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. 

2015 Fellowship Recipient

“Audiences are often very surprised by how much can be communicated without words,” says Kate Braidwood. “They find themselves being drawn into a story and moved to laughter and tears, even though we never speak on stage.”

2015 Fellowship Recipient

Composer David Crumb is exploring new musical territory.

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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