2019-2020 FELLOWS

Visual Arts Fellows

JOHANNES JAMES BARFIELD is a multimedia artist from Winston-Salem, NC who works in photography, sculpture, video and sound installations. His work revolves around the black American experience and how institutions and systems of power and influence are connected to the amplification and nullification of blackness. Johannes received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Photography + Film and a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in New Media + Design. He is the recipient of several fellowships and residencies including the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship which is awarded to programs and people who show exceptional promise in the arts, The Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship in Provincetown, MA, The Lighthouse Works Fellowship in Fisher Island, NY, the ACRE Residency in Steuben, WI, and the MASS MoCA Residency in North Adams, MA.

COADY BROWN is an painter from Baltimore, MD. She received her MFA from Yale University and her BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. In recent years, she has shown work in New York with 1969 Gallery, Koenig and Clinton, and Mulherin Gallery, among others. She is the recipient of several residencies and fellowships including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Yale/Norfolk School of Art. Most recently, she was a participant at the Fountainhead Residency in Miami, FL, and was a Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in 2018-2019. 

RAUL DE LARA (B. 1991 / DACA since 2012) is a sculptor raised in Mexico and Texas. He uses wood as his medium for storytelling. De Lara holds a BFA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has participated at the Oxbow School of Art Fellowship, Chicago Artists Coalition HATCH Residency, and the upcoming Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Fellowship. Exhibition sites include Marfa, Chicago, New York, Burning Man, Richmond, Miami, Austin, and an upcoming exhibition with The International Sculpture Center, and a group show in Mexico City.

AKIKO JACKSON is from Kahuku, a rural North Shore community on the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i.  She is the recipient of numerous residencies and fellowships nationwide, was a Louise Bourgeois Endowed Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA (2013-2014) and most recently a grant recipient at the Roswell Artist in Residence, RAiR Foundation. Jackson is elated to be back in Provincetown as a second-year FAWC Fellow and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.


ANINA MAJOR is a visual artist from Nassau, Bahamas whose work investigates the relationships between self and place in efforts to cultivate moments of reflection and a sense of belonging. Major studied at the College of The Bahamas before earning her BS in Graphic Design from Drexel University and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been exhibited in The Bahamas, across the United States, and Europe.

HANNAH E. MORRIS is an artist living and working in London, England. The imagery in her work evolves out of a diaristic thought process striving to access and expose a hidden truth. She is currently completing a Masters in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths University London focusing on Trauma, Secondary Memory and rethinking transcendence and the sublime through a feminist lens. She holds a Masters and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, where she was the recipient of the Len Everett and Virgil M. Beall Fellowship. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts, the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, and has a BA from Hampshire College.

PAT PHILLIPS is a painter from Pineville, LA. Heavily based in narrative, Phillip's work examines class, race and social perceptions through his own personal accounts and history. He has attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and will be an upcoming artist at Fountainhead this June. In 2017, Phillips was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors grant. Some of his solo exhibitions include: ROOTS (Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA), Manifest Graffiti (Acadiana Center of the Arts, Lafayette, LA), Told You Not To Bring That Ball (Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA) and SubSuperior (Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY). More recently, Phillips was selected for the 2019 Whitney Biennial.

ANTONIUS-TÍN BUI (they/them) is an interdisciplinary Vietnamese-American artist who plays in the realm of cut-paper, textiles, and performance. They have been awarded various residencies and fellowships since graduating with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016. These include Yaddo, Halcyon Arts Lab, Tulsa Artists Fellowship, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kala Art Institute, and Vermont Studio Center. 

JAKE TROYLI received his BFA from Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN (2013) and his MFA from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (2019). He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME in the summer of 2019. His solo exhibitions include Awkward Handshake, Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL (2018) and Always leave them wanting more!, ArtsXchange, Saint Petersburg, FL (2018). Troyli has been awarded a Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship for the 2019-2020 season, was an ACRE resident in Steuben, WI (2018), and received a Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Grant, Largo, FL (2017). His work has been in numerous group exhibitions, including Show Me Yours, Monique Meloche gallery, Chicago, IL (2019), Coco Hunday Presents, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA (2019) Malmö Sessions, Carl Kostyál Gallery, Malmö, SE (2019) and Extra Butter, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL (2019). 

AUTUMN WALLACE lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. They utilize the language of 90’s cartoons, Baroque aesthetics and “adult materials” arranged in painting and sculptures to stir up narratives of chaotic [con]fusion. Why? Eluding reason boosts emotional response, makes viewers voyeurs, or participants---no bystanders. Here, absurdity is the moderator and we’re all in for the ride.  They received their BFA in Painting and Ceramics at Tyler School of Art in 2018, have received several residencies and fellowships including the MASS MoCA Assets4Artists, Yaddo, Yale Norfolk School of Art, and have exhibited their work in numerous exhibitions, including a solo exhibition at 1816HOUSE Gallery and The Flaten Museum in Minneapolis.

Writing Fellows

GBOLAHAN ADEOLA was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. His short stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Common, Gulf Coast, Transition Magazine, and the “Distinguished Stories” section of The Best American Short Stories 2017. He holds an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University, where he received the John Hawkes Prize and the Feldman Prize in fiction. He is a 2019 MacDowell Colony fellow.

CALLIE COLLINS is from Texas. She has an BA from Middlebury College and an MFA from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program where she was a 2018-2019 Zell Postgraduate Fellow and received Hopwood Awards for her fiction, nonfiction, and short prose. She cofounded A Strange Object, a small press in Austin. She’s finishing up a story collection and working on a novel about alcohol, accidental death, and the Austin music scene in the 1970s.

Fiction Fellow NORA CORRIGAN is from Massachusetts. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College (BA), the London School of Economics (MSc), and the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan (MFA). She is at work on her first novel. 

KEVIN FITCHETT writes fiction and poems and lives in an off-grid cabin in the North Cascades. He's a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Mississippi.

ESTHER LIN was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and lived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for 21 years. She is the author of The Ghost Wife, winner of the 2017 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship, and was awarded the Crab Orchard Review’s 2018 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize. She was a 2017–19 Wallace Stegner Fellow and currently organizes for the Undocupoets, which promotes the work of undocumented poets and raises consciousness about the structural barriers that they face in the literary community.

FRANCISCO MÁRQUEZ is a Venezuelan poet with work appearing in The Brooklyn Rail, Bennington Review, and Narrative, among other publications. He has received honors from the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, The Poetry Project, and Letras Latinas. He lives in Brooklyn.

JOY PRIEST grew up in Louisville, KY across the street from the world's most famous horseracing track. She received her MFA in poetry with a certificate in Women & Gender Studies from the University of South Carolina, where she served as Senior Editor of Yemassee Journal. She was the 2018 Gregory Pardlo Scholar at The Frost Place, and her work has been published in Best New Poets 2014 and 2016, Callaloo, Gulf Coast, and Mississippi Review, among others.

J.W. PTACEK received an MFA from Hunter College.

HANNA PYLVÄINEN is the author of We Sinners, a novel (Henry Holt & Co., 2012), which received the Whiting Writers' Award. Her work has appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal, and she has received residencies and fellowships at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Lásságámmi Foundation, the University of Michigan, and Princeton University. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the MFA program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

ALEX WALTON is a PhD candidate in English at UC Berkeley.