Hugh Kaul Curator of Contemporary Art Hallie Ringle was recently granted a Curatorial Research Fellowship by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
The Warhol Foundation will award a total of $413,500 in Fall 2018 Curatorial Research Fellowships, the highest amount since the program began in 2008. Fellows will receive grants of up to $50,000 to support new scholarship on contemporary artistic practice, particularly that which is experimental and under-recognized. Research activities include travel, visits to relevant museums, archives and collections, convenings of colleagues and advisory groups as well as the development of related publications. Recipients were selected through the foundation’s biannual open submission process.
“The curators in this group will conduct research on artists and movements that have been overlooked or ignored while engaging with, in many cases, difficult subject matter that is timely and culturally relevant. Their projects will bring new perspectives and methodologies to bear on the study of exhibition-making and currents in contemporary art,” said Joel Wachs, the foundation’s President.
Leading a collaboration between The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Birmingham Museum of Art, Hallie Ringle plans to produce a traveling exhibition and accompanying monograph—the first ever—on the life and work of artist Mavis Pusey. As a part of her research, she will travel to New York, London, Philadelphia and elsewhere where Pusey studied and worked, making abstract paintings and prints in the mid to late 20th century. Additionally, Ringle will develop an archive of Pusey’s work, which will be vital in documenting this important, yet under-examined and underrepresented artist.