Fellows Notes is a monthly listing of the latest news from awardees in our Artist Fellowships Program.
Elizabeth Alexander (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres ’11) and Youjin Moon (Film & Video Finalist ’17) are among the Women to Watch named by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Massachusetts State Committee. An exhibition of the artists will take place at Gallery Kayafas (10/19-10/26, with a special event 10/18, 6 PM).
Elizabeth Alexander (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’11), along with exhibiting in the Women to Watch: Paper Routes exhibition at Gallery Kayafas (see above), is a finalist for the 2019 Burke Prize from the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. She’ll exhibit with the other finalists (10/3-4/12, opening celebration 10/3, 6-8 PM).
Denise Bergman (Poetry Finalist ’14) reads from her collection Three Hands None at Newton Free Library (10/8, 7 PM) and the Loring Greenough House in Jamaica Plain, as part of the Chapter and Verse Reading Series (10/11, 7:30 PM).
Sari Boren‘s (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Finalist ’14) essay Slurry Wall was named as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2019.
Pat Falco (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’19) has unveiled a new installation, Mock, near the Seaport Common in Boston (on view thru 11/30, opening reception 10/3, 5-7 PM). The piece was created with the support of the Now + There Public Art Accelerator.
Ken Field (Music Composition Finalist ’17) is a member of the coordinating committee for the HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands, with events in Somerville and Cambridge (10/11-10/13). He will perform in the festival with the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band. His band Revolutionary Snake Ensemble will perform at the Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival in Lowell (10/12, 9 AM) and the Red Hot Hallow’s Eve at Charles River Museum of Industry (10/31). Also, at that venue, Ken will perform live soundtracks during the Animated Films of Karen Aqua event (10/18, 7:30 PM).
Samantha Fields (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’11) unveils a temporary performative public art project in Boston, desires not even our own. The project, which is supported by Now + There Public Art Accelerator and Boston’s Transformative Public Art program among others, will see the disassembling of one ton of used clothing donated by Goodwill. It takes place in a store front in Boston’s Hyde Square (10/16-12/1).
Daniel Johnson (Poetry Finalist ’18) was commissioned by the City of Boston to write two lines of poetry to be engraved in bronze in the Boston Marathon bombing memorial sculptures created by Pablo Eduardo.
Heather Kamins‘ (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’16) short story The Girl Gangs of Pacific Avenue has been published in Guernica. The short story was one of the works the artist submitted to receive her 2016 Artist Fellowship.
Marky Kauffmann (Photography Fellow ’17) has work in two group exhibitions this month: the Somerville Toy Camera Festival at Nave Gallery (thru 10/5) and the 25th Anniversary exhibit at Zullo Gallery in Medfield (thru 11/2).
Marjorie Kay (Painting Finalist ’18) has a solo exhibition, Synaptic Tides, at Galatea Fine Arts in Boston (10/2-10/27, opening reception 10/4, 6-8 PM).
Vasilis Kostas (Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Master Artist ’19) will perform along with the esteemed traditional Greek musician Petroloukas Halkias at the Taxiarchae/Archangels Greek Orthodox Church in Watertown (10/6, 4 PM).
Congratulations to Balla Kouyaté (Traditional Arts Fellow ’10), who was awarded a 2019 National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts at a Washington DC ceremony. WBUR featured the artist and the award.
Niho Kozuru (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’09) has been involved in events and an exhibit at the Society of Arts + Crafts commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Sister City relations between Boston and Kyoto, Japan. Her Infinite Vibration is on view in the organization’s Lightwall space. Niho Kozuru is donating proceeds from sales of her art in the Exhibition on Main Street in Cambridge (thru 12/31). As part of the Cube Art Boston series of events, Niho will offer attendees a private viewing of her work and featured artists in the Kogei Kyoto Collective (10/7, 1:30 PM).
Alla Kovgan (Film & Video Fellow ’09) premiered her new film Cunningham, a dance documentary filmed in 3D, at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which will be released in December, has already received glowing reviews in Variety and Vox.
Scott Listfield (Painting Finalist ’10) has a solo exhibition of paintings, Fury Road, at Beinart Gallery in Melbourne, Australia (10/6-10/27, opening reception 10/5, 6–9 PM. He also has work in the Moniker International Art Fair in London, with Thinkspace Projects (10/2-10/6) and in Kith & Kin at the Lesley University Lunder Art Center (10/24-12/1).
Rania Matar (Photography Fellow ’11, ’07) has work in the group exhibitions She Who Tells a Story at Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, NC (thru 12/1); Live Dangerously at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC (thru 1/20); Forever Young at the Newport Art Museum in RI (10/5-12/31); and Truthiness and the News at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (10/12-3/29). She recently received the Editor’s Choice distinction from the Choice Awards and will present her work at the CENTER Festival in Sante Fe (10/19). This month, she gives artist talks at Ackland Art Museum (10/23, 7 PM), the Northshore Photography Lecture Series in Newburyport (10/24, 7 PM), and the CUBE Art Boston series (10/28, 1:30 PM).
Sandra Matthews (Photography Finalist ’17) has a solo exhibition, Local, at Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst (thru 11/6).
Congratulations to Adam Mazo (Film & Video Finalist ’17). Dawnland, his film with Ben Pender-Cudlip, received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Research.
John Minigan‘s (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’19) play Concordance will have a free public reading at The Depot for New Play Readings in Hampton, CT (10/20, 2 PM). His play Queen of Sad Mischance was highlighted on the New Play Exchange site in a feature about scripts that are highly acclaimed and recommended but not yet produced.
GennaRose Nethercott (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow ’18) has published Lianna Fled the Cranberry Bog, an innovative story in cootie catchers, and will present the work at Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts Gallery in Brattleboro, VT (10/18, 6:30 PM) and Book Moon Books in Easthampton (10/24, 7 PM).
Kathryn Ramey (Film & Video Fellow ’15) received a 2019 Creative Capital Artist Award, and recently, she took part in the organization’s Artist Retreat, including a presentation of her work and project.
Monica Raymond‘s (Dramatic Writing Fellow ’13) play A to Z was part of the QWERK Festival, Glasgow, Scotland’s first ever festival of gay and lesbian theater, in September.
Cristi Rinklin (Painting Fellow ’16, Drawing & Printmaking Fellow ’10) has a solo exhibition, The Weight of Ghosts, at Steven Zevitas Gallery in Boston (10/4-11/30, opening reception 10/4, 5:30-8 PM).
Anna V.Q. Ross (Poetry Fellow ’18) recently became the Poetry Editor of Salamander literary magazine.
Jo Ann Rothschild (Painting Fellow ’98) has a solo exhibition, Only Your Loves Matter, at The Yard presented by AREA Gallery (thru 11/30).
Nancy Selvage (Crafts Fellow ’13, Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’82) created the public art project Hydro, recently installed in Lowell.
Congratulations to Leslie Sills (Crafts Fellow ’95), who received the 2019 Blanche E. Colman Award.
Joyce Van Dyke‘s (Dramatic Writing Finalist ’13) play The Women Who Mapped the Stars is performed at the University of Southern Maine (10/4-10/13).
Leslie Williams (Poetry Fellow ’10) reads from her new collection Even the Dark at Newtonville Books (10/29, 7 PM).
Images: still image from CUNNINGHAM (Magnolia Pictures 2019), a film by Alla Kovgan (Film & Video Fellow ’09); an installation of work by Leslie Sills (Crafts Fellow ’95), winner of the 2019 Blanche E. Colman Award.