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

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?

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.

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