News Bites: Recent MFA Drawing Grad Named ArtPrize Curatorial Fellow for 2016
Brianna Baurichter, a 2016 graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University’s (KCAD’s) MFA Drawing program, has been chosen as one of four recipients of the 2016 ArtPrize Fellowship for Emerging Curators.
Recipients of the fellowship, first launched by ArtPrize prior to the 2015 competition, work alongside the curatorial department of a major ArtPrize institutional venue to help create that venue’s ArtPrize exhibition while simultaneously curating and producing their own ArtPrize exhibition at a separate location with the support of the institutional curator.
Baurichter will be working with Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) curator Ron Platt. Her own exhibition will be held at a location yet to be determined.
“It is such an honor to be selected by the GRAM and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring a new level prestige to my curatorial practice,” says Baurichter. “While developing my own exhibition, I am looking forward to working closely with artists and coordinating with their practices.”
ArtPrize is transitioning the fellowship into an even more immersive experience this year through a partnership with New York-based nonprofit Independent Curators International (ICI). ICI will provide both the fellows and their partner institutions with opportunities to connect with and learn from other curators working on the national and international level.
The Fed Galleries @ KCAD are again one of the four participating ArtPrize venues along with GRAM, KCAD’s Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), and SiTE:LAB.
Julia Victor, a curator and art historian from Detroit, will work under the guidance of The Fed Galleries @ KCAD Curator of Exhibitions Michele Bosak, while Alison Erazmus, an Illinois-based visual artist, curator, and educator, will work with UICA under Curator Heather Duffy (’12, MFA Painting).
Learn more about the ArtPrize Fellowship for Emerging Curators here.