Graduate faculty member Katherine Bradford has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship Award for 2011. This highly prestigious and competitive fellowship is considered one of the most distinguished marks of achievement in the artworld. This year, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 180 Fellowships to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists in its eighty-seventh annual competition for the United States and Canada. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.
Katherine Bradford is a distinguished graduate faculty critic at PAFA. Her work has been shown at Edward Thorp Gallery in New York City, P.S.1/MOMA in Queens, the Brooklyn Museum and the University of Maine Museum in Bangor. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the Portland Museum of Art. She has been the recipient of a Pollock Krasner grant and an American Academy of Arts and Letters award. She has been a popular and influential critic in PAFA’s graduate program for many years.