The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown is pleased to welcome it newest staff members, James Everett Stanley and Matthew Neill Null, who together will coordinate The Work Center’s renowned Fellowship program. James Stanley, Visual Arts Fellow 2002-2003, will work with the 10 incoming Visual Arts Fellows. And Matthew Neill Null, Writing Fellow 2011-2012, will work with this year’s 10 incoming Writing Fellows.
James Everett Stanley received his MFA in painting from Columbia University. A 2002-2003 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, he is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was awarded a Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program fellowship. His paintings and drawings have been shown widely, including solo and group exhibitions at Freight & Volume Gallery in New York, Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami, and Kinkead Contemporary in Los Angeles— where his 2011 solo show "Let It Burn" was cited by the Huffington Post as one of the Top 10 Painting Shows in the US.
Matthew Neill Null is a writer from West Virginia, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a winner of the O. Henry Award for the short story. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Oxford America, PEN / O.Henry Prize Stories, Ploughshares, American Short Fiction, West Branch, and Mississippi Review, among other journals. He has received writing fellowships from the Michener-Copernicus Society of America, the Fine Arts Work Center, the University of Iowa, and the Jentel Foundation.