Mehves Lelic is an Istanbul-born artist, curator and educator currently based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She serves as Curator at the Academy Art Museum and is currently working a number of exhibitions, including Norma Morgan: Enchanted World and Miro in New York: Miro, Hayter and Atelier 17, 1947. She holds a BA from the University of Chicago and she is currently an MFA candidate at Bard College. She has been awarded the National Geographic Expeditions Council Grant, the Turkish Cultural Foundation Cultural Exchange Fellowship, and the City of Chicago Individual Artists Program Grant. She has previously served as a Teaching Artist at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Adjunct Professor at Anne Arundel Community College. Her work has been exhibited and published widely, in venues including the Rotterdam Photo Festival, ICA Baltimore, the Ogden Museum, Institute des Cultures D’Islam, Paris, Der Greif, Aesthetica Magazine, Lenscratch, C41, and others.
2021 Faith Flanagan Fellow