Karl Burkheimer
Hallie Ford Fellow 2016

Karl Burkheimer (American, b. 1965), Hull, 2018, metal, wallboard,
plaster, wood, and paint, 96 x 60 x 48 in., courtesy of the artist.
Photo: Karl Burkheimer


Karl Burkheimer is a practicing artist and was a Professor and Chair of the MFA in Craft at the Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC), in Portland, Oregon. Prior to joining OCAC’s faculty he taught at the Virginia Commonwealth University's branch campus in Qatar. He has also worked with students and faculty from the University of Manitoba as a guest artist for service learning studios in Turkey and Africa. His artistic practice is founded on an interest in labor and skill, reflecting many years of personal experience building objects and environments for both artistic and utilitarian purposes. His work has been exhibited nationally, including recent exhibitions in Seattle, Washington; at the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York; the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon; the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and the Portland Art Museum in Oregon. His critical writing has been published in Ceramic Monthly, and he has received several awards of recognition as well as institutional funding, a 2012 individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission, a 2014 Opportunity Grant from The Ford Family Foundation and Oregon Arts Commission, a finalist for the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards at the Portland Art Museum, a 2013 U.S.-Japan Creative Artist Fellowship, and the OCAC Faculty Achievement award in 2014. He is sought after as a visiting artist and guest lecturer in Oregon, the United States and abroad. Karl earned an MFA from the Department of Crafts and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University.

Ben Buswell
Hallie Ford Fellow 2015

Ben Buswell (American, born 1974), All at Once, 2017, hand embellished Lambda prints,
artist frames, 76 panels, 31 x 11 in. each, courtesy of the artist and Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR. Photo: Mario Galluci

Practicing artist and Lead Faculty of the Sculpture Program at Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus (Portland, Oregon). Prior to joining PCC's faculty he served as an Instructor at Oregon State University's Jumpstart Program for 10 years, and also taught at Clark College, Mt. Hood Community College, Clackamas Community College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Buswell was born in Dallas, Oregon, and received his Bachelor of Fine Art (cum laude) from Oregon State University. Shortly thereafter he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison earning both an MA and his Master in Fine Art by 2005. He has exhibited in four notable solo shows in the last several years, a feat paralleled by few other artists. They include: I Do Not Belong to the Sky at The Art Gym (2015), We Live Only Through Ourselves at Upfor (2013), The Shadow and the Willing at Helzer Gallery (2010) and TENNESSEE at TILT Gallery and Project Space (2008). Buswell’s work has been included in Portland 2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center and The Oregon Biennial at the Portland Art Museum (2006). He has shown in numerous group exhibitions as well in Oregon, California, Washington, New York, Wisconsin, Brazil and London. In 2011 and again in 2014, Buswell was awarded Career Opportunity Grants from The Oregon Arts Commission and The Ford Family Foundation as well as a Golden Spot Residency at OCAC. His work is included in several private and public collections.

Tannaz Farsi
Hallie Ford Fellow 2014

Tannaz Farsi (Iranian-American, b. 1974), Strata of Empire (Liberty), 2016,
archival inkjet print, courtesy of the artist.

Practicing artist and Assistant Professor of Sculpture, University of Oregon. Born in Iran and immigrated to the United States, Farsi received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from West Virginia University and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University. She moved to Oregon immediately thereafter accepting the first of several different positions in the Art Department at the University of Oregon where she recently attained tenure. She has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions for the past 10 years in the Pacific Northwest, California, Ohio, West Virginia, Delaware, and Massachusetts. She has been a finalist for both the prestigious Brink Award (Seattle, Washington) and the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards (Portland, Oregon) as well as being the recipient of several honors for creative and faculty research, artist fellowships and travel awards. She received several artist residency grants to attend Djerassi, Ucross Foundation, MacDowell Colony and the Bemis Center as well as being a frequent lecturer at colleges, universities and art centers throughout the United States.

MK Guth
Hallie Ford Fellow 2015


MK Guth (American, born 1963), What Needs To Be Said, 2017,
five artist books, 11 x 9 x 3 1/2 in. each, courtesy of the artist,
Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, and Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR.
Photo: Dan Kvitka

Practicing artist and Associate Professor at Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, Oregon). Guth received her Bachelor of Art in sociology and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by her Masters in Fine Art in studio art at New York University (New York City). Through her work she re-imagines traditional fables and popular fantasies, inserting new, hybrid mythologies into the public realm as vehicles for agency, empathy, and social engagement. Her method is especially poignant given popular culture’s obsession with reality television and other forms of mass mediation. She has exhibited in nearly 20 solo or two-person exhibitions over the past 15 years, including the Whitney Biennial 2008. Guth’s braid installations cross make-believe with all-too-real social and political disappointments; they are shot with potential born of disillusionment. She has exhibited with numerous galleries and institutions including The Whitney Museum of American Art; Boise Art Museum; The Melbourne International Arts Festival; Nottdance Festival, Nottingham, England; Swiss Institute, New York City; White Columns, New York City; Artists Space, New York City; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, and A Gentil Carioca Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Guth’s videos have screened nationally and internationally. Her work has been discussed in periodicals including The New York Times, Flash Art, New Art Examiner, and Art in America. She has received significant recognition, including the Betty Bowen and the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship Awards.

Anya Kivarkis
Hallie Ford Fellow 2016

Anya Kivarkis (American, b. 1975), Smoke, 2018, archival inkjet print, 30 x 45 in.,
courtesy of the artist and Sienna Patti Contemporary, Lenox, Massachusetts.

Practicing artist and an Area Head/Associate Professor of Jewelry & Metalsmithing at the University of Oregon, living and working in Eugene, Oregon. For the past 10 years her practice has evolved through the replication of jewelry from archives of history, the Internet and film. For the past two years she has been developing a new body of research where she is examining the depiction of jewelry in films, creating a series of objects and images that is currently mounted in a two-person exhibition at INOVA in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and evolutions of this work are being included in Portland 2016 Biennial and a solo exhibition with Sienna Patti Contemporary in Massachusetts. Her work is collected by individuals, foundations and museums on both coasts and in New York. Kivarkis is represented by Sienna Patti Gallery in Lenox, Mass., and Galerie Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has exhibited in the Northwest, Ohio, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and New York, and abroad in France, the Netherlands, and Canada. She has received a number of awards, including most recently the Fund for Faculty Excellence Award from the University of Oregon and the Individual Artist Award from the Oregon Arts Commission, both in 2014. She was a nominee of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award in Art, New York, in 2009 following her receipt of the National 2006 Emerging Artist Award in 2006 by Sienna Patti Gallery. Anya earned an MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Craft from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Geraldine Ondrizek
Hallie Ford Fellow 2014


Geraldine Ondrizek (American, born 1963), Installation view: The Origins of Bio Metric Data; a Collection of Books, 2015–16, prints on Gambi paper, photographs on handmade paper, photographs on vellum, Vellum folios, and Plexglas, various dimensions, courtesy of the artist. Photo: Dan Kvitka

Practicing artist and Professor of Art, Reed College. Ondrizek received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie-Mellon University and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington. She joined the Reed College faculty as an Assistant Professor of Art in 1994, rising to her current tenured position. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in the Pacific Northwest, Houston, Phoenix, Montana, California, Pennsylvania, New York, Chicago, and Detroit, among others, and abroad in England, Germany and France. National publications such as Artweek, Surface Design, Chicago Tribune, and the New York Times have featured critiques of her work. She has received a number of artist fellowships and artist in residency awards (London, Germany, New York, and France) and was awarded a First Prize in the 1997 Oregon Biennial and in the International Design Conference, Aspen, Colo. Ondrizek has lectured for the past 10 years at various colleges and universities, as well as at international conferences featuring art and society or the intersection of art and science. Her work has been collected by Florida International University, Portland Art Museum, Reed College and the University of Washington Hospital, Department of Medical Genetics.

Tom Prochaska
Hallie Ford Fellow 2015

Tom Prochaska (American, b. 1945), Austin, Nevada, 2016,
graphite on laid paper, 11 x 8 1/2 in., courtesy of the artist and
Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR. Photo: Dan Kvitka

Practicing studio artist and retired Professor of Printmaking, Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland). Prochaska received a Bachelor of Art in Painting and a second in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Wisconsin). He earned his Masters in Fine Art in Painting and Printmaking from the Pratt Institute in New York City (New York). His work has been exhibited in solo shows for the past 45 years in Oregon, Washington, California, Georgia, Wisconsin, New York, Belgium, France and Switzerland. He has also appeared in numerous group exhibitions as well. Over the years he has received a number of awards including from the Los Angeles Print Society, from WESTAF/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship; Oregon Painters Fellowship funded by the NEA, and most recently the Ray Trayle Print Prize. His work is held in numerous corporate and public collections in North Carolina, California, Oregon, Washington, New York, Georgia, and China. Prochaska's work has appeared in a number of periodicals, including Oregon Art Watch, ArtWrit, New Glass Review, and Southwest Art Magazine.

Wendy Red Star
Hallie Ford Fellow 2016


Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooka, b 1981), Peelatchiwaaxpáash/Medicine Crow (Raven),
2014, from the series 1880 Crow Peace Delegation; artist-manipulated digitally reproduced
photograph by C.M. (Charles Milton) Bell, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, pigment print on archival photo paper, 16 15/16 x 11 15/16 in.,
courtesy of the artist.

Practicing artist Wendy Red Star was raised on the Apsaalooke (Crow) reservation in south central Montana and is living and working in Portland, Oregon. Her multi-media works explore the intersections of Native ideologies and colonialist structures. Red Star is an intense researcher of archives and historical narratives. She seeks to incorporate and recast her research in work that is by turns inquisitive, witty and unsettling. Her work is informed by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative exploration, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts and performance to offer unexpected and new perspectives on Native life, both historical and as it is lived today. She places a high value on intergenerational collaborative work, and providing a forum for Native women’s voices to be expressed in contemporary art forms. Red Star has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad including Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Domaine de Kerguehennec, Portland Art Museum, Hood Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, among others. She has been a visiting lecturer at a range of respected institutions, including Yale, the Figge Art Museum, The Banff Centre, National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), Dartmouth College, CalArts, Flagler College, Fairhaven College, and I.D.E.A. Space-Colorado Springs. In 2016 Red Star showed in “Contemporary Native Photographers and the Edward Curtis Legacy” at the Portland Art Museum. She recently had a solo exhibition at APEX (PAM), a socially critical installation using historic photographs of Chief Medicine Crow (c. 1848-1920) alongside tapestries, writing and other historical objects from the museum to restore humanity to a leader whose image has been appropriated for commercial use. Wendy studied sculpture at Montana State University-Bozeman and earned her MFA in sculpture from UCLA.

Jack Ryan
Hallie Ford Fellow 2015

Jack Ryan (American, born 1967), Schumann Resonance Conduction Unit, 2015-19,
wood, electric components, acrylic, found objects, transducers, amplifiers, custom electronics, felt, and mixed and found media, 36 x 32 x 48 in., courtesy of the artist.


Professor of Art and Founding Director of the Core Studio program at the University of Oregon since 2008. Ryan, was also a faculty member at The School of Visual Arts in New York, attended Hunter College (New York) and earned his Masters in Fine Art with distinction from the University of Georgia (Athens). He is a long-standing member and on the board of Ditch Projects (Springfield), director of Pacific Sky Exhibitions (Eugene).  His practice uses sound as a conduit to explore distortions in contemporary culture. His recent exhibitions include The American University Museum (Washington, DC), Powerhouse (Memphis), Brooks Museum (Memphis), Crawlspace (Seattle), Hunter Museum (Chattanooga), Cascade Gallery (Portland), The Frist Center (Nashville), and Consolidated Works (Seattle). Recent screenings include The Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, DC), MICA (Baltimore), The IMAFY (Cairo, Egypt), Dublin Electronics Arts Festival (Ireland), Ausstellungsraum Klingental (Basel, Switzerland), 21 Grand (San Francisco), and The Phillips Collection (Washington, DC). Research awards recently brought him to residencies in Iceland and to the New Media Institute in Banff, Canada. Ryan has received a number of grants and fellowship awards and residencies, including the Oregon Individual Artist Fellowship granted by the Oregon Arts Commission, the Banff Center's New Media Institute Summit Senior Fellowship as well as an interactive screen residency and an Icelandic Research Residency made possible by the Tennessee State Arts Commission.


Blair Saxon-Hill
Hallie Ford Fellow 2016

Blair Saxon-Hill, (American, born 1979), Climber, 2016, from the series
Sapporo: A Frieze of Pedestrian Ways of Being and a Few Individual Portraits,
archival pigment print, 38 x 34 in., courtesy of the artist and Nino Meir Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Practicing artist, Saxon-Hill was born in Eugene, Ore and living and working in Portland, Ore. Beginning her career as an oil painter, her works have evolved into a cross-medium approach of assemblage and collage–bringing together painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography and borrowing from various histories and modalities. She has exhibited in solo and group shows for the past 15 years in Oregon, Washington, California, and New York City. To date, Saxon-Hill has received a number of career accolades, including, most recently, a 2016 Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship. In 2013 she was awarded a Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Award and was a finalist for the Henry Art Gallery Brink Award, and she was nominated twice for the Portland Art Museum’s NW Contemporary Art Award, first in 2010 and again in 2014. Her work has been curated alongside leading contemporary artists including R.H. Quaytman, Virginia Overton, Shana Lutker, Austin Eddy, Virginia Poundstone, and Jessica Jackson Hutchins, in addition to being included in the Portland 2014 Oregon Biennial. Saxon-Hill is regularly covered in art media, including ArtForum Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine Korea, Frieze Magazine, Opening Ceremony, and locally by Oregon Arts Watch, the Oregonian, Portland Mercury and Willamette Week. In addition to her practice, she co-owns Monograph Bookwerks, an art bookstore that specializes in rare art exhibition ephemera and modern and contemporary art books. She also frequently serves as a visiting lecturer. She studied sculpture and painting at Reed College.

Storm Tharp
Hallie Ford Fellow 2014

Storm Tharp (American, born 1970), Wolves at the Door, 2017, monotype on paper,
75 x 50 in., courtesy of the artist and PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR. Photo: Evan La Londe

Practicing artist and mentor for students in several area MFA programs: Pacific Northwest College of Art MFA and its collaborative MFA in Applied Craft and Design with the Oregon College of Art and Craft as well as Portland State University. Born in Salem and reared in Ontario, Ore., Tharp received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University, a time during which he also spent studying at the Roberto Einaudi Architecture Program in Rome, Italy. Tharp is a versatile artist with a versatile background, who at one time also worked for Portland-based ad agency Wieden+Kennedy. As with his colleagues, he has appeared in numerous solo, two-person and group exhibitions from Portland to London and Geneva; in Idaho, Washington, New York, Boston and California. Tharp was selected for two Oregon Biennials in 1997 and 1999, receiving the Juror's Award and the Museum Award respectively. In 2008 he was selected for inclusion in the Whitney Biennial, arguably one of the most significant art experiences in the United States. His work can be found in numerous personal and public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Fine Art, the Cleveland Art Museum, The Saatchi Gallery, The Albright Knox Art Gallery, the Portland Art Museum, Reed College and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Shift Japan, PLAZM, Modern Painters, Artforum and Art in America, are among the leading art and news publications that have featured his work.

Samantha Wall

Hallie Ford Fellow 2015

Samantha Wall (American, born 1977), December 1 from
31 Days (December), 2017, India ink on yupo paper, 1 of 31 sheets,
8 x 8 in. each, courtesy of the artist and the Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, OR.
Photo: Samantha Wall

Practicing studio artist and Drawing Instructor of Pre-College Studios at Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland) with which she has been associated since 2009 in various instructor, teaching assistant, mentor, and guest critic capacities. Wall was born and lived until she was four years of age in Seoul, Korea. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of South Carolina in 2001 and ten years later followed with her Masters in Fine Arts in Visual Studies from PNCA. Wall has shown in ten solo exhibitions since 2001-In Oregon, California, South Carolina and Louisiana. She has also been included in numerous group exhibitions in Oregon, Washington, Louisiana, West Virginia, New York City and Italy. She is the recipient of a Contemporary Northwest Art Award for 2015 from the Portland Art Museum (as well as having been a nominee in 2012), an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts commission and a Joan Mitchell Center Residency in New Orleans. Wall has also been named a Brink Award Nominee by the Henry Art Gallery and has received numerous merit scholarship awards and grants to pursue professional development opportunities.

Lynne Woods Turner
Hallie Ford Fellow 2016

Lynne Woods Turner (American, b. 1951), Untitled, a work from Twenty-one untitled drawings, 2013, pencil and color pencil on paper, 3 x 3 in. each, courtesy of the Miller Meigs Collection. Photo: Tim Turner

Practicing artist living and working in Portland, Ore. Turner's practice includes pencil drawing and oil painting, which results in works that are small and subtle, combining the geometric and the organic with precision and gesture. Turner has exhibited in solo and group shows since the early 1980s in Oregon, Washington, California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Illinois, and New York and abroad in Ireland, Germany, and England. A number of institutions as well as individuals collect her work, among them the Addison Gallery of American Art, Bank of America, Arkansas Art Center, Columbus Museum, Fogg Art Museum, Modern Master Tapestries, Museum of Modern Art, San Diego Museum of Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, University of Iowa Art Museum and Yale University Art Gallery in the US, as well as the Alliance Bernstein in Tokyo, Japan. Publications following her practice include the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Oregon Arts Watch. Lynne earned both an MFA and an MA from the University of Iowa and a BFA from Stephens College. 

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