Su Friedrich’s films combine elements of narrative, documentary, and experimental styles of film-making and often focus on the roles of women, family, and homosexuality in contemporary America. From the onset of her career in the late 1970s, Friedrich has been a leading figure in avant-garde film-making and a pivotal force in the establishment of queer cinema. Her films have won many awards, including the Grand Prix at the Melbourne Film Festival and Outstanding Documentary at Outfest. Friedrich has received fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, as well as numerous grants from the Jerome Foundation, NYFA, NYSCA, and ITVS. In 1995 she received the Cal Arts/Alpert Award. She currently teaches film and video production at Princeton University. She was a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2009.
In this month’s Pew Fellows news, playwright James Ijames receives a Whiting Award, filmmaker David Scott Kessler presents a screening of his new film, and architect Jenny Sabin wins the 2017 Young Architects Program.
Hafez Javier Kotain is a percussionist and teacher, fluent in both Arab and Latin rhythms.
In 1996 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 28 dance and theater organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.
In 2000 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 47 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Choreographer and Pew Fellow Merián Soto on legacy, her interest in the body and its relationship to consciousness, and more.
As artistic director of Philadelphia’s Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Lewyckyj oversees performances that combine Ukrainian and American dance aesthetics.
Greg “Peache” Jarman (1947–2009) was a musician and a 2000 Pew Fellow in Folk and Traditional Arts.
Christophe Cherix is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Chief Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Filmmaker and Pew Fellow David Scott Kessler on creating environmentally-conscious art, turning limitations into creative assets, and more.
Director of Three Aksha School of Performing Arts, Rao is trained in Bharatanatyam, a classical South Indian dance form marked by expressive hand gestures and elaborate rhythmic patterns.
Pew Fellow and visual artist Benjamin Volta leads an artmaking workshop as part of Historic Germantown’s ongoing Center-funded project Elephants on the Avenue.
Over the past 25 years, Pew Fellows have been recognized with numerous prestigious grants and awards, and have had their work presented in 49 US states and more than 60 countries.