FEBRUARY 2019

Two recent Visual Arts Fellows, Jennifer Packer (2014-15, 2015-16), and Troy Michie (2016-17) have been selected to participate in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.

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JANUARY 2019

 

The Fine Arts Work Center mourns the loss of Provincetown poet, and dear friend, MARY OLIVER.

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SEPTEMBER 2018

SUMMER 2018

 


 

COLETTE FU RECEIVES A “2020 PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS GRANT” FROM THE JOAN MITCHELL FOUNDATION

The Joan Mitchell Foundation has just awarded Colette Fu (Visual Arts Fellow 2005-2006) with a 2020 Painters and Sculptors Grant. The grants “provide 25 artists with $25,000 each in unrestricted funds.

CHRISTINE HUME PUBLISHES A NEW CHAPBOOK AND AN EXPERIMENTAL MEMOIR

This year Christine Hume (Writing Fellow 1998-1999) published a chapbook, A Different Shade For Each Person Reading the Story (Pank Books), and an experimental memoir, Saturation Project (Solid Objects). Saturation Project three long, interlinked lyric essays, each a re-telling of girlhood through shifting optics. Claudia Rankine writes, "The genre-defying genius of Saturation Project brings memoir and essay to the land of myth.

JENNIFER PACKER’S FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION IN EUROPE OPENS IN NOVEMBER

Jennifer Packer (Visual Arts Fellow 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 & Visual Arts Committee member) will have her first solo exhibition in Europe at the Serpentine Galleries in London, England. The survey exhibition, “Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing,” includes “paintings and drawings from the past decade alongside recent work.

APRIL FREELY APPOINTED FIRE ISLAND ARTIST RESIDENCY’S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) has just announced the appointment of April Freely (she/her/hers) (Writing Fellow 2018-2019) as its next Executive Director. Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) is an organization founded in 2011 which brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identifying emerging visual artists and poets to Fire Island, a place long-steeped in LGBTQ history, to create, commune, and contribute to the location's rich artistic history.

AN INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST CANDICE LIN

In the recent issue of the Hyperallergic newsletter, Elisa Wouk Almino interviews artist Candice Lin (Visual Arts Fellow 2011-2012) as part of her ongoing “interview series spotlighting some of the great work coming out of Los Angeles.” Almino’s interviews lets readers “hear directly from artists, curators, and art workers about their current projects and personal quirks.” This is the 30th installment of Almino’s wonderful Meet LA’s Art Community interview series. Photo above left: Georgia Arnold.

STEPHANIE J. WOODS AT THE HARVEY B. GANTT CENTER

Stephanie J. Woods (Visual Arts Fellow 2018-2019) is a guest artist in the extraordinary new exhibition at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture in Charlotte, NC. The exhibition, “Inter|Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City,” is a “bold, multi-regional, multi- disciplinary curatorial collaboration and exploration of the emergence of the "Creole City" as a local, regional and global phenomenon.

LOUISE GLÜCK AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE 2020

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 was just awarded to Louise Glück (Writing Fellow 1969-1970) "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal." Glück is one of America’s most celebrated poets. She has written numerous poetry collections, many of which deal with the challenges of family life and growing older. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for The Wild Iris and was named the United States’ poet laureate in 2003.

JACQUELINE WOODSON AWARDED A 2020 MACARTHUR FELLOWSHIP

The MacArthur Foundation has just awarded Jacqueline Woodson (Writing Fellow 1991-1992) a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship. “The MacArthur Fellows Program is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards fellowships directly to individuals rather than through institutions.

POET MARY GILLILAND TO READ FROM HER NEW CHAPBOOK

Mary Gilliland (Writing Fellow 1990-1991) will read from her new, Bright Hill Press award-winning chapbook, The Ruined Walled Castle Garden on Thursday, October 8 at 7PM via Zoom. Bright Hill Press will continue its 28th Word Thursdays season with live Zoom broadcasts every second and fourth Thursday of the month.

GEOFFREY CHADSEY – A VISUAL DIARY OF THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER

Geoffrey Chadsey (Visual Arts Fellow 2005-2006 and 2003-2004) is featured in a new story in The New York Times Style Magazine showcasing 10 of his recent Polaroid snapshots of the people he is closest to in life, and of an idyllic trip to Vermont during the last days of summer. Currently, Chadsey is working on a new series for an upcoming 2021 show at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. Above left: “Angela”, above right: “David”

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