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December 08, 2010

SFAI Professor Renée Green Awarded Prestigious USA Fellowship

San Francisco Art Institute professor Renée Green is among the 52 artists to receive a 2010 Fellowship from United States Artists (USA), a national grant-making and advocacy organization. Established in 2006 and given to artists in design, literary, media, performing, and visual arts each year, the fellowships consist of a $50,000 unrestricted grant.

Green has taught at SFAI since 2005, and served as Dean of Graduate Studies from 2005 to 2010. She is an artist, filmmaker, and writer whose interdisciplinary work combines installations, sound, architecture, printed materials, film, and digital media. Creating immersive and at times interactive environments, she investigates circuits of relation and exchange over time; the gaps and shifts in what survives in public and private memories, as well as what has been imagined and invented; and the effects of a changing transcultural sphere on what can now be made and thought.

Green’s work has been seen throughout the world in museums, biennales, and festivals. In 2010, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts mounted Renée Green: Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams, an exhibition of two large installations and associated works spanning 15 years. Other recent solo shows include Ongoing Becomings: Retrospective 1989-2009, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne (2009); Endless Dreams and Water Between, the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK (2009); Wavelinks, Neuberger Museum of Art (2006) and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2004); and Unité d’habitation, Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris (2006). Other venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; and the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Past winners of the USA Fellowship include SFAI film professor George Kuchar and alumnus Catherine Opie (BFA 1985), both of whom received the award in 2006.