sfai news

December 13, 2011

HFBK/Art School Alliance Scholarship awarded to Marcella Arreaga

SFAI is pleased to announce that the HFBK Art School Alliance Scholarship recipient for 2012 is Marcella Arreaga, a current undergraduate painting student at SFAI. Marcella will spend April through August studying at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg, Germany.

The Art School Alliance Scholarship was launched in 2010 with the goal of intensifying links and exchange with renowned art universities within Europe, China, and the United States. Each spring semester, one SFAI undergraduate student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement is chosen to travel to Hamburg and participate in an innovative work/live environment with students from five other institutions. To complete the exchange, SFAI hosts a student from HFBK in the fall.

“SFAI is one of only two U.S. schools to participate in the HFBK Art School Alliance, which connects students from around the world to form a creative community of artists and critical thinkers,” said Jeannene Przyblyski, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs. “We're proud of our internationally adventuresome students and proud to welcome HFBK students to our globally-focused school.” Marcella added, "This program is definitely a chance of a lifetime and I can't wait to see everything that I'll learn through this entire experience.”

Marcella is a Texas native, with family roots in Mexico. Interested in travel, cross-cultural exchange, and pushing her personal and artistic limits through new and unfamiliar experiences, Marcella has already participated in Faculty-Led Programs to Argentina and Italy. During the residency in Hamburg, Marcella will continue her studio practice, explore the city and culture of Hamburg, and exhibit in a group show at the end of the term. She also intends to blog about her experience.

The HFBK Art School Alliance Scholarship covers the cost of housing and provides a $3,000 stipend. The other participating institutions are School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; China Academy of Art, Hangzhou; Goldsmiths, University of London, Department of Art; École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; and Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna.

For more information on the program, click here.