Private Life: Privacy and the Press in Turn-of-the-Century American Art.”

David Brownlee, Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of 19th Century European Art and chair of the Graduate Group in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Emily Casey, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Delaware in Newark, has been appointed Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Her project is called “Waterscapes: Representing the Sea in the American Imagination, 1760–1815.”

Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, professor of communications and arts at Seton Hall University in Seton Hall, New Jersey, has accepted an ACLS Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society Grant from the American Council of Learned Societies for her project, “Artistic Exchanges between China and the West during the Late Qing Dynasty (ca. 1795–1911).”

Michael Cloud, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has received a 2015 fellowship for painting by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Blane De St. Croix, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, who is also associate professor and head of sculpture at Indiana University in Bloomington, has received an artist’s residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

R. Ruth Dibble, a doctoral student in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, has been named James Renwick Predoctoral Fellow in American Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She will work on “‘Strike Home to the Minds of Men’: Crafting Domesticity in the Civil War Era.”

Erica DiBenedetto, a graduate student in art history at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, has become Patricia and Phillip Frost Predoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Her project is called “Drawing from Architecture: The Conceptual Methods of Sol LeWitt’s Art, 1965–1980.”

Randall Edwards, a PhD student in art history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, has accepted a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. He is researching “Dennis Oppenheim: Sites, 1967–75.”

George F. Flaherty, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, has won the Founders’ JSAH Article Award from the Society of Architectural Historians for his essay, “Responsive Eyes: Urban Logistics and Kinetic Environments for the 1968 Mexico City Olympics,” published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of Architectural Historians.

Kate Flint, professor of English and art history at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, has earned an ACLS Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for “Flash! Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination.”

Finbarr Barry Flood, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities in the Institute of Fine Art at New York University, has received an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to work on “Object Histories—Flotsam as Early Globalism.”

Emily Ann Francisco, an MA student in art history and museum studies at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, has completed the summer internship program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. This program provides opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students to work on projects directed by a museum department head or curator.

Julie Green, professor of fine arts at Oregon State University in Corvallis, has received an artist’s residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rachel Haidu, associate professor of art and art history and of visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, has earned an ACLS Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Her project is called “The Knot of Influence.”

Taro Hattori, an installation artist based in Oakland, California, has accepted a fall 2015 residency at the Luminary in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Mary Beth Heffernan, associate professor of sculpture and photography at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, was awarded the Presidential Grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for her Personal Protective Equipment Portrait Project, a social-practice art intervention in the Ebola epidemic.

Ellie Irons, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has been awarded a 2015 fellowship for interdisciplinary work by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Saisha Grayson, assistant curator for the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and a doctoral candidate in art history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, has been awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Her research project is “Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work of Charlotte Moorman, 1963–1980.”

Christopher Ketcham, a doctoral student in the history, theory, and criticism of architecture and art at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, has been awarded a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies. His project is called “Minimal Art and Body Politics in New York City, 1961–75.”

Yuko Kikuchi, a professor at University of the Arts London in the United Kingdom, has been appointed Terra Foundation Senior Fellow in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Her project is titled “Russel Wright and Asia: Studies on the American Design Aid and Transnational Design History during the Cold War.”

Marci Kwon, a PhD student at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, has accepted a Predoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She will work on “Vernacular Modernism: Joseph Cornell and the Art of Populism.”

Lex Morgan Lancaster, a doctoral student in art history at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, has completed the summer internship program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. This program provides opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students to work on projects directed by a museum department head or curator.

Solveig Nelson, a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Chicago in Illinois, has received a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Her project is titled “Direct Action, Mediated Bodies: How Early Video Changed Art.”

Alexander Potts, Max Loehr Collegiate Professor of History of Art at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has been elected to the British Academy as a corresponding fellow.

John Paul Ricco has accepted a faculty research fellowship at the University of Toronto’s Jackman Humanities Institute in Ontario for 2015–16.

Kristine K. Ronan, a PhD candidate in the history of art at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has earned a Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Her research examines “Buffalo Dancer: The Biography of an Image.”

Julia B. Rosenbaum, associate professor of art history at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, has become a senior fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Her project explores “Curated Bodies: The Display of Science and Citizenry in Post–Civil War America.”

James H. Rubin, professor of art history at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Grant for calendar year 2016.

Wenhua Shi, assistant professor of art and art history at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, has been awarded a 2015 fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts in the category of interdisciplinary work.

Mark Van Proyen, associate professor of painting at the San Francisco Art Institute in California, has received the Kenneth J. Botto Research Fellowship from the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson. His project examines “Kenneth J. Botto and the Tradition of Surrealist Photography.”

Alicia W. Walker, assistant professor of history of art at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, has received a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for “Christian Bodies, Pagan Images: Women, Beauty, and Morality in Medieval Byzantium.”

Julie Warchol, formerly Brown Post-Baccalaureate Curatorial Fellow at the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Massachusetts, has completed the summer internship program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. This program provides opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students to work on projects directed by a museum department head or curator.

Allison Wiese, associate professor of sculpture in the Department of Art and Architecture at the University of San Diego in California, has completed a July 2015 residency at the Montello Foundation near Montello, Nevada.

Tobias Wofford, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, has been named Terra Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. He will work on “Visualizing Diaspora: Africa in African American Art.”

Elaine Y. Yau, a graduate student in art history at the University of California, Berkeley, has become the William H. Truettner Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She will research “Acts of Conversion: Sister Gertrude Morgan and the Sensation of Black Folk Art, 1960–1983.”

Alice Pixley Young, an artist based in Cincinnati, Ohio, has finished an artist’s residency at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia.

Catherine Zuromskis, associate professor in the Department of Art and Art at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, has accepted an Ansel Adams Research Fellowship from the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Her project will investigate “The Crime Scene and the Archive: Reframing Evidence.”

Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by June 15, 2015

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/August 2015

Natalie Adamson, senior lecturer in the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland, has been named a 2015–16 Getty Scholar by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. Her research project is called “What Counts as Painting: Pierre Soulages and the Materiality of Postwar Art in France.”

Hannah Baader, academic program director and senior research scholar at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut, Italy, has been appointed a 2015–16 Guest Scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. She will work on “Aesthetics and Materiality of Water, Fifteenth to Nineteenth Century.”

Susan Bean has received a spring 2015 research support grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art for her project, “Modeling Cosmos and Colony: India’s Clay Sculpture in the Nineteenth Century.”

Christian Berger, research fellow and lecturer in the Department of Art History at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte und Musikwissenschaft at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, has been appointed Volkswagen Foundation Fellow by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. His project is entitled “The Materials of Conceptual Art.”

Gregory Charles Bryda, a PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, has won a 2015–16 Predoctoral Fellowship from the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. His project is titled “The Spiritual Wood of Late Gothic Germany.”

Amy Bryzgel, lecturer in history of art at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland, has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council Early Career Fellowship for 2015–16 to support the finalization, publication, and dissemination of her research project, “Performance Art in Eastern Europe since 1960.”

Karen L. Carter, associate professor in the art-history program of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will participate in the 2015 NEH Summer Institute, “Teaching the History of Modern Design: Beyond the Canon.”

Henry Colburn, a curatorial fellow in ancient art at the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has received a 2015–16 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. At the Getty Villa, he will work on “Archaeology of Empire in Achaemenid Egypt.”

Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts and associate provost for the arts at New York University, delivered the sixty-fourth annual Andrew W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery in Washington, DC, in March and April 2015.

Susan Dackerman, consultative curator at the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been named a 2015–16 Getty Scholar by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. Her project is called “Early Modern Print Culture and the Islamic World.”

Vidya Dehejia, Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art at Columbia University in New York, has been chosen to deliver the sixty-fifth annual Andrew W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts next spring at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Nathan S. Dennis of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, has won a 2015 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in the category of ancient studies.

Ljerka Dulibić has been appointed Craig Hugh Smyth Fellow for 2015–16 at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Studies in Florence. She is researching “Italian Renaissance Paintings in the Strossmayer Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.”

Nina Ergin, associate professor in the Department of Archaeology and History of Art at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey, has been appointed a 2015–16 Getty Fellow by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. She will work on “Heavenly Fragrance from Earthly Censers: Conveying the Immaterial through the Sensory Experience of Material Objects.”

Noémie Etienne, a recent graduate of the Department of Art History at the University of Geneva in Switzerland and the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne in France, has accepted a 2015–16 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. She will research “A Material Art History? Paintings Restoration and the Writing of Art History.”

Andrew Finegold has been appointed a 2015–16 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

Holly Flora has been selected to be a fellow for 2015–16 at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Studies in Florence. She will work on “Cimabue, the Franciscans, and Artistic Change at the Dawn of the Renaissance.”

Caroline O. Fowler has been appointed A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC, by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. She will work on “Absence Made Present: An Early-Modern History of Drawing and the Senses.”

Thomas W. Gaehtgens, director of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, has been awarded the prestigious Prix Mondial Cino Del Duca 2015. The prize, given by the Simone et Cino del Duca Foundation, is awarded each year by the Foundations of the Institut de France.

Katharine McKenney Johnson of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, has won a 2015 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in the category of modern Italian studies.

Sonal Khullar has won a spring 2015 research support grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art for her project, “Fertile Grounds: Art, Primitivism, and Postcoloniality in Twentieth-Century India and Great Britain.”

Christian K. Kleinbub has received a 2015–16 fellowship at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Studies in Florence. He will research “Michelangelo’s Inner Anatomies.”

Marci Kwon, a doctoral student at the Institute of Fine Arts, has received a scholarship from New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science to attend the 2015 Summer School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University.

Brett Lazer, a PhD student at the Institute of Fine Arts, has won a 2015–16 Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship from New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.

Barbara London, an independent scholar and curator based in New York and an adjunct professor in the School of Art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, has been appointed a 2015–16 Getty Fellow by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. Her research project concerns “Video Art: From Fringe to the Forefront.”

C. Matthew Luther, an artist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has earned a 2015 residency at the Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions, better known as ACRE.

Monika Malewska has won a 2015 Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award for $1,000 for her watercolor, Bacon Wreath No. 4 (2009).

Leo Mazow, associate professor of art history in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, has been awarded a Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellowship by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC.

Susanna McFadden, assistant professor at Fordham University in New York, has been appointed a 2015–16 Getty Scholar by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. She will work on “Tales of a Lost Art: Megalographic Wall Paintings and the World of Late Antiquity” at the Getty Villa.

Amy F. Ogata, professor of art history at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, has become a 2015–16 Getty Scholar. While at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, she will explore on “Metallurgy: Metal and the Making of Modern France.”

Laurel O. Peterson of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, has earned a spring 2015 fellowship from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art to conduct research in the United Kingdom for her doctoral dissertation, “The Decorated Interior: Artistic Production in the British Country House, 1688–1745.”

John Pollini, professor of classical art and archaeology in the Department of Art History at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, has been appointed a 2015–16 Getty Villa Scholar. At the Getty Research Institute, he will work on
”From Polytheism to Christianity in Late Antique Egypt.”

Joanna Sheers, a doctoral student at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, will be the 2015–17 Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow at the Frick Collection in New York.

Caitlin Silberman, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, has been selected as a 2015 Committee on Institutional Cooperation–Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellow. She will research her doctoral project, “Thinking with Birds in British Art and Visual Culture, 1840–1900,” at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

Laura Splan, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has earned a 2015 residency at the Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions, better known as ACRE.

Anatole Tchikine has accepted a Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship for 2015–16 at Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Studies in Florence. His project is “Water and Form: Reinventing the Fountain in Renaissance and Baroque Italy.”

Ruth Weisberg, an artist and educator, has received the 2015 SGC International Printmaker Emeritus Award.

Bert Winther-Tamaki, a professor of art history at the University of California, Irvine, has been named Consortium Professor with his 2015–16 Getty Fellowship. While at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, he will focuses on “Wood, Ink, Clay, Stone: Bringing Natural Materials to Life for Modern Japan.”

Katharine J. Wright, a PhD candidate at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, has accepted an Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Research Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Allison Young of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, has earned a spring 2015 fellowship from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art to conduct research in the United Kingdom for her doctoral dissertation, “‘Torn and Most Whole’: Zarina Bhimji and the ‘Culture Wars’ in Britain, 1970–2002.”

Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by April 15, 2015

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.

April 2015

Molly Emma Aitken-Zaidi, an independent scholar, has accepted a 2014 Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her project is entitled “The Connoisseurship of Longing and India’s Mughal Emperors during the 16th and 17th Centuries.”

Patricia Blessing, international and scholarship program officer for the Stanford Humanities Center at Stanford University in California, has won the 2014 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Kirsten Pai Buick, associate professor of art history at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, has been named the 2015 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize by the High Museum of Art.

Jennifer Cohen, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago in Illinois, has been selected to be a visiting scholar at the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art by the Dedalus Foundation to conduct new research on Robert Motherwell and his contemporaries in honor of Motherwell’s centenary.

Shlomit Dror, a curator based in Jersey City, New Jersey, has completed a curatorial residency with the Brooklyn-based organization Residency Unlimited. Her residency term was February to April 2015.

Peter Fane-Saunders has received a 2014 SAH/Mellon Author Award from the Society for Architectural Historians for Pliny the Elder and the Emergence of Renaissance Architecture, his forthcoming book from Cambridge University Press.

Gregory Gilbert from the Department of Art and Art History at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, has been selected as a visiting scholar at the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art by the Dedalus Foundation to conduct new research on Robert Motherwell and his contemporaries in honor of Motherwell’s centenary.

Alice Ming Wai Jim, associate professor and graduate-program director in the Department of Art History at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, has been named the recipient of the Artexte Prize for Research in Contemporary Art.

Amy Lyford, professor of art history and associate dean of arts and humanities at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, has won the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2015 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for her book Isamu Noguchi’s Modernism: Negotiating Race, Labor, and Nation, 1930–1950.

Lucy M. Maulsby has accepted a 2014 SAH/Mellon Author Award from the Society for Architectural Historians for her book Fascism, Architecture, and the Claiming of Modern Milan, 1922–1943, published the University of Toronto Press in 2014.

Kent Minturn from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York has been named a visiting scholar at the Archives of American Art by the Dedalus Foundation to conduct new research on Robert Motherwell and his contemporaries in honor of Motherwell’s centenary.

Adele Edelen Nelson of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has received a 2014 Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her project is entitled “The Emergence of Abstract Art in Postwar Brazil.”

Tanya Sheehan, associate professor in the Department of Art at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, has been awarded the 2014 Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award for her article, “Confronting Taboo: Photography and the Art of Jacob Lawrence,” which appeared in the fall 2014 issue of the journal American Art.

Christina Weyl, a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has received the 2014 Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize, funded by the Dedalus Foundation, for her online essay, “Networks of Abstraction: Postwar Printmaking and Women Artists of Atelier 17.”

Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by February 15, 2015

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 2015

Kate Palmer Albers, assistant professor in the Art History Division of the School of Art at the University of Arizona in Tempe, has received a 2014 award from the Arts Writers Grants program, funded by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The grant will fund a new blog, Project K: Photography and Art in the Age of Social Media.

Luke Armitstead, an artist based in Madison, Wisconsin, has received a Clowes Fund Fellowship to support a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.

Hala Auji, assistant professor at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, received a 2014 Honorable Mention Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Humanities from the Middle East Studies Association for her dissertation, “Between Script and Print: Exploring Publications of the American Syria Mission and the Nascent Press in the Arab World, 1834–1860,” which completed under the direction of Nancy Um at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Elissa Auther, Wingate Research Curator for the Museum of Arts and Design and the Bard Graduate Center in New York, has received a 2014 award from the Arts Writers Grants program, funded by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The grant will support her article, “Senga Nengudi: The Performing Body.”

Rachelle Beaudoin, a video and performance artist based in Peterborough, New Hampshire, has earned a Clowes Fund Fellowship for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson.

Maurice Berger, research professor and chief curator for the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County, has received a 2014 award in short-form writing from the Arts Writers Grants program, funded by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Kaira M. Cabañas, an art historian based in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, has won a 2014 award from the Arts Writers Grants program, funded by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Her book project is called Expressive Restraint: Modern Art and Madness in Brazil and Beyond.

Abigail DeVille, an artist based in the Bronx, New York, has been awarded a 2015 grant in the visual-arts category from Creative Capital. DeVille will work on The Bronx: History of Now, a series of one hundred site-specific sculptural installations constructed from found objects, fragments of histories, and community narratives.

Craig Drennen, assistant professor of drawing and painting at Georgia State University in Atlanta, has received a 2014 grant from the foundation Art Matters.

Angela Ellsworth, an artist based in Phoenix, Arizona, who works in drawing, sculpture, installation, video, and performance, has won a 2014 Art Matters grant.

Ryan Gallant, a sculptor based in Grass Valley, California, has received fellowship for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.

Ksenya Gurshtein, an art historian based in Washington, DC, has accepted a 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for her project, “Conceptual Art in Eastern Europe in the 1960s and 1970s.”

Jeffrey Hamburger, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has accepted a 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for his project, “Berthold of Nuremberg’s 13th-Century Reconfiguration of Hrabanus Maurus’s 9th-Century Treatise on the Cross.”

Michelle Handelman, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, who works in video, performance, and photography, has accepted a 2014 grant from the foundation Art Matters.

Andrew E. Hershberger, associate professor of contemporary art history and chair of the Division of Art History at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, has won a 2015 Insight Award from the Society for Photographic Education for his book Photographic Theory: An Historical Anthology.

Suzanne Hudson, assistant professor of art history at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, has received a 2014 award from the Arts Writers Grants program, funded by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Her book project is titled Better for the Making: Art, Therapy, Process.

Sharon Irish, an art and architectural historian at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, has won a 2014 award from the Arts Writers Grants program, funded by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The grant will support her book project, Stephen Willats in the Yew Kay.

Janet Koplos, an art critic and historian based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, has received a 2014 award from the Arts Writers Grants program, funded by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The grant will help sustain her book project, The Loyal Opposition: The Life and Times of Chicago’s Controversial New Art Examiner.

Beauvais Lyons, Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, has been selected for a 2014 Individual Artist Award by the Santo Foundation, based in Saint Louis, Missouri. The award comes with a $5,000 prize.

Leah Montalto, an artist based in New York, has received a grant from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs via the 2015 Queens Arts Fund, part of the Greater New York Arts Development Fund for Individual Artists. Montalto will work on a new series of paintings, titled The Arc of Triumph.

Lorraine O’Grady, a New York–based artist and writer, has been awarded a 2015 grant in the visual-arts category from Creative Capital. The funds will support MBN – 30 Years Later, in which the artist’s performance persona Mlle Bourgeoise Noire transforms into a new avatar who protests a money-driven art world to restore the cultural purpose it has lost.

John Pollini, professor of art history and history the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has accepted a 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for his project, “Destruction, Mutiliation, and Repurposing of Classical Images in Late Antiquity.”

Elizabeth Riggle, an artist based in Brooklyn, New York, has earned a residency at the Yaddo Foundation in Saratoga Springs, New York, for winter/spring 2015.

David Shannon-Lier, a photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona, has won a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship for a residency at the center in Johnson, Vermont.

Andrew Wasserman, assistant professor of art and architecture history at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, has received a 2014 award from the Arts Writers Grants program, funded by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The prize will support his book project, Bang! We’re All Dead! The Places of Nuclear Fear in 1980s America.

Yatta Zoker, an artist based in Houston, Texas, has accepted a $4,000 Catalyst Grant from the Idea Fund for The LDR Project, a series of three collaborative art-making workshops and a sponsorship for one expatriate or immigrant student at the University of Houston to reunite with their loved ones during summer break.

Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by December 15, 2014

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.

December 2014

Richard Barlow, an artist, musician, and assistant professor of art at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, has received the 2014 Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant and the 2014 Hartwick College Faculty Development Grant.

Mark Staff Brandl, an artist and art historian based in Trogen, Switzerland, has completed an artist residency in the Italian village of Portico di Romagna, where he made drawings and had a small exhibition.

Abigail DeVille, an artist based in Bronx, New York, has won a 2014 emerging-artist grant of $10,000 from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, based in New York.

Reni Gower, an artist and professor of painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, has completed an artist residency at the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, where she worked with the center’s team to explore pulp painting, blow-outs, and watermarks.

James Herring, exhibitions manager and designer for the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida, has received a $10,000 exhibition research grant from the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, based in Asheville, North Carolina.

Leslie Hewitt, an artist based in New York and Houston, Texas, has been named a USA Francie Bishop Good and David Horvits Fellow in Visual Arts by United States Artists. The award comes with an unrestricted $50,000 prize.

Faheem Majeed, associate director and faculty in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, a teacher of sculpture at the Chicago High School for the Arts and in the Contemporary Practices Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, have earned a 2014–15 DCASE Studio Artist Residency Award from their city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Joyce Foundation.

Norie Sato, an artist based in Seattle, Washington, has been recognized twice this year: the 2014 Public Art Network Leadership Award from Americans for the Arts, awarded in June at that organization’s conference in Nashville, Tennessee; and the 2014 Governor’s Art and Heritage Award for an Independent Artist, conferred by her state’s government at the end of October.

Alex J. Taylor, an Australian art historian of modern American art and visual culture, has been appointed to a three-year position at Tate as the Terra Foundation Research Fellow in American Art by the London–based museum and Chicago’s Terra Foundation for American Art.

Hilary Wilder has accepted a 2014–15 artist’s residency from the Galveston Artist Residency in Texas.

Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by October 15, 2014

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 2014

Grimanesa Amorós, an artist based in New York, has been named the 2014 Lebowitz Visiting Artist in Residence for the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series at the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Paul Catanese, associate professor at Columbia College Chicago in Illinois and director of his school’s MFA program for interdisciplinary arts and media, has received a 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. The award will support his studio practice and help to expand work on his project visible from space. Catanese will also develop visible from space in early October during a Playa Artists’ Residency in eastern Oregon.

Blane De St. Croix has received a 2014–15 residency in Brooklyn, New York, from the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Award Space Program (formerly known as the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation).

Caitlin Earley, a graduate student in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, has received a 2014–15 junior fellowship in Precolumbian studies from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC. The award will support her project, titled “At the Edge of the Maya World: Power, Politics, and Identity in Monuments of the Comitán Valley.”

Danielle Joyner, assistant professor of medieval art history at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, has received a 2014–15 fellowship in garden and landscape studies from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC. She will work on a project called “Landscapes and Medieval Arts.”

Micheline Nilsen, a faculty member in art history at Indiana University South Bend, has accepted a 2014–15 fellowship in garden and landscape studies from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC. Her project is titled “From Turnips to Lawn Chairs: Allotment Gardens in Europe, 1920 to 1975.”

Camille Serchuk, professor of art at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, has been awarded a 2014–15 fellowship from the National Humanities Center, based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. She will work on her project, “Realm and Representation: Art, Cartography and Visual Culture in France, 1450–1610.”

Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by August 15, 2014

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 2014

Wendy Bellion, associate professor of American art and material culture at the University of Delaware in Newark, has been awarded the Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum for her book Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press; Williamsburg, VA: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2011).

Elizabeth Buhe, a doctoral student in art history at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, has received a Student Research Grant from the Mellon Research Initiative to participate in “From ‘Surface’ to ‘Substrate’: The Archaeology, Art History, and Science of Material Transfer,” a conference taking place November 7–8, 2014.

Jennifer Cohen, a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Chicago in Illinois, has earned a William H. Truettner Predoctoral Fellowship from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She will work on “Fantastic Boxes: Shop Windows and Surrealist Space in Wartime New York.”

Laura Dickey Corey, a PhD candidate in art history at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, has been awarded the Frick Center for the History of Collecting Junior Fellowship for summer/fall 2014.

John Fagg, a lecturer in the school of English, Drama, and American and Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham in England, has won the 2014 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize for “Bedpans and Gibson Girls: Clutter and Matter in John Sloan’s Graphic Art,” which will appear in the journal American Art in 2015.

Annika Fine, a doctoral student in art history at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, has received a Student Research Grant from the Mellon Research Initiative to give a presentation during “From ‘Surface’ to ‘Substrate’: The Archaeology, Art History, and Science of Material Transfer,” a conference taking place November 7–8, 2014.

Kristen Gaylord, a doctoral student in art history at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, has been awarded the Joan R. Challinor Award for distinction in the area of women and Catholicism from the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Gaylord has also received the Patricia Dunn Lehrman Fellowship from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Orit Halpern, assistant professor in history at the New School of Social Research and Eugene Lang College and an affiliate in the graduate program in design studies at Parsons the New School for Design, all in New York, has won a 2014 research grant from the Graham Foundation. She will work on “Rational Utopias,” a project that explores the history and ethnography of “smart” territories and ubiquitous computing.

Nicholas Hartigan, a PhD student in art history at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, has been named a Committee on Institutional Cooperation-Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellow by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. His research project is called “The Changing Function of Public Sculpture.”

Leslie Hewitt, an artist based in New York, has won a 2013 Biennial Award from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, which comes with a $20,000 grant.

Alicia Imperiale, assistant professor of architectural history, theory, and design at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has won a 2014 research grant from the Graham Foundation. Her project is called “An Alternate Organicism in the Journal Zodiac, 1965–1974.”

Katherine Jentleson, a doctoral student in art history at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has become a Douglass Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, for her project, “Gatecrashers: The First Generation of Outsider Artists in America.”

Steve Locke, an artist based in Boston, Massachusetts, has accepted a 2013 Biennial Award from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. He will receive a $20,000 gift.

Katherine Markoski, an independent scholar based in Alexandria, Virginia, has received a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Her research examines “The Imagination of Community: Artistic Practice at Black Mountain College”

Rachel Middleman, assistant professor of art history at Utah State University in Logan, has won a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, to research “Radical Eroticism: Women, Art, and the Transformation of Sexual Aesthetics in the 1960s.”

Jennifer Stettler Parsons, a graduate student in art history at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, has received a Sara Roby Predoctoral Fellowship in 20th-Century American Realism from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Her project is titled “John Sloan: Between Philadelphia and New York, 1892–1907.”

Carol McMichael Reese, Mary Louise Christovich Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, has been awarded a 2014 publication grant (with her two coeditors) from the Graham Foundation for New Orleans under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning, the first book to illustrate and analyze architectural, landscape, and planning responses for post-Katrina New Orleans.

Margaret Samu, from the Art History Department at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women in New York, has been awarded a Summer Fellowship in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, DC. She will use the fellowship to work on her project “Baroque Sculpture Display in Peter the Great’s Summer Garden.”

Nina Schleif from the Bavarian State Art Museums has become a Terra Foundation Senior Fellow in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She is investigating “Warhol’s Drawings of the Fifties: Sources, Techniques, Meanings.”

Michelle Smiley, an MA student in history of art at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, has been accepted into the 2014 summer internship program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Juliet Sperling, a graduate student in art history at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has accepted a Wyeth Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She will research “Animating Flatness: Seeing Moving Images in American Painting and Mass Visual Culture, 1820–95.”

Edit Tóth, who teaches at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania State University in Altoona, has earned a 2014 research grant from the Graham Foundation for her book, Bauhaus Photography and Design: Moholy-Nagy, Breuer, Henri, Yamawaki, and Kepes.

Jesús Vassallo, assistant professor in the School of Architecture at Rice University in Houston, Texas, has accepted a 2014 research grant from the Graham Foundation for his project, “Building with Images.”

Jillian Vaum, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in art history at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has participated in the 2014 summer internship program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Megan Whitney, an MA student in art history at the University of Tucson in Arizona, has been accepted into the 2014 summer internship program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Lara Yeager-Crasselt, a lecturer in the Department of Art at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, has been awarded a Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellowship for academic year 2014–15. She will carry out postdoctoral work as a research fellow in the Department of Art History at KU Leuven in Belgium.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, an artist based in Chicago, Illinois, has received a 2013 Biennial Award from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. She will receive a $20,000 gift from the foundation.

Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by June 15, 2014

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 2014

Susan Bee, a painter and writer based in New York, has received a 2014 fellowship in fine arts from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Doris Chon, a lecturer in the Department of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been named Harald Szeemann Research Project Postdoctoral Fellow by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. From September 2014 to June 2016 she will work on “Museum Mythologies: Harald Szeemann’s Museums by Artists, the Museum of Obsessions, and the Legacy of Institutional Critique.”

Denise Rae Costanzo, assistant professor in the H. Campbell and Eleanor R. Stuckeman
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, has been awarded the 2014–15 Marian and Andrew Heiskell Postdoctoral Rome Prize in modern Italian studies.

Michelle H. Craig, an independent scholar of African and Islamic art who is based in Mansfield Center, Connecticut, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship via the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. From September 2014 to July 2015, she will work on “Across Desert Sands: Trans-Saharan Visual Culture.”

Nathan S. Dennis, a PhD candidate in the history of art at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, has won the 2014–15 Paul Mellon/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Predoctoral Rome Prize in ancient studies.

Yvonne Elet, an assistant professor of art history at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, has earned a 2013–14 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her project, “Materiality and Metamorphosis: Stucco in the Architecture and Decoration of Early Modern Europe.”

Sandra Erbacher, an MFA student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, has accepted the 2014 Chazen Museum Prize, offered annually by the Chazen Museum of Art in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin’s Art Department.

Wayne Franits, professor of art history at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, has received a grant from the American Philosophical Society that will enable him to conduct research in London for his current project concerning Godfried Schalcken’s English period.

John Craig Freeman has been awarded an Art +Technology grant from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California. Freeman will draw on crowdsourcing, augmented reality, and electroencephalography (EEG) technology for a project titled Things We Have Lost.

Elina Gertsman has won the 2014 John Nicholas Brown Prize from the Medieval Academy of America for her book, The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2010). Established in 1978, the prize is awarded annually for a first book or monograph on a medieval subject judged by the selection committee to be of outstanding quality.

Christopher H. Hallett, professor and chair of the Department of History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley, has been selected as a 2014–15 Getty Scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. He will be in residence at the Getty Villa in Malibu from September to December 2014 to work on “The ‘Archaic Revival’ of Augustan Rome: Primitivism in the Art and Monuments of Rome, 30–20 BCE.”

Gregory Halpern, a photographer and assistant professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, has earned a 2014 fellowship in photography from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Taro Hattori, an artist and lecturer based in San Francisco, California, has been awarded a 2014 residency from Omi International Arts Center, based in Ghent, New York.

Pablo Helguera, an artist and director of adult and academic education at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, has been named a 2014 ABOG Fellow for Socially Engaged Art by the Manhattan-based organization A Blade of Grass.

Jessica L. Horton has been recognized as a 2014–15 National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. She will be in residence at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian, both in Washington, DC, to work on “Global Histories of Native American Art” from September 2014 to July 2015.

Jeanette Kohl, associate professor of art history at the University of California, Riverside, has become a 2014–15 Getty Scholar. While at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles from September to December 2014, she will work on “Global Faces: Heteronomies and the Afterlife of Renaissance Portraiture.”

Jason Lazarus, an artist, curator, writer, and educator based in Chicago, Illinois, has received a 2014 grant from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation. As part of the award, he participated in the Wynn Newhouse Awards Exhibition this past spring.

Sean Villareal Leatherbury, a specialist in Roman, late antique, and Byzantine art and archaeology who earned a PhD from the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, has accepted a 2014–15 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. He will work on “The Arts of Votive Dedication from Rome to Byzantium” at the Getty Villa in Malibu from September 2014 to June 2015.

Julia Orell from the Section for East Asian Art History in the Department of Art History at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, has been named a 2014–15 Postdoctoral Fellow by the Getty Research Institute, based in Los Angeles, California. Her project, “Shifting the Boundaries of Art History: East Asian Art History in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland ca. 1840–1940,” will be worked on from September 2014 to June 2015.

John K. Papadopoulos, professor and chair of the Interdepartmental Archaeology Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been selected to be a 2014–15 Guest Scholar and Consortium Professor at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, from January to June 2015. His research, currently taking the form of a project titled “The Archaeological Context of Value,” focuses on Aegean prehistory and Greek and Italian archaeology, as well as the history and culture of the Classical and later periods.

David Raskin, chair of Department of Sculpture and professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois, has been appointed a fellow in the United States Study Centre at the University of Sydney in Australia for spring 2015.

Kristin E. Romberg, assistant professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has been selected for a 2014–15 Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. She will work on
 “Radical Constructivism: Aleksei Gan’s Grass-Roots Modernism” from September 2014 to June 2015.

Susan Sidlauskas, professor of art history at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, has been named a 2014 fellow in fine arts research by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Larry A. Silver, Farquhar Professor of Art History in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, has been appointed a 2014–15 Guest Scholar by the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. From January to June 2015, Silver will work on “Jewish Art as Marked.”

Joanna S. Smith, associate professional specialist in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, has become a 2014–15 Getty Scholar, thanks to the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. She will work on her project, “Seal Stratigraphies from Enkomi, Cyprus,” at the Getty Villa in Malibu from April to June 2015.

Jenni Sorkin, assistant professor of history of art and architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received a 2013–14 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her project, “Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community, 1945–1975.”

Allison Nicole Stielau, a PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, has accepted a 2014–15 Predoctoral Fellowship from the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California. She will research “The Unmaking of Metalwork in Early Modern Europe” while at the Getty from September 2014 to June 2015.

Kathleen Tahk, a graduate student in art history at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has earned a Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources from the Council on Library and Information Resources. Tahk’s project is called “A Revolution beyond Borders: The Soviet Art of the Latvian Rifleman, 1917–1938.”

Grants, Awards, and Honors

posted by April 15, 2014

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.

April 2014

Molly Emma Aitken, associate professor of art at City College, City University of New York, has accepted a Collaborative Research Grant from the American Council of Learned Societies for her project with Allison Renée Busch, called “Aesthetic Worlds of the Indian Heroine.”

Elizabeth Athens, an independent scholar based in Providence, Rhode Island, was named a Clark Graduate Summer Fellow for July–August 2013 by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, received a Beinecke Fellowship from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, for September–December 2013.

William L. Coleman, a PhD candidate in history of art at the University of California, Berkeley, has been awarded the 2014 Dora Wiebenson Prize by the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture. The paper honored as the best of the year by a graduate student was “‘Both instructive and pleasant’: The Country House Garden in Vitruvius Britannicus,” given at CAA Chicago.

Romy Golan, professor of art history at and Lehman College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, won a fellowship from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, for September–December 2013.

Michael Ann Holly, Starr director emeritus of research and academic programs at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has been awarded a fellowship from her institution for February–June 2014.

Simon Leung, an artist and professor of art for the University of California, Irvine, has earned a fellowship from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, for February–June 2014.

Judith Rodenbeck, professor of modern and contemporary art at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, was named a fellow by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, for September–December 2013.

Terence Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, has received a fellowship for February–June 2014 from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Roberto Tejada, professor of art history in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, was named Clark/Oakley Humanities Fellow and Clark Mellon Curatorial Fellow by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, for September–December 2013.