Progress Report: Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship
There is nothing I enjoy more than listening to family stories. It was the stories and secrets of my own family that made me curious about the people around me. I decided this year to focus on a story that has always been a mystery to me - my father's parents. My grandparents met during the Vietnam War. I composed a video of their life together with documents and narration to piece together what I did not know. Had it now been for the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship, I would not have been able to dream this big. It has afforded me the opportunity to think beyond my usual methods of telling stories.
About the Fellowship
The mission of the Toby Fund is to support exceptional programs and people with ideas and abilities to foster creativity and encourage new approaches to arts, education, environment, civic, health, and social services. This fellowship, with a cash award of $10,000, is awarded to a graduating MFA that shows exceptional promise in painting, sculpture, film, video, mixed media or performance art.
Phong Bui, Curator and Writer (2014)
Patterson Simms, Curator (2013)
Jonathan McIntosh, Mixed Media Artist, Activist (2012)
Rachel Liebowitz, The Drawing Center (2011)
Kristen Heilman, Curator, Baltimore Museum of Art (2010)
Helen Molesworth, Curator, Institute Contemporary Art/Boston (2009)