News from Recent Fellows

Briauna Tutwiler (2018 Lila Harnett ArtTable Diversity Fellow) is the Higher Education Coordinator, Phoenix Art Museum, a position she was offered upon completion of her fellowship at the Museum.

Nana Yoshida (2018 Lenore G. Tawney Foundation ArtTable Diversity Fellow) has started blogging about fashion, culture, and social changes of New York City, as part of larger book project on “Designing in Brooklyn: 20 years of Fads, Fashion, and Social Change, 1997-2017.”

Jovanna Jones (2017 Elaine Goldman ArtTable Diversity Fellow) reached her PhD candidacy and has begun working on her dissertation project,  currently titled “American Gothic: Housing, Visual Culture, and the Aesthetics of Black Space,” that will be examining the image and politics of housing in documentary photography, architectural plans, and American painting from the Depression Era to Postwar Renewal.  In addiiton, most recently she received a special citation for the inaugural Gordon Parks Foundation Essay Prize at Harvard for my paper entitled “Social Photography and the Racial Politics of Place.”  As a graduate intern at the Harvard Art Museums, Division of European and American Art, under the supervision of Ethan Lasser, Curator, she has been working on text for the museum’s upcoming Winslow Homer (Fall 2019,) and contributing early research for a retrospective exhibit on Dave Drake, an enslaved potter in South Carolina in the 19th century.

Kimberly Jacobs (2016 Catherine Hannah Behrend Fellow, Philadelphia Museum of Art)  was appointed in September 2018 as the first Joyce Blackmon Curatorial Fellow at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee.

Alyssa Velazquez (2016 Kress Foundation Fellow, Columbia Museum of Art) is leaving her position as a Curatorial Research Associate at the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina, a position which she was offered after completion of her felllowship, has just been appointed as the Curatorial Assistant, Decorative Arts and Design, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA beginning this summer. 

Ashley DeHoyos (2015 Arttable/Kress Fellowship, Philadelphia Museum of Art) was appointed in Fall 2018 as the Assistant Curator, DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas.

Erika Hirugami (2015 ArtTable/Kress Foundation Fellow, Columbia Museum of Art ) has accepted the position of Curatorial Director at the KNOW Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.  This coming Fall, she will also be beginning her Ph.D. studies in Chicana and Chicano Studies at UCLA.  Her thesis will focus on the convergence of aesthetics and transnationalism, with a special concern for undocumented Mexican experiences. Her ultimate academic goal is to generate resources about, for, and with undocumented Latinx artists. 

We wish all of our past and present Fellows continued success with their achievements and look forward to following their career paths!