Sterling Hundley, VCUart alumnus and associate professor in the Department of Communication Arts was named Illustrator of the Year by the Victoria & Albert Museum, in London. Hundley traveled to the U.K. to accept the honor and collect the £4,000 (just over $6,000) first prize for his work on a recent Folio Society edition of Robert Louis Stephenson’s “Treasure Island.”
Hundley received two awards; Best Illustrated Book and Best Overall. In addition, Hundley’s work has been featured as the cover story for the London-based “Artists and Illustrators” publication.
Two Virginia Commonwealth University professors and a local nonprofit with strong VCU ties have been awarded National Endowment of the Arts grants.
VCU professors Sasha Waters Freyer and Ryan Patton received NEA grants worth $20,000 and $30,000, respectively, while the Storefront for Community Design, of which professors Kristin Caskey, John Malinoski and Camden Whitehead and VCU’s Middle of Broad project are partners, received a $20,000 NEA grant.
via VCU News
Department of Craft/Material Studies Chair Sonya Clark is one of six to be awarded honorary degrees from Amherst College during its 194th Commencement ceremony on May 24, 2015. Other recipients include Eric Carle, Jim Ansara, Alice Rivlin, Pardis Sabeti and Paul Smith. Clark received her BA from Amherst College.
Department of Kinetic Imaging Professor Stephen Vitiello will receive the 2015 Distinguished Alumni award from Purchase College, SUNY at an upcoming commencement ceremony. Vitiello received a BA in Literature as a member of the Purchase College class of 1986. During his senior year, Vitiello interned in a video program at MOMA where he realized his interests in literature, film and music could converge in video art. From there, his work has been internationally recognized and has been featured at the Whitney Museum, MASS MoCA, the High Line and the Sydney Biennial.