Mass Cultural Council is celebrating 40 Years of Fellowships by sharing video interviews with some of the extraordinary artists who have received Artist Fellowships since the program’s inception in 1975.
We were excited to visit with Niho Kozuru (Sculpture/Installation/New Genres Fellow ’09) during her solo exhibition at the Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College, in Winter 2015.
Descending from four generations of Japanese ceramicists, Niho Kozuru has an unmistakable connection to wheel-thrown forms. But she’s given the tradition a fascinating turn, creating brilliant cast and layered sculptures that balance structure and flow, control and happenstance.
See her work at the solo show Inter/Dimension at the University of Maine Museum of Art (thru 9/19/15) and the Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood exhibition (thru 10/12/15).
Participate in 40 Years of Fellowships:
- Visit Mass Cultural Council’s YouTube Channel, where we’re sharing the stories of some of the amazing artists we’ve funded over the last 40 years.
- If you’re a past Fellow or Finalist of the program, sign our Alumni Book to get back in touch and share your own story.
- Read a brief history of the Massachusetts Artist Fellowships Program.
- Contact us if you have ideas for the project.
- Follow and join the conversation in social media using the #YayArtists hashtag.
Video Credits: still images by Niho Kozuru, courtesy of the artist and Miller Yezerski Gallery; title animation by Basia Goszczynska (Film & Video Fellow ’13); music by Laura Andel (Music Composition Fellow ’99), SAO DAO, BMI ©1997, performed/recorded by the Laura Andel Orchestra on March 12th, 1997, Boston, MA. Full credits on the video’s YouTube page.
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