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BRENDA MALLORY NAMED RECIPIENT OF SECOND UCROSS FELLOWSHIP FOR NATIVE AMERICAN VISUAL ARTISTS

Ucross, Wyoming – June 18, 2018 – Ucross is pleased to announce that the second Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists has been awarded to mixed-media artist Brenda Mallory. The artist, who is a member of the Cherokee Nation, was chosen through a juried national selection process. The award includes a one-month residency at Ucross, a stipend of $1,000, and inclusion in a forthcoming exhibition at the Ucross Art Gallery. Major support for the Fellowship has been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Picture1.pngBrenda Mallory’s work ranges from individual wall-hangings and sculptures to large-scale installations. She works with mixed media, creating multiple forms that are joined with crude hardware or mechanical devices in ways that imply tenuous connections and aberrations. She is interested in ideas of interference and disruption of long-established systems in nature and human cultures. Mallory grew up in Oklahoma and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. She received a BA in Linguistics & English from UCLA and a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Picture3.pngMallory has received grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council. In 2015 she was an Eiteljorg Museum Contemporary Native Art Fellow and in 2016 she received a Fellowship in Visual Arts from the Native Arts and Culture Foundation. More information can be found on her website at brendamallory.com.

Ucross President Sharon Dynak states, “It is an immense honor to continue this exciting Fellowship initiative by recognizing artist Brenda Mallory. We look forward to seeing her at Ucross this fall and to an exhibition featuring her work in 2019.”

About the Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists

Initiated in 2017, the Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists supports the work of contemporary Native American visual artists at all stages of their professional careers. It is open to disciplines that include but are not limited to painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, performance art, installation, ceramics, and collaborative projects involving multiple disciplines. Two fellowships will be awarded annually, one each in spring and fall. Beginning in 2019, fellowship stipends will be $2,000. The next application deadline for the fellowship is October 1, 2018. The application can be found at ucross.org.

About Ucross

Located in northeast Wyoming in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, Ucross fosters the creative spirit of deeply committed artists and groups by providing uninterrupted time, studio space, living accommodations, and the experience of the majestic High Plains, while serving as a good steward of its 20,000-acre ranch. Residencies are awarded to nearly one hundred artists each year. Ten individuals are in residence at one time, typically a mix of four visual artists, four writers and two artists working in the performing arts.

Since its establishment in 1981, Ucross has provided over 2,000 residencies to writers, visual artists, and composers, including such distinguished fellows as Annie Proulx, Terry Tempest Williams, Colson Whitehead, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ann Patchett, Ricky Ian Gordon, Bill Morrison, Theaster Gates, Anthony Hernandez, and recent Academy Award and Tony winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Other Ucross national partners include the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, the Alliance of Artist Communities, and the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction. The Ucross Art Gallery is a significant cultural resource for surrounding communities and beyond. For further information, visit ucross.org

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