April 9, 2020
The Yale School of Art is pleased to announce that faculty members Danna Singer and A.L. Steiner are among the 2020 Guggenheim Fellows named today by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Three Yale School of Art alumni are also named among the 2020 Guggenheim Fellows: artists Leslie Hewitt, Gordon Ennis Moore, and Katy Schimert, whose graduating classes span from 1972 to 2004.
This year’s fellowships were awarded to 175 writers, scholars, artists, and scientists meticulously selected from nearly 3,000 applicants across the United States and Canada in the Foundation’s ninety-sixth competition. Chosen through a rigorous peer-review process on the basis of both prior achievement and exceptional promise, the 2020 Fellows are drawn from 53 scholarly disciplines and artistic fields, 78 academic institutions, 31 states and the District of Columbia, and 2 Canadian provinces.
Danna Singer was appointed by the School of Art as a Lecturer in Photography in the fall of 2019, after graduating from the program with an MFA in Photography in 2017. A photographer and educator, Singer’s work largely focuses on the social ramifications of economic inequality, depicting the struggles of working-class Americans.
A.L. Steiner was appointed by the School of Art as a Yale Presidential Visiting Fellow in Photography for 2018, and in January 2019 she began her new appointment as Senior Critic in Film/Video. Steiner’s approach within the genre of film, video, and lens-based media emphasizes an artist practice that reflects that of a critical cultural producer exploring the traditions of collage and montage.
Since its establishment in 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted more than $375 million in Fellowships to over 18,000 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates, Fields Medalists, poets laureate, members of the national academies, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Turing Award, Bancroft Prize, National Book Award, and many other internationally recognized honors.
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