Liz Alexander Awarded MCC Grant

February 7, 2011

Montserrat Sculpture Faculty member Elizabeth “Liz” Alexander of Gloucester, whose art re-imagines patterns and designs in surprising new contexts, has been awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Grant.

Twenty-nine artists were awarded for creating work of exceptional quality in the disciplines of music composition, play-writing, and sculpture/installation. The MCC’s Artist Fellowship Program has awarded $7,500 unrestricted grants to 15 artists, and distinguished 14 others as finalists with $500 grants.

The jury panel was composed of Montserrat College of Art Gallery Director Leonie Bradbury and artists Christopher Frost and Niho Kozuru. Both Frost and Kozuru are past fellows in this program.

This is the first series of individual artists receiving direct funding from the MCC in 2011. In late May, MCC will announce awards in the disciplines of crafts, film and video, and photography. Learn more about the program, and about all artists selected since 2003 on our Gallery@MCC.

The MCC Artist Fellowship Program awards grants in specific artistic disciplines on a biennial cycle. Applications are accepted from artists who live and work in Massachusetts. Next year, fellowships will be awarded in drawing, painting, traditional arts, choreography, fiction/creative nonfiction, and poetry. Artist awards are based on recommendations by independent panels of experts who practice in the disciplines they review.