Eileen Neff (b. 1945) conflates physical and photographic space in artworks that challenge the ways in which photography mediates perception. Her interest surrounds the overlapping of landscape and studio space, inside and outside, as she questions the relationship between image and subject matter. When not in the landscape, Neff works in and from her studio, which she describes as not just a place but also a frame for a heightened form of attention. In it, she constructs works that collapse or combine the various formats and exhibition spaces in which her images are created and presented. Neff studied English literature and earned her B.A. from Temple University. She then trained as a painter in the Philadelphia College of Art and the Tyler School of Art from which she respectively received a B.F.A and an M.F.A. Neff is the recipient of a 2016 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, as well as fellowships from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is held in many collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Hood Museum, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and The Dietrich Foundation.
Sara Felder is a solo theater artist, playwright, and juggler.
David Scott Kessler’s (Pew Fellow, 2015) work combines film, installation, writing, performance, and drawing in a constantly-shifting exploration of place.
Tacita Dean speaks about time’s myriad forms, from the geological and the celestial to the biological or the structural.
Lee is the publisher at Corollary Press and author of the poetry collections Underground National, That Gorgeous Feeling, and Solar Maximum, forthcoming from Futurepoem Press.
Named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer James A. Michener, this museum was founded in 1988 with a regional focus, housing a collection of Pennsylvania impressionist paintings.
The Association for Public Art developed an interactive audio tour to interpret Philadelphia’s vast collection of public sculptures.
Kaytie Johnson is the Rochelle F. Levy Director and Chief Curator at the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design.
Babette Martino (1956–2011) was a visual artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow.
Mural Arts explored South Philadelphia’s immigrant history through interactive public art projects that included photography, installations, poetry, and dance.
On Monday, June 13, 2016, we announced and honored the 2016 grantees of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with a celebration at Christ Church Neighborhood House.
“What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?” Five temporary public artworks, created by artists Ai Weiwei, Zoe Strauss, Kara Crombie, Kaitlin Pomerantz, and Alexander Rosenberg, and on-site “laboratories” for public feedback will consider this question and notions of monumentality within the civic sphere.
Peter Saul (b. 1934 in San Francisco) is a painter best known for his lush, satirical, Pop-Surrealist cartoon style, described by The New York Times as “an artist’s artist.”