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

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.

2016 Fellowship Recipient

In Laura Heit’s Two Ways Down, shadows and hand-drawn animations played across the walls in an installation that combined projection and almost lace-like intricate figurative cut-paper sculptures (human figures, towers, ladders, arches) o

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.

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