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. 

2012 Fellowship Recipient

For her solo exhibition, The Rekindling, at Nine Gallery in January 2011, Nan Curtis sat at a work table surrounded by plastic bins of stuff. There was a box of old purses, thimbles, and antique lace.

2012 Fellowship Recipient

Anna Fidler works big.

2012 Fellowship Recipient

Erik Geschke's most recent work is a 2V geodesic dome at the scale (4'x 8') of the climbing structure at my elementary school but constructed of what appear to be bleached human femurs.

2012 Fellowship Recipient

“My privilege as an artist is that I get to research things, to sit around and think about things,” Brian Gillis says.

2012 Fellowship Recipient

Laura Hughes makes work about light and space and the perception of the two in relationship to each other and to the viewer.

2012 Fellowship Recipient

Peter Johnson creates what look like industrial ready-mades—vaguely familiar as if they are giant parts of engines or turbines—and he makes them of the traditional craft material of clay.

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