Distributed April 30, 2001
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mark Nickel



Howard Foundation names 13 fellowship recipients for 2001-02
The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, administered by Brown University, has announced 13 fellowships of $20,000 each for the 2001-2002 academic year in the areas of painting, sculpture and art history. For 2002-03, the Foundation will provide fellowships in music, musicology, playwriting and theater arts.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, administered by Brown University, has announced 13 fellowships of $20,000 each for the 2001-2002 academic year.

The 13 recipients, representing the fields of painting, sculpture and art history, were selected from among 140 scholars nominated by administrative officers of colleges, universities and cultural institutions throughout the country. The 2001-2002 fellows and their projects are:

  • Linda Besemer, professor of painting, Occidental College: New Works: A Dialogue with High Modernist Painting;


  • Bruce Chao, professor of sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design: Trees as Sculpture;


  • Anne Higonnet, associate professor of art history, Wellesley College: A History of Private Museums, from the Revolutions of 1848 to the Second World War;


  • David Joselit, associate professorof art history, University of California–Irvine: Feedback: Art in the age of Television;


  • Christina Kiaer, assistant professor of art history, Columbia University: Towards an Art History of Socialist Realism: Aleksandr Deineka as Case Study;


  • Phyllis I. McGibbon, associate professor of studio art, Wellesley College: Fringe: a Series of Installations and Related Works on Paper;


  • Amy E. McNair, associate professor of art history, University of Kansas: The Buddhist Sculpture Grottoes at Longmen: Patronage, Politics and Self-representation in Medieval China;


  • Jerry Mischak, adjunct lecturer in sculpture, Brown University: Indigenous;


  • Sabina D. Ott, associate professor of painting, Washington University in St. Louis: A Light and Heavy Place: New Digital Paintings;


  • Maria Tomasula, associate professor of painting, University of Notre Dame: Baroque Proposals, a series of oil paintings;


  • Elizabeth Valdez del Alamo, associate professor of art history, Montclair State University: Palace of the Mind: The Sculpture of Silos and the Transformation of Castilian Art during the Twelfth Century;


  • Timothy J. Van Laar, professor of painting, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign: Painted Sites: Digitally Structured Paintings;


  • Kim T. Yasuda, professor of sculpture, University of California–Santa Barbara: Identity as Site: Domesticating Urban Geography.

The Howard Foundation Board of Administration announced that fellowships for the 2002-2003 academic year will be awarded in the fields of music (composition, performance), musicology, playwriting (excluding film) and theater arts (including theory and criticism, excluding production and direction). Further information is available from the Foundation’s Web site (http://www.brown.edu/Divisions/Graduate_School/howard) or by contacting the Foundation (Howard_Foundation@brown.edu or 401-863-2640).

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