Fellows Notes is a monthly listing of the latest news from awardees in our Artist Fellowships Program.
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Steven Bogart (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’15), Patrick Gabridge (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’17, ’15), Hortense Gerardo (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’21), John Minigan (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’17), R.D. Murphy (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’15), Eric Henry Sanders (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’09), Cassie Seinuk (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’17), David Valdes (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’21), and Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’11) are among the artists with ten-minute plays in the Boston Theater Marathon XXIV at Boston Playwrights Theatre (5/2).
Laura Christensen (Photography Finalist ’21) and Keith Maddy (Drawing & Printmaking Finalist ’16) both have work in the group exhibition Complex Muses at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury (5/18-9/4, opening reception 5/22, 1-4 PM ET).
Yorgos Efthymiadis (Photography Finalist ’17) and Astrid Reischwitz (Photography Finalist ’21) exhibit in Reconstructed at the Fort Point Arts Community Gallery (thru 6/4). Efthymiadis is also the curator.
Margo Guernsey (Film & Video Fellow ’19), Sally Greenhouse (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’01), Terry Jenoure (Music Composition Finalist ’21), and Tom Truss III and Matthew Cumbie (Choreography Finalists ’20) are among the artists supported by the recent round of New Work New England Awards from the New England Foundation for the Arts.
Adam Mazo (Film & Video Fellow 21) and Kavita Pillay (Film & Video Fellow 17) are among the artists collaborating on The Reciprocity Project, a short film series embracing indigenous values. Work from the series screened at the Independent Film Festival of Boston.
Elizabeth Alexander (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’11) has work in Coined in the South at Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, NC (thru 7/3) and Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now at Nasher Museum at Duke University in Durham, NC (thru 7/10).
Meg Alexander (Drawing & Printmaking Finalist ’18, ’04) has work in the three-person exhibition Dance of Opposites at Drive-By Projects in Watertown (thru 5/28).
Maria Luisa Arroyo Cruzado (Poetry Fellow ’04) wrote a ghazal for publication in the May 2022 issue of Art New England.
Brece Honeycutt (Drawing & Printmaking Finalist ’18) has work in two group exhibitions: Among Friends at Equity Gallery in New York City (thru 5/22) and Shake Inspired at Joyce Goldstein Gallery in Chatham, NY (thru 6/18). She gives a “Seasonal Landscape Walk” at Art Omi in Omi, NY (6/4, 11 AM) and presents a virtual talk at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) related to research the artist conducted as an AAS Artist Fellow (6/15, 4 PM ET).
Elizabeth James-Perry (Traditional Arts Fellow ’14) gives a free talk, Seeing Turtle Island Through An Artist Lens: Reviving Connections with the Natural Environment, at Boston University as part of its Arts Initiative (5/2, 5 PM ET).
Rebecca Kaiser Gibson (Poetry Fellow ’08) was interviewed by Mass Poetry about her new book Girl as Birch.
Jared Katsiane‘s (Film & Video Fellow ’15) interactive video exhibition Southie Then and Now – a Neighborhood Transformed is currently at the Somerville Public Library and will travel to five Boston Public Library branches starting in June. The exhibition video explores gentrification statewide and highlights the changing landscape in South Boston over the last 50 years.
Marky Kauffmann (Photography Fellow ’17) has work in the 8th International Open at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts (thru 5/13); the online exhibition trees hosted by A Smith Gallery (thru (5/28); Aspect Initiative at Danford Art Museum (6/5); and Color Theory at Griffin Museum’s Lafayette City Center Gallery in Downtown Crossing (thru 6/13). Her image “Prayer Image: Sun Storm” was chosen as Analog Forever Magazine‘s Instagram “Photo of the Day” in April.
Danielle Legros Georges (Poetry Fellow ’22, ’14) was recently named creative editor of sx salon, a digital forum for innovative critical and creative explorations of Caribbean literature.
Rania Matar (Photography Fellow ’21, ’11, ’07) was selected for a 2022 Mosesian Award for the Arts by the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, where work from her photography series She is on exhibit (thru 6/30). The artist’s work is featured in Hyperallergic in an article about the finalists of the 2022 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. The artist has numerous exhibitions this Spring.
Caitlin McCarthy‘s (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’21) pilot script Free Skate was selected for inclusion in SeriesFest Pitch-a-thon.
John Minigan‘s (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’19) play Queen of Sad Mischance received the the Judith Royer Award for Excellence in Playwriting from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and The Kennedy Center and the 2022 Louise Wigglesworth Excellence in Playwriting Award from Florida’s Laboratory Theater. His plays have upcoming presentations at the Lanford Wilson New American Festival in Missouri (June), Advice to the Players in New Hampshire (July) and Greater Boston Stage Company (October and November).
Evan Morse (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’17) is a resident artist at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY until the end of May.
Congratulations to Ellise Patterson (Choreography Finalist ’22), recently named a Boston Artist-in-Residence.
Gabriel Polonsky (Film & Video Finalist ’15) is among the artists in the 33rd Annual Hyde Park Art Association Members Exhibition at the Boston City Hall Scollay Square Gallery (thru 5/28, reception with Mayor Wu, 5/12, 3-4:30 PM ET).
Allison Maria Rodriguez (Film & Video Finalist ’21) has a video installation featured in the New England Triennial at the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum (thru 9/11). The Triennial features 25 artists and also exhibits at the Fruitlands Museum.
Magda Romanska‘s (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’21) play The Life and Times of Stephen Hawking will have a reading at Queens Theatre in New York City (5/22, 5 PM), as part of the Forward Festival of the Arts, a national festival highlighting the artistry of Deaf/Disabled performers.
Claudia Ruiz Gustafson (Photography Fellow ’21) was awarded the 2022 Fellowship at the Houston Center for Photography in Texas, and will be an Artist in Residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York.
Laura Sanchez (Choreography Finalist ’22) presents as part of the Boston Center for the Arts’ Hello My Name Is… series (5/19, 12 PM).
Alyssa Songsiridej (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist ’20) was named a 5 Under 35 by the National Book Foundation.
Ilya Vidrin (Choreography Fellow ’20) has an upcoming residency / exhibition at the New Museum in New York City: Everything You Do Matters, No Matter What You Do.
Elizabeth Whyte Schulze (Crafts Fellow ’09) has work in the group exhibition ReFORMED at James Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA (5/12-6/24).
Nina Wishnok (Drawing & Printmaking Fellow ’06) has a solo exhibition, Things Are Getting Dark, at Bromfield Gallery in Boston (5/4-5/29, opening reception 5/6, 6-8 PM ET).
Yu-Wen Wu (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’21, Painting Fellow ’04) created video installation for the world premiere ballet Of Gravity and Lights by Ballet Des Moines. She exhibits with Praise Shadows Art Gallery in the Independent Art Fair in New York City (5/5-5/8).
Read past Fellows Notes. If you’re a current or past fellow/finalist with news, let us know.
Image: Marky Kauffmann (Photography Fellow ’17), CATHERINE ZETA-JONES BATHING SUIT.
Kevin Driscoll says
Congratulations to all the awardees in the Artist Fellowships Program!
Richard Limber says
The MCC has never had a truly open process in it’s allocation of resources for “fellows@ because it generally picks jurors that have some connection to some element of our our arts industry. This bias is intellectually vacuous and limits the parameters of what is considered “creative”.
Is it to much to ask a bureaucracy to live up to it’s self professed ideals.
The “arts” need to be opened up in order to relevant in these very dangerous times.
signed, “The Art Bastard”,
Richard Limber says
“to”should be “too”
Spelling was never my strong point, as apposed to my refined skill of applying P.B.M.T. (positive/bureaucracy/modification/therapy).
The Art Bastard