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College of Design

Art department faculty win grants from Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Three Department of Art faculty members are among 44 Oregon artists awarded 2017 Career Opportunity Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation, and The Oregon Community Foundation.

• Charlene Liu was awarded $1,500 from the Oregon Arts Commission and $3,000 from The Ford Family Foundation to support Liu’s multimedia installation composed of projected animation, prints, sculptures, and augmented reality that tell a series of interrelated narratives.

• Jack Ryan was awarded $1,500 from the Oregon Arts Commission and $7,500 from The Ford Family Foundation to support his solo exhibition of new sculptural works at the Marylhurst University Art Gym in April 2017.

• Rick Silva was awarded $1,500 from the Oregon Arts Commission and $3,000 from The Ford Family Foundation to support Silva’s travel to the Resonate 2017 Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, in April 2017 for a three-week exhibition of new work at the Raiffeisen Art Museum.

Read more on the Oregon Arts Commission website.

The Vessel, The Mist, The Morning Rain, 2016, by Charlene Liu. Screenprint and acrylic on aluminum panel.
Above: The Vessel, The Mist, The Morning Rain, 2016, by Charlene Liu. Screenprint and acrylic on aluminum panel, 60 x 48."

Ayn Rand Lamp, by Jack Ryan
Above: Ayn Rand Lamp, by Jack Ryan. CRT monitor, delay, hickory wood, welded steel, digital delay, various electronics. Split Head (on right wall). Archival ink and custom frame.

An image capture from Rick Silva’s Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future
Above: An image capture from Rick Silva’s Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future, DISJECTA, Portland Biennial 2016.

 

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