Terra Foundation Announces 2019 Academic Award, Fellowship Recipients

Terra Foundation Announces 2019 Academic Award, Fellowship Recipients

The Terra Foundation for American Art in Chicago has announced the recipients of its 2019 international academic awards and fellowships.

Academic awards and fellowships awarded by the foundation include research travel grants for U.S.-based and international scholars, visiting professorships and postdoctoral teaching and research programs, immersion semesters, and publication grants. The foundation also announced the recipients of the Terra Summer Residency in Giverny, France; fellowships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Terra Foundation-Paul Mellon Centre fellowship; the Terra Foundation-affiliated fellowship in Rome; and the Terra Foundation postdoctoral research fellowship in Paris.

This year's recipients include Caroline Blinder, a reader in English and American literature at Goldsmiths, University of London who is the inaugural recipient of a visiting professorship in Japan, where she will teach the history of American art  before 1980 at Doshisha University and Kobe University; Valeria Espitia, a PhD candidate in art history at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México who will conduct research at Yale University on American writer and art critic Selden Rodman and his role in the 1940s Haitian Renaissance; Byron Peters of the California College of the Arts, a mixed media artist who will be a Terra Summer Residency fellow; and Amy Tobin of the University of Cambridge and Kettle's Yard Art Gallery, who was awarded a research travel grant to the United States to study kinship and rivalry in the art-making of the women's liberation movement.

"The advanced study of American art at such important institutions as Doshisha and Kobe Universities in Japan provides a platform for ongoing exploration at the highest level," said Terra Foundation executive vice president Amy Zinck. "These fellowships extend the networks for scholarship and education around American art in countries from the U.K. to Argentina and provide new and exciting avenues for engagement." 

For a complete list of 2019 fellows, see the Terra Foundation website.