Competition: US & Canada
Ms. Collura received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1994 and her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Yale University in 1996. In addition to her Guggenheim Fellowship, she is the recipient of a 1997 Emerging Artist Award from the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and a 2010 MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and has received five research grants from Penn State University, including a 2010 Stuckeman Endowment for Design Computing. In addition, Collura was nominated as a Rolex Protégé in 2003 and her work was nominated in 2010 for a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship. Collura’s sculptures, drawings, and installations have been exhibited in major galleries and museums in the United States, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, and India and are included in several national and international collections. Ms. Collura’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art Forum, Art in America, Art News, Sculpture Magazine, BOMB magazine, Beautiful Decay, Time Out New York, Up & Coming: The Emerging Art Scene in New York, and several other print and online publications.
Currently, Ms. Collura is working on a sculptural and video installation entitled White Light with the assistance of a 2014 Penn State College of Arts and Architecture Faculty Research Grant as well as a textile and sculpture based project entitled Imperceptible Rupture. Imperceptible Rupture, assisted by a 2014 Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities Individual Faculty Grant, consists of several wearable, "fused-form" shells built for the “folded composite body.” Collura is currently an Associate Professor at Penn State, teaching in the Sculpture Department. Prior to her appointment at Penn State, she taught at Yale University, Columbia University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, University of the Arts, and Parsons The New School for Design.