Assistant Professor Lauren Gallaspy Receives Prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant
A huge congratulations to Lauren Gallaspy, faculty member of the Art & Art History Department Ceramics Area who has been selected as a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant!
The Foundation acknowledges artists creating work of exceptional quality with a cash award of $25,000.
Brian Snapp, Chair of the Art & Art History Department, recently stated, “We are extremely proud of Lauren receiving this prestigious award.” He noted the award’s cachet, adding, “The Joan Mitchell Grant is well known as one of the more important recognitions for artists in this country. This is Lauren’s first year teaching for us at the University of Utah and we are thrilled to have her as a member of our faculty.”
Upon hearing of her selection, Gallaspy said, “It feels, of course, gratifying and empowering to be recognized in this way, in particular, as an artist working primarily in a medium that is often overlooked by the broader art world.” Gallaspy, who received her BFA in ceramics at the University of Georgia and her MFA from Alfred University in Alfred, New York has been an active artist with a rigorous studio practice in both sculptural and functional ceramics.
Read full Press Release here