Department of Art Alumna
Award the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Creative Arts
University at Albany, Department of Art Alumna, Dawn Clements, has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship. Ms. Clements received her MFA from the University in 1989. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Fellowships to a diverse group of 181 scholars, artists, and scientists in its eighty-eighth annual competition for the United States and Canada. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants. Ms. Clements’ award was in the category of Creative Arts – Fine Arts.
Working primarily on paper, Ms. Clements draws from the spaces of her immediate environment and the visual spaces of cinema. Her works range from room-sized panoramas (i.e., 10 x 45 feet) to small framed works. Most recently, Ms. Clements’ work has been included in Making Room (MassMoCA, North Adams, MA), Arkansas Arts Center (Little Rock, AR), Paper Variables (Dieu Donne Papermill, NYC, 2011), Susan Rethorst: RETRO-(intro)SPECTIVE (Danspace, NYC, 2011), Stranger Than Fiction (Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA 2010), and the 2010 Whitney Biennial (Whitney Museum of American Art, 2010.
The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to have Ms. Clements as an Alumna and extends its sincerest congratulations.