Fellowship Profiles

The Arts Commission recognizes the achievements of outstanding Oregon artists through annual Individual Artist Fellowship grants. Fellowship Profiles introduce featured artists and provide a description of their work. 

2016 Fellowship Recipient

For Michael Hensley’s most recent series of paintings, he threw every available material into the mix, including house paint, spray paint, pencil, collage, crayon, paint pens and even dirt from the garden.

2016 Fellowship Recipient

In 2015, Aaron Flint Jamison had solo exhibitions at his galleries, Miguel Abreu in New York and Air de Paris in Paris.

2016 Fellowship Recipient

Jim Lommasson engages in long-term photographic projects that demonstrate human resilience in the face of profound and acute challenges.

2016 Fellowship Recipient

One can’t study Elizabeth Malaska’s painting without finding a juxtaposition of traditional technique selectively deployed with more abstract gestures, creating a dynamic and recognizable style.

2016 Fellowship Recipient

Brenna Murphy has for years explored the mystic aspects of cyberspace through web-based explorations. More recently, Murphy has exported some of the formal aspects of these as images and laser cut acrylic forms.

2016 Fellowship Recipient

Ronna Neuenschwander’s current works of composite and mosaicked figures ask questions around the enduring human practice of crafting objects after our own form. What did these objects mean to those who crafted them hundreds of years ago?

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