Sheila M. Sofian

1997 Pew Fellow

Collaborators & Colleagues

Billie Tsien, with Tod Williams, founded Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in 1986. Their studio, located in New York City, focuses on work for institutions—museums, schools, and non-profits.

Grants & Grantees

In 1993 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 16 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 13 dance organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.

Grants & Grantees

Annenberg Center Live presented Basil Twist’s Petrushka and held workshops for local puppeteers, which included a tour of Twist’s studio.

Grants & Grantees

Caroline Lathan-Stiefel creates large-scale, immersive sculptural installations from textile and found objects to form what she calls “drawings in space.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Su Friedrich’s films combine elements of narrative, documentary, and experimental styles, and often focus on the roles of women, family, and homosexuality in contemporary America.

Grants & Grantees

At age 33, Germaine Ingram (Pew Fellow, 2010) took up dance under the tutelage of a Philadelphia tap legend, the late LaVaughn Robinson (a 1992 Pew Fellow).

Visual artist and Pew Fellow Caroline Lathan-Stiefel on creating large-scale installations from ordinary objects, work-life balance, and more.

Pew Fellow Geoff Sobelle’s award-winning production of The Object Lesson travels to Ohio’s Wexner Center for the Arts.

Grants & Grantees

Shanti Thakur is a media artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.

First Person Arts prototyped a project which brought together diverse groups of people to create “museum exhibitions” that documented their lives.

Poet and Pew Fellow Yolanda Wisher on creating “poetics of use,” the inspiration she draws from her ancestry, and more.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sanford Biggers’ art frequently references African American ethnography, hip-hop music, Buddhism, African spirituality, Indo-European Vodoun, Jazz, Afrofuturism, urban culture, and icons from Americana.