Five School of the Arts Alumni Receive 2016 Guggenheim Fellowships

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07-Apr-16
Five School of the Arts alumni have received 2016 Guggenheim Fellowships: Marina Adams ‘83 in Fine Arts; Jesse Ball '04 in Fiction; Edmund Campion '93 in Music Composition; Amanda Petrusich '03 in General Nonfiction; and Sue de Beer '98 for Fine Arts.
 
The Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 175 fellowships (including three joint fellowships) to 178 scholars, artists, and scientists. The winners were chosen from a batch of 3000 applicants.

Marina Adams is a painter who graduated from the Visual Arts Program at the School of the Arts. Her solo exhibitions include a show with the New York gallery and publishing house, Karma at the Independent, concurrent with their publication of her newest book, titled Portrait and a Dream. She is based in New York City and Parma, Italy, and has shown her work in Switzerland.
 
Jesse Ball is a poet and novelist who now teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He published his fifth novel, A Cure for Suicide (Pantheon), in July. His previous book, Silence Once Begun, was a finalist for the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fiction, along with professor Donald Antrim. Ball also was a finalist for the 2015 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, along with two other alumnae, Catherine Lacey '10 and the eventual winner, Molly Antopol '07.

Edmund Campion is Professor of Music Composition and Director at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at the University of California, Berkeley. His numerous awards include the American Rome Prize, the Lili Boulanger Prize, The Paul Fromm Award at Tanglewood, and most recently, the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship given by the American Academy in Rome. As a Guggenheim Fellow, he will travel to Korea to compose for the Korean Traditional Contemporary Orchestra, which features over 55 musicians performing on ancient Korean instruments.

Sue de Beer is an Associate Professor of Art at NYU. Her work uses elements of film, installation, sculpture and photography, and has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Kunst Werke, Berlin, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, the MuHKA Museum in Antwerp, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in Los Angeles and Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, where she is represented.
 
Amanda Petrusich is the author of three books about music: “Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records” (Scribner; 2014), “It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music” (Faber and Faber; 2008), and “Pink Moon,” an installment in Continuum/Bloomsbury’s acclaimed 33 1/3 series. She teaches writing and criticism at NYU’s Gallatin School and was named one of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine this year.

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