2021 Shuchat Arts Fellowship exhibition features student art

Contact: Ahna J Piatt

Fellowship recipients describe their work at the Aug. 30 reception.

Ali Mackie, Ellie Ossana-Galen, and Madison Munro describe their summer art projects that will be displayed in the Art Building from Aug. 30-Sept. 10.

The Shuchat Arts Fellowship Program (SAFP) provides students in art, music or theatre an opportunity to develop their experience and expertise through significant independent summer projects, working closely under the guidance of faculty mentors. This year’s mentors were Professor Alexandra Opie and Professor Cayla Skillin-Brauchle.

Funding for this program is made possible through a generous, multi-year pledge from Terry N. Shuchat '62.

This year, the Shuchat Fellowship recipients in art are Ali Mackie, Ellie Ossana-Galen, and Madison Munro. Visit the Art Building’s Student Gallery (room 211) and the Installation Gallery (room 202).

The 2021 Shuchat Projects, in each artist’s own words: 

Ali Mackie, STARVE

The series STARVE explores sexuality, perception and affirmation through materiality.

Ellie Ossana-Galen, Origins

This project explores themes such as history, identity and class within the framework of a family portrait. Although the work seeks to explore the ways in which these themes affect all viewers, it depicts and is inspired by the people and cultures which have shaped my personal life experience.

Madison Munro, I AM monotony THIS IS chaos

Examining the effects of the 2020 quarantine experience, my Shuchat grant focuses on the unique contradictions found in the everyday experiences of quarantine — how every day began to feel the same, yet there were new challenges and experiences on the global level. These occurrences culminate into an installation focused on the nuanced intersection of monotony, repetition, chaos and newness.

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