Friday, September 25, 2009

NH art fellows announced

Visual artists Ross Cisneros of Sanbornville and Denise Dumas of Wilton have been named 2010 artist fellows by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Each will receive $5,000. The arts council describes the artists thusly:
“With a bachelor’s degree from the Cooper Union School of Art and a master’s from MIT, Cisneros is a multidisciplinary artist whose work includes videos and video installations, sculptures, film, live performance and musical compositions. He plans to use his fellowship award to help fund his participation in a fall exhibit in New York City. ‘My work is driven by a number of interests and experiences in the mediums of sound, sculpture, video projections, and multi-media,’ he writes in his artist’s statement.

“Dumas creates sculptures and videos that explore questions of boundaries and identity that were sparked by her move from Quebec to the United States. The fellowship award will help her create work for two upcoming solos shows, on in Lowell, Mass., and one in Montreal. ‘I live frugally so I may create my artwork. It’s like eating, breathing. I have to do it.’”


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