Matthew Morrocco ’15 has been awarded a 2016 New York Foundation of the Arts fellowship in photography.
Morrocco’s work is focuses on history, aging, sexuality, isolation and intimacy. He has shown his work in group exhibitions at the Leslie Lohman Museum, La Mama Galleria, Judith Charles Gallery, Fisher Landau Center for the Arts, tete, Fred Torres Gallery, Lehrterstr. Siebzehn, Made on the Lower East Side, Tape Modern, Temp Art Space, Littlefield, Calumet Photo Gallery, Neue Berliner Räume and West Germany Project Space. He has been awarded the Onward Compé Fellowship, a Visiting Artist Lecture Series Curatorial Fellowship, an a blade of grass
Artist Fellowship and the Award for Excellence in Visual Arts from the Gallatin Review. He was a resident at Picture Berlin in 2011.
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) awards $650,000 a year in unrestricted cash grants to artists. The grants are awarded in fifteen different artistic disciplines on a three-year rotating basis. The other categories awarded this year are Architecture/Environmental Structures/Design, Choreography, Music/Sound and Screenwriting/Playwriting, a category in which five School of the Arts Film and Theatre alumni were also awarded grants.