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Visual Arts Professor Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Contact: Janet Sassi

 Adorama, by David Storey

David Storey, M.F.A., assistant professor of visual arts and associate director of the department,  has received a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts.

Storey, an abstract painter, was one of 180 fellows from the United States and Canada chosen in the areas or arts, science and other scholarship chosen from a group of 3,000 applicants. The awards, established in 1925, go to those "who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts."

The award will enable Storey to work on a series of large paintings based on similar scales and configurations used in his smaller works on canvas, and to complete several series of drawings.

“My work has always sought to simultaneously bring together elements of imagistic pictorialism and distinctly non-referential abstract construction, “ Storey wrote in his statement of plans. “I aim for an artificial yet credible naturalism in which the painting or drawing feels comfortably familiar, while delivering the unexpected recognition of the unseen.”

Storey has also received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the arts. His work is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Boston Museum of Fine Art, among others. He has had more than a dozen solo exhibits.

To see more of Storey's work, go to Fordham Notes.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in Westchester, the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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