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. 

2014 Fellowship Recipient

The subjects of Samantha Wall’s finely wrought portraits in charcoal and graphite are exclusively women. Some aspects, most often the face, are rendered in sharp, nearly photographic detail while others are blended into the background.

2014 Fellowship Recipient

Terri Warpinski is a celebrated photographer and the most senior member of the group of Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship recipients.

2014 Fellowship Recipient

Avantika Bawa just received the triple-crown from the Oregon Arts Commission. Not only was she awarded an Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship, she was also singled out for a special, honorary Joan Shipley Award.

2014 Fellowship Recipient

The material of Modou Dieng’s works, both literally and figuratively, is drawn from a sensitivity to popular culture—spanning music to fashion—as it once informed the imagination of this Senegalese young man and as it now informs Dieng’s reality i

2014 Fellowship Recipient

One critic has fittingly called her “a poet of light, darkness and enigma.” It will not be a surprise to anyone who has seen Laura Fritz’s work to know that as a child she was fascinated with light in darkened rooms and to know that as a painting

2014 Fellowship Recipient

Surabhi Ghosh’s work spans the micro to the macro. She uses the accumulation of small dots to build forms such as circles, dots, and hexagons. Another body of work is constructed of strips upon strips of cast off garments.

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