Congratulations to Elizabeth Malaska, 2018 Hallie Ford Fellow
June 25, 2018
On June 4, 2018, the The Ford Family Foundation announced the names of five Oregon visual artists who have been recognized as this year's Hallie Ford Fellows. Among those named was PNCA alumna Elizabeth Malaska. Malaska earned her MFA in Visual Studies in 2011.
Each year fellowships are awarded to outstanding artists by a jury of arts professionals. Fellows are chosen in acknowledgement of their talent, the demonstration of excellence in their work and the potential for significant advancement in their practices of art.
Artists Avantika Bawa, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, and Demian DinéYazhi´'13 of Portland, and Bruce Burris of Corvallis join Malaska as this year's recipients chosen from over 150 applicants. Each will receive a $25,000 unrestricted award and will join 30 of their peers selected over the last eight years as Hallie Ford Fellows.
Born and raised in Portland, Malaska earned her MFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is known for paintings that explore the place of the female body in a range of art historical contexts, raising issues about femininity, power, domination, and vulnerability, with social and political implications in our current times. Her work has been included in exhibitions regionally and nationally, including in Oregon at Portland Community College’s North View Gallery; the University of Oregon’s White Box; Disjecta; Milepost 5; Nationale; and the Oregon State Capitol. Malaska is represented byRusso Lee Gallery in Portland.
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