Amber Eve Anderson (MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art)
Tommy Bobo (MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art)
Akea Brionne Brown (BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art)
Madeline Stratton (MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art)
Yacine Fall (BFA, The George Washington University Corcoran School of Arts)
The 2019 Hamiltonian Fellows were selected from a competitive pool of 95 high quality of applicants nationwide. The External Review Panel, comprised of five art professionals, evaluated every application and gathered to discuss each artist based on criteria regarding artistic merit and relevance to today’s art world. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the panelists for their generosity and enthusiastic support of this endeavor:
Colette Veasey-Cullors is Associate Dean for Design and Media at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Her work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries, including The California African American Museum, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston/Glassell School of Art, and The Chattanooga African American Museum. Her work is included in the 2017 publication “MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, an anthology featuring the work of more than 100 female photographers of African descent from around the world, as well as “BLACK: A Celebration of a Culture” and she produced the cover design for the textbook African-American Sociopolitical Philosophy: Imagining Black Communities.
Ryan Dattilo is a lawyer, art collector, and founder of De Novo Gallery, opening this summer in DC. He currently works as Senior Counsel with the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and is on the board of Washington Project for the Arts.
Nara Park is a sculptor and installation artist based in Washington, DC She holds a BFA in General Fine Arts followed by an MFA in Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she received the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award by the International Sculpture Center and Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship. She is a recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship, the Young Artist Award from the Trawick foundation and the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship.
Park’s work has been on exhibit at numerous venues including Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, The Phillips Collection, Grounds for Sculpture, Baltimore/Washington International Airport and American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Her work has been featured in the Sculpture magazine, The Washington Post and Artnet News. Her public collections include The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.
Springsteen is a contemporary art gallery founded by Hunter Bradley and Amelia Szpiech in Baltimore, MD (2013) and is a member of NADA (The New Art Dealers Alliance). The gallery has organized over 30 exhibitions and is dedicated to working with artists engaged in critical discourse across various media. In addition to the program in Baltimore, Springsteen has organized exhibitions at Interstate Projects (Brooklyn), Et al. etc. (San Francisco), Breve (Mexico City) as part of CONDO Mexico City, and A+ Contemporary (Shanghai) as part of CONDO Shanghai.