The Center for Art + Environment (The Center) at the Nevada Museum of Art annually names a limited number of research fellows for two-year appointments.
The fellowships are not open for application, but are awarded by the Center in recognition of existing or proposed projects that can contribute unique and new understanding of how humans creatively interact with their natural, built, and virtual environments.
2017 – 2019 Fellows
Nina Elder’s work examines historic land use and its cycles of production, consumption, and waste. Mines, bombing ranges, and junk heaps are source material for her landscape paintings and representational drawings that explore the line between land and landscape, beauty and banality. Elder co-founded the off-the-grid artist residency program PLAND in northern New Mexico and served as the Residency Program Director at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Elder’s work is exhibited and collected nationally, and has been supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
Erin Elder is an independent curator of contemporary art guided by interests in land use, experimental collaboration, and non-traditional modes of expression. Her research-driven projects take participatory forms, working with a broad definition of art to bring audiences into a direct experience of a place. Elder co-founded and directed PLAND, and served as the Visual Arts Director at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, where she curated 50+ exhibitions and public programs.
Don Gill’s current work proceeds from a walking and mapping practice using photography and video. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions across Canada, the United States, and United Kingdom. Gill’s work has been supported by the Canada Council, Banff Center for the Arts, and British Columbia Arts Council. He teaches in the Department of Art at the University of Lethbridge.
Jonathon Keats is a conceptual artist and experimental philosopher who has, over the years, has sold real estate in the extra dimensions of space-time; attempted to grow God in a laboratory; and, copyrighted his own mind. His experiments put into practice his conviction that the world needs more “curious amateurs.” Keats is also an art and book critic, and the author of several books. He is currently engaged in designing a 5,000-year calendrical device that measures time through the growth of Bristlecone Pines.
2016 – 2018
2015 – 2017
2014 – 2016
Susannah Sayler & Ed Morris
Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson
2013 – 2015
2012 – 2014
David Stephenson & Martin Walch
2011 – 2013
Terry and Elizabeth Farnsworth
Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley