Elizabeth King, professor in the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media, is one of 10 recipients of this year’s Anonymous Was A Woman award, a $25,000 grant for women artists over 40 who are at a critical moment in their lives or careers. King plans to put the grant towards two of her long-term projects; a solo show scheduled for 2015 and a book she’s co-authoring on 16th century automaton.
Owen Duffy, PhD student in the Department of Art History was awarded a Small Research Grant from the Henry Moore Foundation to travel to London this July and August to conduct dissertation research. This international award provides over $4,000 in support as Owen researches the early years of the British contemporary artist Anish Kapoor.
Congratulations to Assistant Director of Research & Entrepreneurship David Holland, who has received a fellowship to participate in a competitive global forum for young cultural innovators in Salzburg, Austria this October.
Based on Holland’s previous experience working with the cultural sector and arts funding agencies internationally and his current work with VCUarts faculty developing externally funded research grants with Dr. Sarah Cunningham and creative entrepreneurship opportunities with Matt Woolman his participation will raise the international profile of VCUarts and provide us with useful information about successful models operating in the US and around the world.
Congratulations to Assistant Chair of the Department of Fashion Design & Merchandising, Kristin Caskey! She has been selected as one of the 2014-2015 VCU Service-Learning Faculty Fellows from a competitive pool of faculty member applicants. Caskey was chosen based on her past involvement in service-learning and community-engagement. Her proposed plan will enhance her community-engaged teaching, scholarship and service during the fellowship year.
Dr. Catherine Roach, Assistant Professor of Art History, is the recipient of a Paul Mellon Centre for the Study of British Art Research Grant and a Caird Short Term Research Fellowship from the National Maritime Museum. These international awards provide over $10,000 in support for her to conduct research in London during the 2014-2015 academic year.
In the fall, she will complete an essay on naval art collectors while a Fellow at the National Maritime Museum. In the spring, thanks to Paul Mellon Centre support, she will conduct research for a book on a pioneering exhibition society entitled “The British Institution: A History.”