The Ellis-Beauregard Fellowship in the Visual Arts
The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation announces a $50,000.00 Fellowship awarded to a United States Artist working in the visual arts. The award is paired with a solo exhibition at The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Maine. Applications open March 1, 2023 and close May 1, 2023.
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Arnold J. Kemp
The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation is pleased to announce the $25,000 Visual Arts Fellowship awardee for 2022.This is the first year the award has become national and the first year it is accompanied by a $5000.00 shipping stipend to bring the work to a solo exhibit at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland.
Arnold J. Kemp lives and works in Chicago. Recent exhibitions of the artist’s work include FALSE HYDRAS (2021) at JOAN in Los Angeles and I COULD SURVIVE, I WOULD SURVIVE, I SHOULD SURVIVE (2021) at Manetti Shrem Art Museum at the University of California at Davis, and LESS LIKE AND OBJECT AND MORE LIKE THE WEATHER at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Research, University of Chicago. Over the past decade, Kemp received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Kemp’s works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Portland Art Museum, the Schneider Museum of Art, and the Tacoma Art Museum. Kemp received a BA/BFA degree in Studio Art and English Literature from Tufts University in 1991 and an MFA degree in 2005 from Stanford University.
Daisy Nam, Curator, Ballroom Marfa.
Kimberli Gant, is the McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art.
Aaron Levi Garvey, Janet L. Nolan Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.
Ellis-Beauregard Foundation 2021 Fellowship jurors:
Ian Alteveer is the Aaron I. Fleischman Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. His recent projects include retrospectives for Kerry James Marshall (2016), Marisa Merz (2017), David Hockney (2017–18) and Vija Celmins (2019), as well as the exhibition Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy (2018). He is currently working on The Met’s forthcoming Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room and a rehang of the Museum’s galleries for contemporary art. He serves on the boards of Anderson Ranch and Artadia and was a 2020 Fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership.
Ellen Tani is an art historian, curator, and critic based in Washington, DC who is invested in institutional change toward diversity and inclusion. Currently, she is the 2020-2022 A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. She received her PhD from Stanford University in 2015 from the Department of Art & Art History, and my research focuses on issues of race and ethnicity in modern and contemporary art, with a focus on conceptual art, black studies and feminist thought.
Danielle Jackson is a critic, researcher, and arts administrator. As the co-founder and former co-director of the Bronx Documentary Center, a photography gallery and educational space, she helped conceive, develop and implement the organization’s mission and programs. She has taught courses in photography and visual culture at the Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, Parsons, and Stanford in New York. Her writing and reporting has appeared in artnet and Artsy.
The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, Rockland Maine awarded Nancy Andrews of Mount Desert Island it’s $25,000.00 award for a Maine artist working in the visual arts.
Three jurors: Ian, Alteveer, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ellen Tani, an art historian, curator, and critic based in Washington, DC and Danielle Jackson, a critic, researcher, arts administrator and the co-founder and former co-director of the Bronx Documentary Center were unanimous in their decision. Ian Alteveer states:”It was thrilling to review the work of so many talented Maine-based artists with such expansive and diverse practices. The work of Nancy Andrews made a deep impression on the jury. Her personal yet kaleidoscopic practice, across many media, centers narratives of trauma and discovery while inventing countless new possibilities for looking at the world.” Ellen Tani adds, “Nancy’s work offers a kaleidoscopic perspective that takes us from the fantastical world of the curio shop and science fiction to the lived, corporeal experiences of medical emergency, alterity and delirium. She probes the factual and fictional boundaries of the human and the animal realms with an elevated acumen for editing and animation style.”
Ian Alteveer, Aaron I. Fleischman Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Ellen Tani, Art Historian, Curator, and Critic based in Washington, DC.
Danielle Jackson, Critic, Researcher, and Arts Administrator.
“Veronica A. Perez’s work suggests that there is no beauty without durability. Construction foam takes on the patterns of brickwork, plaited hair chokes balls of rough mortar, architectural props become ornamented shrines, plastic flowers lose their kitsch and make permanent, undying stands for themselves. Together these sculptural gestures glance at the ephemeral and decide to stick around instead, making room for a striking feminist position on presence, adornment, and Latinx experience,” reflects Kyle Dancewicz on the jury’s selection.
Jurist Alison Hearst notes, “Veronica Perez’s work really resonated for us all for its complexity and singularity. Her ambitious sculptures and installations balance interior themes with those that are universal, such as societal beauty standards. The sculptures are comprised of “kitschy” materials, like fake flowers and wigs, which are exciting to see in sculpture and give the works a strong visceral affect. What I also really like about Perez’s work is that through some of the materials a layer of humor is added, which cleverly serves as an entry point into the serious themes her work broaches. Perez is an artist I look forward to watching for years to come.” And this from juror Jennie Goldstein of the Whitney, “Perez’s merging of materials not typically experienced in close proximity–the formed concrete, two-by-four wood beams, and stacked bricks of construction sites alongside objects often associated with femme, decorative artifice such as wigs, extensions, even silk flowers–argues for a repositioning of expected associations. Her installations insist that we ask ourselves, what are the stories that might emerge from these cracks in the cement? What new worlds might be opened up, adorned, and allowed to breathe? “
Veronica is from Westbrook, Maine. Her work can be found at veronicaaperez.com.
Jennie Goldstein, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum, NYC
Alison Hearst, Assistant Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
Kyle Dancewicz, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, The Sculpture Center, NYC
Reginald Burrows Hodges
Hodges majored in theatre and film at the University of Kansas and has worked in many capacities in TV and film production. Hodges co-owned Bass Mind Recording Studio in Brooklyn and also co-founded the reggae dub band Trumystic, for which he was a songwriter and bassist. His love of teaching originates from his experience being a professional Tennis Coach on the USTA/ITF Pro Circuit.
Thomas Lax, associate curator of media and performance at the Museum of Modern Art
Laura Phipps, assistant curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Kate Kraczon, curator of the Bell Gallery at Brown University.
Erin Colleen Johnson
Artist, educator, and activist Erin Johnson is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Media with a joint appointment in the Visual Arts Department and the Digital and Computational Studies Program at Bowdoin College. In 2013, she earned an MFA in Art Practice and Certificate in New Media from U.C. Berkeley. She makes interdisciplinary, collaborative projects that blend documentary, experimental, and narrative practices to explore social, political, and geographical imaginaries.
Marshall N. Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Michelle White, Senior Curator, Menil Collection