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Creative Workforce Fellowship
December 10, 2010
A program of Generously funded by
Cuyahoga County residents through
Creative Workforce Fellowship
Every day, Cuyahoga County artists make a positive difference in our community. As art
educators, they expand students’ knowledge and understanding of the world. They are business
entrepreneurs whose art works and services import new dollars into our local economy. They
partner with neighborhood and community development organizations to improve civic and social standards of living for all of us.
In return, the citizens of Cuyahoga County, through the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), are investing in this exceptional group of creators, innovators and dreamers with the Creative Workforce Fellowship. The program seeks to sustain and develop the professional artists who form Cuyahoga County’s creative workforce; to establish a supportive environment for artists, creativity and innovation; and to increase awareness of Cuyahoga County’s artists and their professional contributions within the creative workforce.
Between 2009 and 2010, CPAC awarded through a competitive process more than $850,000 of professional research and development funds and support services to 44 talented literary, media, performing and visual artists who live and work in our community. This investment provides creative workers with the opportunity to spend more time to develop their art, initiate neighborhood-based projects, conduct research, advance the business side of their work and tell their story globally.
CPAC is now pleased to present the 2011 Creative Workforce Fellows. Each of these 20 individuals will receive a 1-year $20,000 fellowship; a tuition waiver for the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (www.cpacbiz.org/business/ent.shtml); a 1-year membership in the COSE Arts Network (www.cosearts.org); and inclusion of their professional work and accomplishments in the Creative Workforce Fellowship catalogue. CPAC’s Board of Trustees and staff are also proud to announce the 2011 Seth Rosenberg Prize recipients. These two artists will each receive a $2,500 grant toward professional development, supplies and materials; a tuition waiver for the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute; and a 1-year membership in the COSE Arts Network.
The following pages will introduce the reader to 2011 Creative Workforce Fellows and Seth Rosenberg Prize winners, as well as the panelists who recommended this year’s recipients. We want to express our deep appreciation to Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, CPAC’s partners in this program. Please join us in celebrating the extraordinary contributions of these individuals make to Cuyahoga County.
Tim Mueller, Chair, Board of Trustees Tom Schorgl, President & CEO CPAC
Creative Workforce Fellowship 2011 Fellows
CRAFT ARTISTWilliam Brouillard is Professor of Ceramic Art at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he has taught for the last 30 years. He did his undergraduate work at The State University of Wisconsin, Stout, at Menomonie, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education in 1969. He completed his graduate work in ceramics and received an Master’s of Fine Art in Ceramic Art from SUNY in 1976. After a residency at the Penland School for Crafts, he moved to Cleveland and began teaching at CIA in 1980. He was recently awarded an Ohio Arts Council Grant, Individual Excellence award, 2007, and The Cleveland Arts Prize for Lifetime Achievement, 2009.
William spends three days each week teaching and the rest making pots and doing commission work in his Tremont studio. His work draws from the landscape of Ohio heavy industry and the collision of the Industrial Age with the Digital Age.
Robot Fish Platter, 2010 LAURA COOPERMANVISUAL ARTIST
Laura Cooperman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006. While at MICA, she was accepted into the New York Studio Program in New York City, where she worked as an assistant for Nancy Spero and Alan Sonfist and studied under the direction of many professional artists. Following her graduation, Laura was awarded the Grainger Marburg Travel Grant, which allowed her to live and work in Beijing and led to a yearlong period of extensive travel. In each new place, she created a collection of cut paper drawings and installations depicting the specific architectural landscape she found there. Through the amalgamation of these specific sites, she references the loss of localized meaning in our contemporary world.
Laura has exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues such as the Maryland Art Place, the Center For Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, Flanders Art Gallery and Gallery Imperato.
Awards include the Winifred M. Gordon International Award, the Grainger Marburg Travel Grant and a residency at Red Gate in Beijing, China. She has been included in several publications, including Perfect Paper, Handmade 3D and The Paper Engineering Handbook.
Detail of Installation – No Where But Up, 2010 STEPHANIE CRAIGCRAFT ARTIST
Stephanie Craig’s ceramic sculpture from the Factory Work Series comment on the tensions between traditional and contemporary cultures, addressing the individual and the collective, the new and the antiquated, the natural world and the industrial. Her artwork has been exhibited and honored widely, including an Individual Excellence Award in 2008 from the Ohio Arts Council. In 2009, Stephanie was a featured ‘Emerging Artist’ in Ceramics Monthly, and her artwork was showcased on the cover of the journal’s May issue. Her artwork has also been published recently in 500 Ceramic Sculptures by Lark Books in 2009. In addition to maintaining an active exhibition schedule, Stephanie is presently Adjunct Faculty in Art at Baldwin-Wallace College and at Cuyahoga Community College. She has held previous teaching appointments at Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Stephanie was awarded ‘Outstanding Graduate Student Award’ upon completion of a Master’s of Fine Arts at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2004. Presently, she maintains a ceramics studio, Hectic Studio, in Cleveland with her husband and fellow artist Todd Leech.
factory work series: the assembly line, 2010 MATTHEW HOLLERNCRAFT ARTIST
Matthew Hollern is Professor of Jewelry and Metals and Dean of Faculty at The Cleveland Institute of Art, where he has taught jewelry and CAD/CAM + RP since 1989. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Art and French at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his junior year, he attended the Université d’Aix-Marseille and studied art at the École des Beaux Arts. In 1989, he earned a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry and Metals from Temple University. He has received research and professional development grants from the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ NEA Research Fund, the Lilly Foundation, The John and Maxeen Flower Fund, the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Ohio Arts Council. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe, and is included in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Vatican, DesignMuseo Helsinki, The Ohio Crafts Museum and others.
Current projects include ongoing research and studio practice in digital design and rapid prototyping in jewelry and design. As a founding member, he continues to contribute to the organizational development of Cadlaboration, an inter-institutional collaboration established to foster education and substantive collaboration among artists working with digital technologies.
One of One – Grid (detail), 2008 MICHEL INADESIGN ARTIST
Michel Ina was born in Managua, Nicaragua, to parents of Lebanese descent. At the age of 4 and as a result of an earthquake, his family left Central America for their ancestral home in Zahle, Lebanon. At the age of 8, they left for the United States due to the Lebanese Civil War.
His family's pattern of displacement and change began a search in him for understanding and meaning that would help to shape and guide his later design explorations. Ina’s work addresses characteristics of balance, measure and time. His work experiments with the physical qualities of materials and objects to explore their meanings in contemporary culture. Through daily experiences, he constantly discovers how we form relationships with these elements and their functions.
In 1993, Michel received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Cincinnati’s Architectural program. He has a diverse design background that builds on his extensive studio explorations. He is recipient of several awards, including the 2009 Seth Rosenberg Prize and the 2008 Individual Excellence Award for the Design Arts from The Ohio Arts Council. His work is included in many private collections as well as the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Cleveland Recycle / Trash Bin Design, 2010 BRIAN ANDREW JASINSKIDESIGN ARTIST
Brian Andrew Jasinski, a graphic designer and mixed-media artist, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1999. As a designer with Epstein Design Partners, Brian designs for a broad range of organizations, including medical institutions, universities, business enterprises and nonprofit organizations. His work has been recognized in various design exhibitions and publications both locally and nationally, including AIGA, PRINT, HOW Magazine and Communication Arts.
Brian launched Grey Cardigan, his line of illustrations and stationary product, in the summer of
2009. Grey Cardigan’s imagery depicts the whimsical and sometimes mysterious interactions of figures, flora, fauna and typography within environments that range from stark and pure color tones to heavily patterned detail. Citing the colors, patterns and overall fashion of the 1930s through the 1960s as inspiration, he expresses his reverence for the formality of the past through the images he creates. Grey Cardigan has been featured in Made in the 216, various exhibitions, and is carried in the collection of local independent shops including Room Service, Banyan Tree, and Native: Cleveland.
Les Saint des Oisseaux, June 2009 KASUMIMEDIA ARTIST
Kasumi is internationally celebrated as a leading innovator of a new artform synthesizing film, sound, video and emerging technologies. She has won global acclaim for her experimental films and video art in venues worldwide, from her Lincoln Center appearance with Pinchas Zukerman and The New York Philharmonic to live performances with Grandmaster Flash and DJ Spooky, and has performed and exhibited work at Württembergischen Kunstverein Stuttgart and at the Chroma Festival de Arte Audiovisual in Guadalajara, Mexico.
An associate professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art, book author, essayist, film-script writer, Academy Award-nominated soundtrack composer, and former Baroque musician with four LP albums to her credit, Kasumi has received the Adriano Asti Award for Best Experimental Film at Montecacini, Italy; Director's Citation at the Black Maria Film Festival; Seoul Film Festival's Special Jury Award; Best Experimental Film at IFP Chicago and Sapporo International Film Festival; and others. Her work has been screened at festivals in Iran, the Slovak Republic, Turkey, Japan, Korea, Romania, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Holland, France, England, the U.S. and Canada and displayed at distinguished institutions worldwide. Kasumi recently won the Vimeo Award for Best Remix.
VISUAL ARTISTMichael Loderstedt’s work incorporates photography, printmaking, artist books and installation.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from East Carolina University in 1981 and his Master’s of Fine Arts from Kent State University in 1985. His work is contained in various public collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Progressive Insurance, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Akron Art Museum and the Kupferstich-Kabinett in Dresden, Germany. He has completed international residencies at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium, and the Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden. Michael’s work has recently been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Germany at the Kulturrathaus in Dresden, the Alte Feuerwache Galerie in Loschwitz and as part of Portrait 100 Project in Hellerau. Other recent exhibition venues have included the Print Center in Philadelphia and the International Print Center in New York and the City = Graphics exhibition at the Frank Taal Galerie in Rotterdam. Michael is an Associate Professor of Art in Printmaking/Photography and the Graduate Coordinator of the School of Art at Kent State University.
Schiff Geschichte, 2010 GEORGE MAUERSBERGERVISUAL ARTIST
After completing the Foundations program at the Pratt Institute, George Mauersberger received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Painting from Ohio University. He has lived in Cleveland since 1984. Recently promoted to Full Professor in the Art Department at Cleveland State University, George is currently serving a second term as Art Department Chair, which will conclude in May 2011. He has won awards in a variety of exhibitions, including The Three Rivers Arts Festival, the New Orleans National Art Exhibition, the Rockford Midwestern and the Cambridge Annual. In 1999, Mauersberger was selected to receive an Individual Artist Fellowship by the Ohio Arts Council. His work is included in the collections of University Hospitals, Progressive Corporation, Key Corp., Deloitte and KaiserPermanente, among others. In 2006, he co-curated and participated in On the Wall, a walldrawing exhibition at the CSU Art Gallery featuring seven artists, including Sol Lewitt and William Kentridge. His most recent solo exhibition was in 2007 at St. Bonaventure University. His most recent group exhibition was Delineate in 2008 at the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland.
Wallflower 14, 2006 PAUL O’KEEFFEVISUAL ARTIST