Category Fellowship Artists

Spotlight on FSP/Jerome Fellow Zaq Landsberg

In 2005, New York artist Zaq Landsberg purchased two acres in a remote Utah desert for $610 off of eBay. After venturing out to the land that summer, Landsberg and a few friends who would become the first Zaqistani citizens declared independence from the United States and founded the Republic of Zaqistan. Ten years later, […]

Spotlight on Flight and Mobilization: FSP/Jerome Fellows Pedram Baldari & Nooshin Hakim Javadi

    “…the wings are without their bodies, suspending and strained from movement they have different connotations about our contemporary issues as a society in opposition to the human desire of mobilizing life.”   Pedram Baldari was born in 1981 in Kurdistan, Iran. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tehran […]

People as Mountains: Laura Feldberga

Laura Feldberga was one of our first Open Studio Fellows of 2017, along with her father, Ojars Feldbergs, who joined us from Latvia from mid-March to mid-April. Laura’s work at Franconia began with a visiting artist lecture and workshop with students at the University of Minnesota Art Department and culminated with a performance of 16 […]

Wishing, Playing, and Marking Time with Stone: Ojars Feldbergs

The Franconia team had the pleasure of welcoming our first Open Studio Fellows of 2017, Latvian artists Ojars Feldbergs and Laura Feldberga (father and daughter), who worked from mid-March to mid-April on individual installations. In 1992, Ojars founded the Pedvale Open Air Museum which holds a permanent collection of more than 150 outdoor sculptures by an international group […]

Spotlight on Asia Ward’s Solar Tree

At night, in the open country or the mountains, when there is a clear sky and a full moon, the landscape becomes flattened, and all details are reduced to simple and distinct layers of neutral colors. My work explores the surreal dimensional shifts of landscape through time and light, and is shaped by my memories […]

Glenn Williams: 2016 Open Studio Fellow

In my work I explore various elements of the human condition, particularly those aspects of the human condition that impact our sense of identity. I draw from personal experiences, current political topics, historical references and literary sources to address themes of alienation, growth and perseverance.    Untitled Dimensions variable with installation PVC Pipe 2016   […]

Shanice Jackson Ellison: 2016 FSP/Jerome Fellow

When I was younger, I would explore the strip of trees behind my house multiple times a day. It wasn’t a very large area, so I would see the same rocks, the same mushrooms, and the same leftover refuse from previous visitors. However, each trip would feel like a new adventure. Between the walls made […]