MEET THE ARTISTS

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ADAM DE BOER

2017 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO INDONESIA

'Red-Crowned Amazons'
wax-resistant textile painting

Adam de Boer learned Javanese batik from master artisans in Yogyakarta during his Fulbright experience. Utilizing a vernacular craft language to depict scenes of contemporary urban life, he adapts batik to the visual lexicon of present day Los Angeles, where he resides. Generating images befitting the richness of the cultural hodge-podge of this city, his work conveys a strong connection to his own immigrant heritage.

'Red-Crowned Amazons' is an allegory to allude to the environmental damage caused by human desire to invade distant markets vis a vis lands.

ALLISON MORGAN

2019 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO ITALY

'La Seppia della Giudecca'
textile costume design

Allison Morgan's work centers around costumes and set sculptures created out of fabric and trims, and was photographed in film on the island of Giudecca in Venice, Italy during her Fulbright. This piece was created in response to the colors of the lagoon and the prevalence of fish in Venetian markets.

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ADELE ROSSETTI MOROSINI

2016 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO BRAZIL

'Art Installation Proposal for Sugar Loaf'

illustrated installation proposal

Adele Rossetti Morosini's proposal for an art installation visualizes what the bloom of the endemic and endangered Cattleya lobata orchids may look like if they were reintroduced to Rio de Janeiro's iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, part of its natural habitat.


The biodegradable pink tissue paper and flour glue markers, made by school children and installed by climbing club members, represent the flowers by their color and location, advocating for their reintroduction.

ANTON LAPOV

2020 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT

FROM UKRAINE

'Tool Study #1'

video documentation of performative demonstration of audiovisual interface

for sound-synthesis and control

Using his own voice as the main input data, Anton Lapov introduces unpredicted variables for the algorithm initially considered to maintain control and precision. Therefore, the performative test session of automatic software might be considered as a space for playful reflection on aesthetics of technological tools that embodied contradictions of politics of new media art.

A concept of the proposed system is based on the ideas of “wavetable synthesis” and “wave terrain” that harked back to early digital sound experiments in the 1980s. In this work, a specific 3D “wave surface” is formed by arbitrary recordings of incoming audio signals in real-time. Full video linked here.

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ANTHONY MARCHETTI

2016 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO HUNGARY

'Paul'
portrait photography

Anthony Marchetti's photographic project, completed during a Fulbright grant to Hungary, explored his grandmother’s World War II refugee journey from Hungary to America.


In 1945, his maternal grandmother fled Hungary as Russian armies advanced from the east. While in a camp for displaced-persons, she met and became engaged to a Hungarian man named Paul. When sponsorship to the U.S. opened, his pregnant grandmother left, certain her fiancé would follow. Sadly, her fiancé never made it to America, nor did they meet again.


Anthony's ‘Paul’ series was created in collaboration with 2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Akiko Neumann. It visually reconstructs this past by animating Paul, the missing person in his family’s history.

ANYA FARION

1988 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO ITALY

'Small Pink Torso'
sculpture; pink Portuguese marble

Anya Farion is a sculptor who lives and works in New York City. She works primarily in marble and alabaster, using direct carving techniques with hammers and chisels. Anya was introduced to stone carving while attending a summer course in marble carving at the Istituto Statale dell’Arte in Massa, Italy during her junior year of art school. A 1988 Fulbright experience allowed her to continue this practice in Pietrasanta, a town known as a center for artists due to the beauty of its local stone and skilled artisans.

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BEILI LIU

2021 FULBRIGHT U.S.

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR

ARCTIC CHAIR TO NORWAY

'Recall/Norway'
site-responsive installation in Norway; 
paraffin wax, thread, hardware

Beili Liu creates sculptural environments that resonate with the experience of migration and cultural memory. Her site-responsive installations and performances are rooted in the essence and history of a place, and negotiate personal, cultural, and environmental concerns.

Born in a rural village in northeast China, Beili immigrated to the United States to pursue her education when she was 21 years old. Her personal journey from the East to the West has shaped her work, and fueled her ongoing desire to explore the lived experiences of those who navigate on the margin.

BEN OROZCO

2020 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO SWEDEN

'BLÄNDA'
sculpture; glass, graphic design

As a graphic designer working in sculpture and glass, Ben Orozco is fascinated by optical patterns that challenge how space is defined and perceived. While researching neon and glass techniques during his Fulbright in Sweden, his love of pattern was rekindled by the tradition of "graal", engraving illustrations onto glass that is then reheated and shaped into a final form. Inspired by the techniques of Swedish glass pioneers, the glass and neon installations Ben creates engage the viewer’s eye through a variety of techniques: thick lenses of glass, large swaths of patterns, and illustrations that playfully reference the object’s surface, tricking the eye.

Ben worked with his host institution, The Glass Factory Museum, to create an open-access neon facility. He ended his time in Sweden with a neon workshop for staff and local artists. 

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BRAD GUARINO

2006 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO BULGARIA

'Living the Legends'
painting; acrylic on canvas

The series of paintings produced during Brad Guarino's Fulbright in Bulgaria explores the cultural construction of maleness, how men relate to one another, and how they cope with societal change. The figures in his compositions are painted from photo-based collages. Brad created the collages by recombining parts of various images of men taken from both the Bulgarian mass media and his own photographs taken in the country.

BRENT COLE

2019 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO POLAND

'The Infinite Possibilities of a Finite Universe'
sculpture; fused glass and found desk

Brent Cole uses a variety of materials and perceptual perspectives to get at an idea from several vantage points. He is interested in the intersection of our own personal histories and how their recalling changes over time, often becoming part of the larger culture.

During his Fulbright, Brent was influenced by the disconnect between his cultural interactions in Poland and the daily experiences of his family back in the United States. This concept was developed in Poland and completed within months of his return.

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CHAWKY FRENN

2017 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO INDIA

'The Least of These'
painting; oil on canvas

In addition to Chawky Frenn's painting and drawing, photography was a very important component of his creative Fulbright research. Documenting people, everyday life, street scenes, events, and both natural and historical places, his photography provided the materials needed for future paintings.


Chawky's work continues to draw from his Fulbright experience, as he aims to ensure that "art is not only a witness to history, but also a catalyst for change".

CHRISTINA LORENA WEISNER

2013 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO GERMANY

'Shock Metamorphism: Proof that a Meteorite Impact Formed the Ries Crater'
sculpture; magnified images of rock and mineral microstructures, Ikea frame

Christina Weisner's piece contains 24 key images of rocks (or mineral microstructures) that can only be formed through the immense shock pressures of a meteorite impact. The images are presented in circular form with an empty peripheral space to denote that microscopes were required to view the rock samples at this level of magnification. Through that vantage point, image and non-image exist simultaneously.


Additionally, the display represents an immense contrast in time: pictured are physical manifestations of an event that happened over 14 million years ago, framed in a symbol of mass-produced contemporaneity, the IKEA frame.

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CLAUDIO CAMBON

2011 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO BANGLADESH

'Charak Puja'
photography

Claudio Cambon spent his Fulbright at the Asian University for Women in Chattagram where he conducted a project on religious festivals throughout the country. The celebrations he documented spanned across all ethnic, religious, and linguistic lines. He also taught photography to students at the university.

CRAIG QUINTERO

2015 FULBRIGHT U.S SCHOLAR 

TO TAIWAN

'Old Times // Better Days'
sculpture; clay, felt, water, wood

During his time in Taiwan, Craig Quintero was the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at the Taiwan National Theatre. These sculptures were a part of his exhibition during his stay. Craig is now a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Grinnell College.

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CHRISTIANA ROSE CARO

2011 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC

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photography

When Christiana Rose Caro arrived in Slovakia, she was fascinated by the political reorganization of Central European land under Communist rule. On the island — this place between the steadiness of the Danube River and the renegotiated legacy of Slovakian soil — laid an intersection of permanence and fluctuation. The effect of these shifting lines and how Slovaks understand and photographically represent their land became the basis of her work.

Christina was coincidentally given a book, published in 1989, that contained island views made by local photographers. Its images mirrored her explorations, creating unintentional twin images occurring across decades. With this important moment, Christiana was connected with others from this place. Though much about their experiences differed, something remained: an experiential movement through this land, one that echoed.

CHRISTINE GARVEY

2015 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO ITALY

'Mass'
mixed media on paper

Christine Garvey is an artist and coach based in Austin, Texas. She writes and speaks about ideas that impact contemporary artists, including scarcity, endurance, and financial stability. As an artist, Christine is interested in ruin; her work is influenced by classical Italian depictions of the grotesque, and also by the natural world.

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CYNTHIA SIEGEL

2014 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO INDIA

'The Last Word'
sculpture; ceramics

Much of Cynthia Siegel's figurative ceramic sculpture considers the narrative potential of how the physical body might wear its emotional experiences. She reveres the beauty that comes from the passage of time, and the struggle to survive and adapt. Carving deeply into the clay, Cynthia develops a textured skin of imagery, fueled by a love of storytelling, anthropology and natural history.


'The Last Word' explores Cynthia's experience living in the delightfully cacophonous city of Kolkata, West Bengal during her Fulbright-Nehru grant in India. Throughout the city, banyan trees known as "peepil" grow on top of, around, and even through many architectural structures.   She was inspired by the peepils' seeming ability to have the last word, prevailing over all that lies in their path.

DREW IPPOLITI

2018 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO SOUTH KOREA

'The Job of Making Others Use Their Imaginations'
sculpture; ceramics with slips, glazes, oxides and wax

During his Fulbright in South Korea, Drew Ippoliti served as a Visiting Professor of Design at Kookmin University’s College of Design. While in the country, his research focused on discussing economic growth and slumps as well as the influences of these market forces on the reception of fine art.

Drew currently serves as Assistant Professor of Instruction, and Ceramics Department Coordinator at the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron in Ohio and acts as a 2021 Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador.

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DAWN HUNTER

2017 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO SPAIN

'Cajal Sketchbook'
illustration; ink, markers, and pen

Dawn Hunter created a series of drawings during her Fulbright, using Santiago Ramón y Cajal's original neuroscience sketchbook as a primary source reference.  Ramón y Cajal was a Spanish scientist and is considered by many to be the father of modern neuroscience. 
This illustration is based off of the back cover of his sketchbook; it includes a mini self-portrait of Cajal and an essential reading list of critical scientific readings.

DEEPAK SHIMKHADA

1972 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN SCHOLAR

FROM NEPAL

'Rajaswala'
painting; acrylic on canvas

Deepak Shimkhada is a Nepalese-American educator, artist, art historian, author and community leader. Inspired by the birthing process, this painting depicts the divinely ordained powers bestowed on women. Deepak's work illustrates how the birthing and healing power reflects the way divinity relates to our human world and how women should be viewed and honored for what they are capable of.

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ELAINE NG

2018 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO TAIWAN

'The Map is Not the Territory'
site specific installation; unfired clay, chalk, cast concrete, found brick and construction remnants

Sitting somewhere between interior design and urban ruin, Elaine Ng's raw clay installation draws from elements and patterns found around a cement-walled gallery in Taiwan. The unfired clay stencils play off of the historic window grills from Japanese-era Taiwan, while the brick, concrete, and tile reference the unique material language of Taiwan.


Elaine's Fulbright research focused on cultural cartography, in particular the stories and histories found in materials and patterns that help us to understand place. 

FRANCOIS DESCHAMPS

2018 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO CZECH REPUBLIC

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portrait photography

For his Fulbright project, Francois Deschamps created collaborative portraits of the young and old to explore intergenerational relationships and tensions resulting from the post-communist era in the Czech Republic. He utilized a battery operated printer to make and give his subjects prints on the spot.

Francois works to address relationships among cultures. In a dance between concept and form, his work seeks to unravel the mysteries of a multicultural world of colliding realities.

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GUENET ABRAHAM

2017 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO ETHIOPIA

NALA Project

To create this mural, Guenet Abraham invited students from her host institutions to revitalize the entryways of one of Addis Ababa’s most high-traffic public institutions, The National Archives and Library Association.


Their concept drew on the written languages of Ethiopia to celebrate the country’s diverse and evolving history. Incorporated in the design are forms that represent the traditional alphabets used in Ethiopia: Sabean and Ge-ez. These utilitarian forms were redesigned, creating new visually dynamic images while maintaining their original form letters. It was important to us that there were no words or messages within the design, stripping the letters down to their form.

ENDI POSKOVIC

2015 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO POLAND


'Gruda (clod): The Listener'

color woodcut print; printed from 15 plates in 11 colors on Haini kozowashi paper

Created during his Fulbright in Poland, this piece is from Endi Poskovic's series, Dream. Created as an allegorical tale about displacement and his faith in the orthodoxy of visual image, this work constitutes a poetic language of mystery, affording the thematic iconography to maintain its presence in the apparent opposition between reality and illusion.

In Endi's ongoing traversal between analog and digital realms, Dream is a body of work seeking to stretch the boundaries of print media via translation, multiplicity, and seriality. This expanded process of visualization is where the new context emerges.

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GABRIELLE VITOLLO

2018 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO GERMANY

'Bergen'
painting; oil on canvas

Gabrielle Vitollo utilized her Fulbright experience to research the historical Apocalypse woodcuts (1511) from Albrecht Dürer (b. 1471), consequently creating a series of technofuturist themed paintings. Initially attracted to Dürer’s interest in utilizing technology to depict the Zeitgeist of his time,

Gabrielle uses oil paint for an image-based approach to depict glacier satellite photographs, tectonic maps, and digital gaps of landscapes in a state of transformation brought on by man-made climate change.


These locations include Antarctica, the Bavarian Alpine Glaciers in Germany, and Greenland. Painted directly from her laptop screen while traversing 3D satellite image composites, she reintroduces the digital sources as painted objects within a human context.

ICÍA VÁZQUEZ RODRÍGUEZ

2020 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT

FROM SPAIN

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portrait photography

Being queer is still criminalized in 69 countries around the world. When Icía Vázquez Rodríguez looks at her community, she sees strong, brave individuals; people who have had to face violence, even before realizing who they were. People who have been forced to hide themselves in order to survive.


With their help, Icía re-contextualizes historical, traditional costumes, re-appropriating culture and translating it for the modern world.
This is her love letter to everyone who doesn’t follow the cis-heteronormativity that society imposes since birth.

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JENNIFER HALVORSON

2007 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO DENMARK

'Perseverance'
sculpture; glass

Having been inspired by factory glass processes and machinery while studying in Denmark, Jennifer Halvorson slowly acquired her own equipment and gained the skills to use it to evolve her sculptural practice.  The sculpture seen here is one of a group of 6 pressed glass leaves made with a 100 year old hand-press machine; each with fused, individually cast strawberries.

J. AMBER KAO

2013 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO TAIWAN

'Mirrors of Time'

dance and choreography; in collaboration with pianist and composer, Ming-Hsiu Yen

In this piece, J. Amber Kao references the reflective process that occurs when one travels and lives abroad. As a choreographer in a new country, this work stands to flag the beginning of uncharted territory within her artistic growth: a new chapter, new lessons, and new experiences and questions to challenge what she once knew.


The choreographic process of this work entails the regeneration of known material into new, which reflects the reconstructive nature of defining her artistic identity. Full length video linked here.

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JOSEPH SCHEER

2010 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO MEXICO

'Citheronia Splendensprint'
digital archival print on watercolor paper

Distinguished Professor of Print Media, School of Art and Design, Joseph Scheer, celebrates the beauty and diversity of the moths of Sonora, Mexico using high - resolution imaging processes of scanning and digital imaging.

JOSEPH SYWENKYJ

2014 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO UKRAINE

photography

Joseph Sywenkyj is a Ukranian-American photojournalist who documented severely wounded Ukrainian soldiers and activists.


“If I was not a patriot, I would not have joined the army.” Taras Moklyak, 23, a grenade launcher operator from Ivano-Frankivsk, is comforted by Natalia, a close friend, at the Kyiv Military Hospital shortly before traveling to Germany for further medical treatment. Taras was mobilized in May 2014, and was wounded in the village of Starodubne.

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KATE COPELAND

2013 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO INDIA

'Site Plan for a Missing Language.'
printmaking; drum leaf binding with cyanotype, linoleum block printing, and inkjet printing

Cyanotype photograms are from pages of the Gujarat Samachar newspaper, with imagery developed during Kate Copeland's Fulbright to India. The architecture of language learned and lost / geography / typography / blueprints.

KATHRYN HAGY

2010 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO NEPAL

'Suminagashi Mandala'
Suminagashi marbling; sumi ink on paper

Kathryn Hagy’s work encompasses natural phenomena while investigating the concepts of place, ritual, and impermanence.

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KELLEY O'BRIEN

2014 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO PHILIPPINES

'The Myth of the Mountain'

trailer; documentary film

As the population of the Manila rapidly grows, so does the mountainous landfill of its refuse. This shift creates marginalized populations who survive on scavenging recyclables from the garbage, subsequently assisting the landfill’s continuous growth and maintenance. Kelley O'Brien shares this myth, one that tells of the landfill’s creation, growth and current existence as a force of capitalism whose power is stronger than those who depend on it. Filmed on location at the Payatas Landfill in Quezon City.

Full video linked here.

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KATHY BRUCE

2011 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO PERU

'La Sirena, Lake Titicaca'
sculptural installation; totora reeds, bamboo, wire

During her Fulbright, Kathy Bruce researched and fabricated a totora reed fishing boat, a sustainable building method has not been used in the Altiplano region of Peru  for over twenty years. To do this, she worked with a local Aymara artisan, Juan Cuno and his 92 year-old father in the small village of Chimu.


This two-tailed mermaid installation, made using sustainable local materials of bamboo and totora reeds, was inspired by the stone carvings of two mermaids on the façade of the 17th century cathedral in Puno, Peru and based upon the mythology Aymara mermaids in Lake Titicaca.

KRISTIN CAPP
2010 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR
TO NAMIBIA

'Namibian Orb Spider Silk & Grasshopper'
(n)anthotype; plant-based, hand-dyed paper

From Kristin Capp's "Desert Octopus" series, this Sustainable Nanthotype Project was made from plant-based, hand-dyed paper in Namibia. An anthotype is an image created using photosensitive material from plants.

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LARISSA MELLOR

2010 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO GERMANY

'From Plauen'
drawing; watercolor and graphite on paper

During her Fulbright, Larissa Mellor was inspired to paint this series after looking through lace archives in Plauen, Germany, a city with a rich lacemaking tradition.

LOGAN WERLINGER
2018 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT
TO CZECH REPUBLIC

'Masopust festival in Roztoky, CZ'
photography

Logan Werlinger's photos are from his exploration of culture and tradition along the Labe River in my host country, Czech Republic.

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LOMAX BOYD

2015 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO CANADA

'Tony Caribou'
photography

Lomax Boyd utilized his Fulbright to document the contributions of the Placer gold mining community, descendants of the original Yukon Gold Rush, to ice age paleontology in the Canadian north. Here, a miner oversees the excavation of an ice age caribou on this claim in the Yukon. This caribou was later found to be one of the oldest mummified specimens ever discovered (>90,000 years olds).

LYNN SILVERMAN

2010 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO CZECH REPUBLIC

photography; medium format, archival pigment ink

Lynn Silverman's interest in Czech history encompasses the ubiquitous presence of Jewish cemeteries found across the Republic. The Czech Republic is one of the richest countries in Europe with regard to Jewish sites and artifacts.


Spared from being bombed in WWII, Prague and the surrounding countryside contain over three hundred Jewish burial grounds. Throughout the series, these walls course through the landscape and towns disrupting the space. In their ubiquity, they are reminders of a not-so-distant past.

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LEAH BEEFERMAN

2016 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR 

TO FINLAND

clip from 'The Elements'

digital video collage with sound

What began as a Fulbright project, continued on for years as Leah Beeferman shot 'The Elements' during her third visit to Kilpisjärvi, northern Finland. The video, with voiceover text written and recorded by Leah, explores what it means to observe and measure a landscape. 'The Elements' builds an experience of Kilpisjärvi from several juxtapositions: layered images, offering multiple views of the landscape at once; contrasting poetic language with numerical/scientific description; and considering Kilpisjärvi's wind and weather alongside data about wind and weather in outer space. How do we express what we measure, in images or in words? What is an image, when all experiences – regardless of their source – end up as pictures in our minds? Full video linked here.

LUCAS MILLARD

2014 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO NEPAL

trailer for 'Baato'

documentary film

Lucas Millard's feature documentary film 'Baato' was filmed in Nepal as the main component of his Fulbright project.  'Baato' premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2020 and is currently playing festivals and participating community and educational screenings around the world. More information can be found here.

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LINDA ADELE GOODINE

2017 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO INDIA

'The Oyster Shuckers'
photography

During her Fulbright, Linda Adele Goodine worked on location in and around the confluences of India’s Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers (both tributaries of the Ganges). The transition serves as not only a timely record of place, but as a vehicle for the exploration of rich conceptual themes connected to India’s diverse peoples and ancient traditions in relation to the land, the water, and the body.

LIZ LESSNER

2018 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO BRAZIL

'Beijos de Borboleta'
sculpture

 Liz Lessner's first sculpture in her Relational Objects Project series, 'Beijos de Borboleta' is a machine that can kiss. Reimaging the intimacy of the butterfly kiss as a technological encounter, it amplifies and intensifies the intimate gesture of brushing one’s eyelashes against anther’s skin. Its scale references table top vanity mirrors and its wooden platform references the shape of eyelash curler handles. The viewer is invited to put their face up to the flitting eyelashes to receive the sensation of several butterfly kisses at once.

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MARKETA GEBRIAN

2020 FULBRIGHT VISITING SCHOLAR

FROM CZECH REPUBLIC

VR Classroom'
digital render of 3D model

Marketa Gebrian created this image of a 3D virtual environment, or VR architecture for meetings of avatars online in a social VR platform. This 3D model is inspired by the futuristic robotic library, the Hunt Library in Raleigh, North Carolina.

MARTHA CLIPPINGER

2014 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT TO MEXICO

'Cuadro'
hand dyed wool tepete textile; woven by collaborator Licha González Ruiz

During Martha Clippinger’s Fulbright in Oaxaca, Mexico, she learned about natural dyes and studied the Indigenous textile traditions of the region. In practicing the Zapotec language at the Sunday market, she met Licha González Ruiz and her family who were selling their tapetes and other goods.

Martha had been painting as a way to process her daily experiences of the intense light and color of the Oaxacan environment. When she asked Licha if she would be open to translating one of the designs into wool, she agreed, igniting a collaboration and friendship that continues to this day.

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MATTHEW MOSHER

2018 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO AUSTRIA

'Silver Hands'
interactive sculpture installation; wire mesh textile interface with interactive sound installation

Led by Matthew Mosher, and his colleagues Marius Schebella, and Gertrud Fischbacher, this artwork formed from a collaboration between students in the Fachhochschule Salzburg Audio program and the Uni Motzarteum Textiles program.


The sculptures are made from conductive materials and when touched, respond with atmospheric audio tracks.

Video available here.

MICHAEL RICHARDSON
2018 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR
TO INDIA

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textile printing; kalamkari fabric drawing

Michael Richardson’s diverse career as a professional artist in the United States shows a consistent pattern of celebrating traditional art mediums such as intaglio printmaking , shadow puppetry, and most recently kalamkari design, even as his works communicate contemporary themes. Kalamkari is a traditional type of Indian hand printed or hand block printed cotton textile.

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MIHAIL TYUTYUNIK

2018 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO UKRAINE

'250th Anniversary Celebration for the city of Zaporizhia, Ukraine'
mural

Mihail Tyutyunik created this mural through a partnership with CultProjector, local historians and the Zaporizhia Department of Cultural Affairs in the city of Zaporizhia, Ukraine. The project was made possible with connections made during Mihail's Fulbright grant.

MARIA LINO

2011 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO PERU

'Drawn Stitches: A Collaborative Textile // (Puntadas Dibujadas: Téxtil en Colaboración)'

video portrait

Maria Lino’s multi-channel video installation documented her collaboration with Olga Mori, a Shipibo artist and healer from the Amazonian region of Peru. Their co-creation of a painting/embroidery based on one of Maria's drawings shows that all life emerges from water. Olga drew and embroidered her own imagery while talking about her own life.

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MIRI KIM
2016 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT
TO SOUTH KOREA

'Flower'
painting; ink, mineral pigments, and gouache on traditional mulberry paper

During her Fulbright, Miri Kim aimed to become conversant in 18th-century Korean genre painting and attentively document South Korea’s present-day activities. In an endeavor to capture the spirit of contemporary South Korean life, her artworks recorded the community’s art, traditions, and culture. She attempted to express her appreciation for the strong relationship between painting, cultural identity, and mutual understanding by connecting Western and traditional East Asian painting aesthetics and methods.

NADINE ZANOW

1996 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO BULGARIA

'The Point Of Return'
painting; oil on canvas

Nadine Zanow's Fulbright work focused on Bulgarian folklore, customs, and crafts such as embroideries, ceramics and Bulgarian churches and monasteries. She collected stories and visual imagery for her art work, drew and painted extensively. Born and raised in the US by a Bulgarian father and Austrian mother, Nadine's Fulbright gave her the time and resources to develop a deeper connection to her heritage in her art.

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NILIMA ABRAMS

2012 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO INDIA

trailer for 'Tent Village'

collaborative documentary film

Nilima Abram's Fulbright project included filming a feature length documentary and teaching the filmmaking process to four students. The young women in this trailer shot most of the footage on their own volition before Nilima came to India; they then worked together to finish 'The Tent Village', which has aired nationally on PBS and played at festivals around the world. The completed project can be found here.

OMAR COSTA HAMIDO

2017 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT

FROM PORTUGAL

trailer for 'The Gedanken Room'

performance; film-recital

Welcome to "The Gedanken Room," a place to carry thought experiments. In this film-recital, composer-director Omar Costa Hamido explores the implications of Quantum Computing for music composition and improvisation.


Presenting a concert of original compositions created for a line up of performer-improvisers in Jazz, Contemporary, and Electronic Music, performances emerge in the middle of the void as a series of experiments.

The full recital can be seen here.

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OLIVIA VALENTINE

2012 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO TURKEY

'Valentine-Yürüyüş Oyası (Pembe Kenar-Pink Edge)'
photography

Olivia Valentine's series of photos documents her walks in the valleys surrounding the village of İbrahimpaşa in the Cappadocia region of Turkey during her Fulbright. While studying the needlelace technique of iğne oyası (needle oya), these walks attempted to make relationships between this traditional headscarf edge and the edges of the table mountains, using her own body to trace the outlines of the landscape.

PAULINA JIM JOO

2016 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT

FROM CHILE

'The Traveller'
photography; self-portrait

Paulina Jim Joo is an artist exploring her cultural heritage as a 1st generation from a South Korean immigrant family. She uses self-portraits as a way of creating both historical and personal investigations of Korean culture, pop and digital media, and various forms of narration traditional and current.


'The Traveller' corresponds to the creation of characters to hold functions and nostalgia for foreigners and diasporic individuals, carrying a past time that can no longer be visited again.

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PETER CHRISTENSON

2014 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO UK

'Dundonian Diary: A Collection of Cultural Capital'
printmaking; serigraph, digital archival prints, journal entries

Peter Christenson's book of serigraph + digital archival prints and journal entries explores the cultural capital of Dundee, Scotland. Created during his Fulbright in Art & Design at the University of Dundee's Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

PETER GLENDINNING

2019 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO SOUTH AFRICA

'Meshack Mphahlele'
portrait photography

“No how matter how fertile the soil, no good can come from the land if thorn bushes are allowed to infest it and their growth is not arrested.” This work is one of 50 in Petter Glendinning's series, ATTACHED TO THE SOIL.  The works each stemmed from Peter Glendinning’s collaborations with young women and men who are part of South Africa’s “Born Free” generation, who proposed individual metaphors for some aspect of the South Africa they have inherited.  The third collaborator for each work was the portrait subjects, each of whom shared an oral history story related to the metaphor of the youth, and helped create the tableau portraits central to each project.

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PUSHPAKANTHAN PAKKIYARAJAH 
2020 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT
FROM SRI LANKA

The Black Kolam
installation; mixed media

In 2014, Pushpakanthan Pakkiyarajah forced himself to walk across the sands of Mulliwaikkal beach, over the graves of those taken in the final phase of Sri Lanka's civil war. It was an important moment in his artistic practice, shifting focus from the tragic events of his childhood to something shared within his community.


His work strives to be a violent disruption of the normalization of life in the wake of trauma. He foregrounds histories of violence to remember the past and engage the present in healing processes—in Sri Lanka and across national borders.

PIERO PASSACANTANDO

2009 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO NEPAL

'Dual Infinity Wave'

painting; acrylic on muslin cotton

These works are the outcome of Pieroo Passacantando's learning experience with the methodologies and meanings of Thangka painting in Kathmandu, Nepal. To produce them he collaborated with professional Thangka painters, Sherab Tamang, and Dawa Tamang of Dharmadhatu Foundation. These works are not a direct translation of Thangka, but rather Piero's reinterpretation of some elements, particularly geometry and color.

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RACHELLE BEAUDOIN

2013 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO AUSTRIA

'MuseumsGIFs'

animation; GIF animation

Living in the Museums Quartier of Vienna, Rachelle Beaudoin was given a pass that allowed her to visit the Leopold Museum and the museum of modern art on a daily basis. She made these visits part of her practice by documenting work that caught her eye and then quickly animating it in her studio. Each animation acts like an individual sketch; together, they form a cohesive collection of quirky images, filled with glitchy movements and strange scenes.


MuseumsGIFs re-envisions found paintings varying from curious oddities to well-known master works. Using unexpected movements, the resulting collection is humorous, silly and sometimes strange. 

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RACHEL STEVENS

2018 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO UKRAINE

'Keys to the City'
sculpture; glass

Rachel Stevens’ Fulbright coincided with the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Janowska labor and death camp, located in the outskirts of Lviv. ‘Keys to the City’ was conceived as a memorial to the Jews who were murdered there, including many of my relatives. In this piece, 75 illuminated glass synagogue keys rest on a black table in a dark room.  The slender glass keys evoke the luminous and fragile nature of life.

But glass has a deeper connection to the crimes that took place at the Janowska camp. The majority of Jews murdered at Janowska were taken to sand dunes located at the edge of the camp. Sand is a primary material used in the creation of glass. By transforming sand into glass keys, the bodies of the deceased are symbolically brought to light. In September of 2017, each of the 75 glass keys were gifted to organizations and individuals who are dedicated to the renewal of Jewish culture in Western Ukraine. 

ROOPALI KAMBO

2018 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO INDIA

'Times Past and Present'
painting; acrylic on canvas

Roopali Kambo's Fulbright grant was based on the study of the type and culture of Devanagari script, and creative explorations of the script as an art form.

Believing that typography isn’t just for content, she engages in the complexities of painting as a medium and examines type as an art form in of itself.

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RYAN M. SHROEDER

2017 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO GERMANY

'Blindspots'
painting; oil on linen

Ryan M. Shroeder's work is about engaging reality, including its abject elements. Responding to the impressions made during his encounters with a place, he seeks to engage and examine not only its physical characteristics, but his subjective response to witnessing them. During his time in Germany, Ryan created work with revolving around themes of cultural erasure and abandonment.

SALVADOR ANDRADE ARÉVALO

2017 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO MEXICO

'Cumpliendo Anos'
painting; oil on masonite

Salvador Andrade Arévalo’s current practice is informed by his upbringing as a Mexican immigrant in Chicago, and by the untold histories of his migrant family. His Mexican-American heritage traces through four generations of migration that began with his great-grandfather. His work centers on the materiality of migrant labor and on the power structures that facilitate the perpetual liminality of disenfranchised and marginalized communities.

As a trained printmaker, he relies on a mixed media format that explores materials used by laborers. In this way, he communes with his family’s migrant legacy, and he celebrates the history of a family that was never formally educated.

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SARAH K. WILLIAMS

2016 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO GERMANY

'Dependable Shapes'

sculptural performance; performed by Gabrielle Revlock and Dave Ratzlow

Sarah K. William's work, 'Dependable Shapes', explores imbalances between obligation, productivity, and human connection. Through a progression of mundane gestures, a pair of dedicated workers depend on each other for basic needs in order to complete the task at hand. As roles shift between the supporter and the supported, communication breaks down and focus dissolves. What does it mean to be truly self-sufficient? How can communication effectively adapt to evolving relationships and conditions?

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SARAH HAVILAND

2018 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO TAIWAN

'Jingwei-Bird Tries to Fill the Sea'
sculpture; steel wire, mesh, stones

As a Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan, Sarah Haviland researched ancient and contemporary human-bird iconography in Taiwanese and Chinese culture. This piece is one in a series of new wire sculptures based on the stories and myths from Taiwan and other world cultures. This work is currently on view at the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem, New York.

SOFIKA ZIELYK

2014 FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR

TO UKRAINE

'Egg art in the style of Kazimir Malevich'
pysanka batik; chicken eggs dyed based on artwork by Ukranian artist Kazimir Malevich

Sofika Zielyk's pysanka, or Ukrainian Easter eggs, calls upon a tradition that dates back to pagan times in Ukraine. Symbolic designs created using the batik technique payed tribute to the sun god after a long winter. With the acceptance of Christianity, this art form was incorporated into the country's religion.

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SOPHIE BARBASCH

2015 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO BRAZIL

'Obras'
photography

Sophie Barbasch's work from her Fulbright in Brazil explores the metaphor of a destination and how images can point to a coherent reality while also suggesting life’s fragile, confounding flux. Her images don’t convey a conclusive narrative; rather they convey being in the thick of a landscape and trying to make meaning. In this way, she acknowledges that she is but one of many narrators, or lookers.

TANYA LONG

2017 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO HUNGARY

'Façade'
sculpture; ceramic and fabric

'Façade' was created during Tanya Long’s Fulbright experience. Tanya was based in Pécs, Hungary, where she worked in a studio adjacent to the historic Zsolnay ceramics factory. Zsolnay is known around the world for both their delicate porcelain wares and their iconic architectural ceramic works that adorn the roofs and exteriors of buildings across central Europe. The large, bold and colorful designs of the Zsolnay architectural details from the Art Deco period were the main source of inspiration for the body of work created during her Fulbright.

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VLAD CONSTANTIN BASARAB

2013 FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT

TO ROMANIA

'The Library'
sculpture; red earthenware, 960 C

Vlad Constantin Basarab’s Fulbright research led his work into a new phase. Conceiving these installations in the form of archaeological sites, ancient libraries, and memorials, Vlad aimed to give his  audience a place to reflect upon their own personal past. At the same time, these 'archaeological sites' were meant to induce a historic dimension. The installations refer to culture being the foundation of civilization, symbolized by the use of ceramic books in the construction of an archaeological site in the likeness of an archetypal library. The title, ‘Books of Fire’ references book burning and the loss of knowledge that occurred throughout history when entire libraries were burned to ashes in times of war. The notion of historic time and permanence, present in the fired ceramic books, appears in contrast with the fragility of culture and knowledge.

VIKTOR HUBNER

2017 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT

FROM GERMANY

'Ester & Samuel in Fiedler, PA'
documentary photography

Intrigued and motivated by his own desire to gain perspective on the lived experiences of Americans, Viktor Hubner began a two-year photojournalistic study from as part of his Fulbright experience.

Viktor spent six months hitchhiking three different routes across 41 states, focusing on rural America, towns and cities, interstates and backroads. His photographs are an exploration of what it means to be American, and of the issues that impact Americans, both personally and politically. In total, Viktor covered more than 16,000 miles.

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WENDY WEISS

2014 U.S. FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

TO INDIA

'Litzmannstadt Getto, 1940-1944'

textile; naturally dyed weaving

This naturally dyed weaving is inspired by a granite inscription marking the location of Litzmannstadt Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland. During Wendy Weiss’s Fulbright grant, she learned from natural dye experts in Gujarat, India and created this weaving using ikat technique. Alongside her teachers, Wendy developed new ways to create repeating patterns in the warp threads, while reserving the sections to be read as text. This piece was dyed in India and woven upon her return to Lincoln, Nebraska in the U.S.

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WILLIAM LANGFORD

2013 FULBRIGHT ETA

TO KENYA

'Dig'

poetry and performance

This is poem was inspired by Willaim Langford's Fulbright experience in Kenya. For William, "Finding my roots" means looking forward, and back, while also being present.

YOUSSEF HERSHAM

2018 FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT

FROM EGYPT

trailer for 'The New Tenant'

filmmaking

Youssef Hesham’s short film, ‘The New Tenant’, was his thesis project during his Fulbright experience at Emerson College. Winner of The President's Award, this psychological thriller tells the story of a young Egyptian man in the U.S. who must fight his own demons while trying to escape his dark past.

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ZUZANA TONCIKOVA

2015 FULBRIGHT VISITING SCHOLAR

FROM SLOVAK REPUBLIC

furniture design; wood (ash), recycled aluminum, silicon rubber, and textile

Chairs COMBO were designed and manufactured as part of Zuzana Toncikova's Fulbright design project: “Integration of eco-design rules into the educational process of designers”. Zuzana's work aims to help students and designers integrate eco-design procedures into the process of their creation as well as calculate the environmental impact of basic materials used in the furniture industry in different environmental categories.