Entries by Jaime McLeod

Artist Paula Wilson Named a 2022–23 Lunder Institute Senior Fellow

We are thrilled to announce that artist Paula Wilson will serve as a Lunder Institute senior fellow and will be the recipient of the 2022–23 Alfonso Ossorio Creative Production Grant. Established in 2019 and supported by the Ossorio Foundation, the Alfonso Ossorio Creative Production Grant provides financial support to artists affiliated with the Colby Museum […]

Connect with Lunder Institute Senior Fellow Oscar Santillán

The Lunder Institute will host a dialogue session with senior fellow Oscar Santillán, faculty, and students via Zoom on November 16th at 5 p.m. EST. Santillán’s practice emerges from the notion of “Antimundo,” which he understands as “a way of identifying and generating realities that do not fit in the world.” For this purpose, he […]

Open Studios this Friday

Drop by the Greene Block + Studios at 18 Main Street in downtown Waterville between 6 and 8 p.m. on Friday, November 4, to get to know Lunder Institute of American Art resident fellows Tess O’Brien, Shasha Dothan, Gamaliel Rodríguez, and Dylan Hausthor during the first Lunder Institute Open Studios of the 2022–23 academic year. […]

Artist Oscar Santillán Named 2022–23 Senior Fellow

For the 2022-23 academic year, the Colby College Museum of Art’s Lunder Institute for American Art, in collaboration with the Holt/Smithson Foundation and the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence at Colby College, is pleased to announce that visual artist, cybernetician and writer Oscar Santillán has been selected as a 2022–23 senior fellow. His practice emerges from the notion of […]

Meet Our 2022–23 Residential Fellows

Over the coming weeks, a new cohort of Lunder Institute resident fellows will take up residence in Waterville for a year of community building and creative collaboration. Established in 2021, Lunder Institute residential fellowships provide artists with spacious studios as well as opportunities for collaboration with Colby College faculty, students, and staff, the Waterville community, […]

Colby Islands Convening

Through its Lunder Institute for American Art, the Colby College Museum of Art is holding a two-day convening in Waterville and Allen Island. Artists and curators came to Maine to inform the conceptual development of a future Colby Museum exhibition in its early phase. The Islands Project centers the creative production of artists with cultural […]

David Thomson Returns for an Intensive Residency

The Lunder Institute for American Art is excited to welcome visiting artist David Thomson back to Colby College for an intensive ten-day residency. Thomson and his collaborators, Katie Workum, Jaguar Mary X, Nehemoyia Young and Katrina Reid, will be here working through the final development and preparation of the production VESSEL, which is premiering this […]

Meet Our Summer 2022 Residential Fellows

Over the coming weeks, a new cohort of Lunder Institute resident fellows will converge in Waterville for a summer of community building and creative collaboration. Established in 2021, Lunder Institute residential fellowships provide artists with spacious studios as well as opportunities for collaboration with Colby College faculty, students, and staff, the Waterville community, and the […]

Erica Wall Named Director of the Lunder Institute for American Art

The Colby College Museum of Art announced today that Erica Wall will become the new director of the Lunder Institute for American Art. A creative, collaborative, and dynamic educator, curator and arts leader, Wall brings extensive community-building experience to Colby, where she will advance the mission of the Lunder Institute as a leading incubator and […]

Lunder Institute Resident Fellows: Creating Community through Art

Lunder Institute residential fellowships provide artists with spacious studios as well as opportunities for collaboration with Colby College faculty, students, staff, the Waterville community, and the region. The program involves artists at different stages of their careers and working in a range of artistic disciplines and mediums. Adriane Herman, who serves as a professor and […]

Sarah Sockbeson Named a 2021–22 Lunder Institute Senior Fellow and Alfonso Ossorio Foundation Creative Production Grant Recipient

The Lunder Institute for American Art has named Maine-based artist Sarah Sockbeson will serve as a Lunder Institute senior fellow and the recipient of the 2021–22 Alfonso Ossorio Creative Production Grant. Established in 2019 supported by the Ossorio Foundation, the Alfonso Ossorio Creative Production Grant provides financial support to artists affiliated with the Colby Museum […]

Golaleh Yazdani to Be the Next Lunder Institute Resident Fellow

The Lunder Institute for American Art is pleased to announce that Golaleh Yazdani, an Iranian-born mixed media artist currently based in Portland, Maine, will be the next resident fellow at the Greene Block + Studios in downtown Waterville. Yazdani will join Veronica Perez, Julia Arredondo, and E. Saffronia Downing, who each began their fellowships in 2021, […]

2021-22 research fellows convene in Maine

Participants in the 2021–22 Lunder Institute Research Fellowship program on the Art of the American Southwest visited Waterville in October. During their time at Colby College, they met with each other, with staff, and with their student research assistants, and they viewed the works they are researching in the Colby College Museum of Art’s collection. Led by […]

Muna Brown ’23 Reflects on Her Work with Dread Scott

In early October, Lunder Institute for American Art Senior Fellow Dread Scott visited Waterville for the first of his on-campus engagements with the Colby College community during his yearlong fellowship. Scott delivered a lecture, titled “The Art of Liberation,” at the Greene Block + Studios, inviting audience members to explore important questions surrounding the economic, social, […]