In its ninety-first competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 173 Fellowships (including two joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of over 3,100 applicants. View the list of the 2015 Fellows in the United States and Canada View the list of 2015 Fellows by field in the United States and Canada Follow this link to view the Press Release View the announcement of the 2015 Guggenheim Fellows in…
American painter Marc Trujillo, Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, 2008, depicts in his paintings places that are omnipresent in American urban and suburban landscapes such as gas stations, shopping malls, big chain stores, and restaurants. Claire Philips interviewed Marc Trujillo for Artsper's weekly “I Love LA saga.”
Jered Sprecher: The Hollow That Echoes, a solo exhibition of large and intimate scale paintings, will be on view at Gallery Protocol in Gainesville, Florida, March 27 through May 29. Additionally, Jered will be giving a talk at The University of Florida on Wednesday March 23. Jered Sprecher was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts in 2009.
Don't miss Claire Porter, Guggenheim Fellow in Choreography (2013), in "Prepositions on a Piano," Sunday March 29, at Centenary Stage Company. Claire Porter, known for her smart comedic work mixing language and movement, has performed Claire Porter / PORTABLES internationally with appearances in India, Scotland, Germany, Holland, England, Latvia, and Korea. In the New York City area her work has been produced at Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace St. Mark’s Church, PS 122, Joe’s Pub, The Kitchen, The Joyce Theater, Joyce SOHO, 92nd Street Y, Town Hall, The Bottom Line, The New York Horticulture Society, Liberty Science Center, and The New Jersey…
Born in 1975 in Windsor, Canada, of Hungarian and American background, Kati Agócs, Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition, 2013, has been a full-time member of the composition faculty of the New England Conservatory in Boston since 2008. Read about Agócs project with the Boston Modern Orchestra, featured in the Boston Globe.
In 2007, Kenneth Eng was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to launch "My Life In China", a film that retraces his father's epic journey to America in search of a better life. The film will be one of ten documentary films featured at the twenty-fourth annual Florida Film Festival next month.
Once again, a few Fellows were among the winners of this year’s Jazz Awards from the Jazz Journalists Association: Roswell Rudd, Fellow 2000 – Trombonist of the Year; Jane Ira Bloom, Fellow 2007 – Soprano Saxophonist of the Year; Randy Weston, Fellow 2011 [duo with Billy Harper] – Trio or Duo of the Year. Follow the link below to the association’s listing of the prizes.
The gifted Peruvian photographer discusses her thought-provoking images, truly unique methodology, and the importance of the interplay between the photographer, photograph, and viewer in the creation of her art. Milagros, unlike a lot of photographers, you won recognition for your work at a very early age, with the Centre Nationale de la Photographie in Paris mounting your first solo show, Sous le soleil noir (Under the Black Sun), in 1993 when you were only twenty-eight. Please describe the method you used to produce those idiosyncratic images, and your purpose in creating them. When I started doing the research for Under…
For Thomas Kühne, an internationally recognized expert on the Holocaust and the Third Reich, his latest publication, Globalizing Beauty: Consumerism and Body Aesthetics in the Twentieth Century, edited with Hartmut Berghoff and supported in part by his Guggenheim Fellowship, might seem a sharp departure from his earlier studies. But as Thomas explains, there is indeed a common thread running through his work. Thomas, you were born and educated in Germany, completing your undergraduate and doctoral degrees at the University of Tübingen, and you taught at various German universities before becoming a permanent resident of the United States. Having been involved…
From polar regions to marine laboratories to fire-ravaged forests, Erika Blumenfeld travels the globe to document the connection between humans and our natural environment. Erika, you are perhaps best known for The Polar Project, which you were inspired to begin during an artist residency at the McDonald Observatory and continued with support from your Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008. Given the extreme conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic, what challenges did you face in terms of methodology and photographic equipment in producing these stunning images of a part of the planet few people have seen? My expedition to Antarctica during my…
An application consists of the completed online form, together with three supporting documents submitted in PDF format. Follow the links below to apply online.
What are Guggenheim Fellowships?
Guggenheim Fellowships are grants to selected individuals made for a minimum of six months and a maximum of twelve months.
What is the amount of a grant?
The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project
When is the deadline?
The deadline for the United States and Canada competition is September 19.