Both Whitney Sherman and Kimberly Ellen Hall have recently been awarded grants to continue their contributions to the illustration community.
Whitney Sherman, Director of the MFA in Illustration Practice received a Lucas Grant for Faculty Teaching & Curriculum Development in support of the white-paper presentation and textbook sample pages handouts from the upcoming History of Illustration book published by Bloomsbury/Fairchild. The white paper was presented at ICON9, the national illustration conference, in Austin. Four years in the making with over 30 authors and 900+ images, the book brings presents factual history about ubiquitous and culturally diffused practices of illustration contextualizing them in a way that will help students understand the importance of illustration imagery in varied forms of communication from around the world. The book is due for publication in January 2018.
An original wallpaper design by NOTTENE, Kim's illustrative brand.
Kimberly Ellen Hall, MFA in Illustration Practice faculty, received a Marcella Brenner Grant for Faculty Development that will support her 2017 residency at the Recycling Artist in Residence (RAIR) in Philadelphia. At RAIR Hall will be creating experimental screen printed works based on materials pulled from the recycling stream and documented as wallpaper for the home. The work speaks to the story of the kinds of things we throw away, and brings them back into the home. The project is informed by the history of wallpaper and the way it has been used to communicate social values over time. Click here to read more about the residency.
Congrats to both Whitney and Kim!