Model in Shadow, 2008
Alexi Worth, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Senior Critic, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania: Painting.
From the Guggenheim press release:
"Edward Hirsch, the president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, announced today that in its eighty-fifth annual competition for the United States and Canada the Foundation has awarded 180 Fellowships to artists, scientists, and scholars. The successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of stellar achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment. One of the hallmarks of the Guggenheim Fellowship program is the diversity of its Fellows. The ages of this year's Fellows range from twenty-nine to seventy; their residences span the world, from Waipahu, Hawaii, to New York City and from Toronto to Glasgow; and their Fellowship projects will carry them to every continent..."
To learn more about the Guggenheim Foundation fellowships, see their website: http://www.gf.org/news-events/