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

“I have never wanted to be an artist that keeps doing what works.  I have always wanted to turn the dial a little more,” says Blair Saxon-Hill. She has made gestural gouache paintings that masterfully amplify the fewest brushstrokes.

2016 Fellowship Recipient

Photographs of Natalie Ball’s installation To Be Continued show a star quilt on a frame of branches with the letters M-O-D-O-C in lights in the center.

2016 Fellowship Recipient

Portland audiences had the chance to see Fernanda D’Agostino’s work in full flower at her 2013 exhibition, The Method of Loci at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University.

2016 Fellowship Recipient

An unshakable commitment to process and instinct is what Laurie Danial will tell you characterizes her practice, which results in prints and paintings featuring complex layerings of organic and architectural forms.

2016 Fellowship Recipient

At PICA’s TBA Festival last year, Tannaz Farsi’s work And Others consisted of a large LED display of a short text from Bertolt Brecht’s Threepenny Opera: “Some are in the dark and others are in the light we see them in the light

2016 Fellowship Recipient

Born in Japan and raised in the Midwest, Julie Green knew by age four that she wanted to be an artist. From her childhood, Green recalls, “Growing up, there was no distinction between the family quilts and ukiyo-e prints in our home.

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