American Academy in Rome Announces 2011 – 2012 Rome Prize Winners

. April 19, 2011 . 0 Comments

The American Academy in Rome announce the winners of the 2011-2012 Rome Prize. Recipients of the 115th annual Rome Prize Competition are provided with a fellowship that includes a stipend, a study or studio, and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome, Italy.

The 2011-2012 Rome Prize winners are:
Albert Paul Albano • Aaron S. Allen • Margaret Marshall Andrews • Paola Bonifazio • Bradford Albert Bouley • Benjamin David Brand • Angela Co • Lonn Combs • Beatriz del Cueto • Jennifer R. Davis • Matt Donovan • Sean Friar • Colin Gee • Elliott Green • Jiminie Ha • Albertus G. A. Horsting • Mary Reid Kelley • Sean Lally • Lei Liang • Siobhan Liddell • Craig Martin • Camille S. Mathieu • Jackie Murray • Suzanne Rivecca • David A. Rubin • Jenny Snider • Heidi Wendt

The 2011-2012 winners will join Elizabeth C. Robinson and Carly Jane Steinborn who will be in the second year of their Rome Prize Fellowships.

Each year, through a national competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to approximately thirty individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months to two years to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues’ erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, and the Academy have to offer.

The 2011-2012 winners will join Elizabeth C. Robinson and Carly Jane Steinborn who will be in the second year of their Rome Prize Fellowships.

Each year, through a national competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to approximately thirty individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months to two years to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues’ erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, and the Academy have to offer.

A more detailed description of the 2011-12 Rome Prize winners follows:

Ancient Studies

Paul Mellon/Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship of the Archaeological Institute of America Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
MARGARET MARSHALL ANDREWS
Graduate Group in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, University of Pennsylvania
Down in the Valley: a topographical study of the Subura in Rome from Caesar through Charlemagne

Frank Brown Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
ALBERTUS G. A. HORSTING
Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame
Prosper of Aquitaine’s Poetical Synthesis of Augustinian Theology: A Critical Edition of The ‘Liber Epigrammatum’

Andrew Heiskell/National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Rome Prize
JACKIE MURRAY
Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Skidmore College
Apollonius’ Argonautica: Anchored in Time

Irene Rosenzweig/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
(year two of a two-year fellowship)
ELIZABETH C. ROBINSON
Department of Classics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Larinum: A Case Study for the Romanization of Southern Italy

Emeline Hill Richardson Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
HEIDI WENDT
Departments of Religious Studies and Classics, Brown University
Emporium Deorum: Entrepreneurial Religion in the Early Roman Empire

Architecture

Arnold W. Brunner Rome Prize
ANGELA CO
Principal, Studio Co
Instructor, University of Kentucky College of Design
Cataloging and Prototyping Baroque Effects

Gorham P. Stevens Rome Prize
LONN COMBS
Principal, EASTON + COMBS, New York, NY
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
New Vectors of Liquid Stone: Speculations on the Material Innovations of Pier Luigi Nervi and the Roman Tradition

Design

Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky Rome Prize
COLIN GEE
Theater Artist, Brooklyn, NY
“Frontier”, production design

Rolland Rome Prize
JIMINIE HA
Creative Director/Founder, W/ —— Project Space
New York, NY
The Design of Constraints

Historic Preservation and Conservation

Booth Family Rome Prize
ALBERT PAUL ALBANO
Executive Director, Intermuseum Conservation Association, Cleveland, Ohio
The Holy Grail of the old Master Glow and the Myth of Patina

National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize
BEATRIZ DEL CUETO, FAIA
Principal, Pantel, del Cueto & Associates, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Conservation Methodology for Historic Buildings in the Spanish Caribbean

Landscape Architecture

Prince Charitable Trusts Rome Prize
SEAN LALLY
Founder, WEATHERS – Sean Lally, LLC, Chicago, IL
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Gradient Nolli

Garden Club of America Rome Prize
DAVID A. RUBIN
Partner, OLIN, Philadelphia, PA
Repurposing the Ruined (Mined) Landscape

Literature

Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, a gift of the Drue Heinz Trust/American Academy of Arts and Letters
MATT DONOVAN
Chair, Department of Creative Writing and Literature, Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Every Last Thing

John Guare Writer’s Fund Rome Prize, a gift of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman
SUZANNE RIVECCA
Writer, Jamaica Plain, MA
The Habitants: A Novel of Walt Whitman in New Orleans

Medieval Studies

Lily Auchincloss Post-Doctoral Rome Prize
BENJAMIN DAVID BRAND
Assistant Professor, Department of Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology, University of North Texas
The Historiae Sanctorum of Medieval Rome

Millicent Mercer Johnsen Post-Doctoral Rome Prize
JENNIFER R. DAVIS
Assistant Professor, Department of History, The Catholic University of America
Charlemagne’s Practice of Empire

Phyllis G. Gordan/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
(year two of a two-year fellowship)
CARLY JANE STEINBORN
Department of Art History, Rutgers University
Transforming Sacred Space: Image and Materiality in the Orthodox Baptistery of Ravenna

Modern Italian Studies

Paul Mellon Post-Doctoral Rome Prize
AARON S. ALLEN
Assistant Professor of Musicology, School of Music, Theatre and Dance, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Fidelio in Italy: Reception, Historiography and the Crisis of Nineteenth-Century Opera

National Endowment for the Humanities/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize
PAOLA BONIFAZIO
Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian, University of Texas at Austin
The Documentary Scandal: Publicizing Modernization in Democratic Italy, 1948-1958

Donald and Maria Cox/Samuel H. Kress Foundation Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
(year one of a two-year fellowship)
CAMILLE S. MATHIEU
Department of the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
Revolutionizing the Antique: French Artists and Artistic Community in Napoleonic Rome, 1803-1819

Musical Composition

Samuel Barber Rome Prize
SEAN FRIAR
Harold W. Dodds Honorific Doctoral Fellow, Princeton University
Expanding Clunker Concerto: A Junk Car Percussion Quartet Concerto

Elliott Carter Rome Prize
LEI LIANG
Associate Professor of Music, University of California, San Diego
Sextet and Chamber Concerto

Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Marian and Andrew Heiskell Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize
BRADFORD ALBERT BOULEY
Department of History, Stanford University
Dissecting the Holy: Saintly Anatomy in Early Modern Italy

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Rome Prize
CRAIG MARTIN
Assistant Professor, Department of History, OaklandUniversity
Renaissance Italian Thought and the Religious Rejection of Aristotle

Visual Arts

Jules Guerin Rome Prize
ELLIOTT GREEN
Artist, Athens, NY
Time Portrayed in Painting

Vera G. List/Edith Bloom Rome Prize
SIOBHAN LIDDELL
Instructor, Sculpture Department, Yale University
Diary of Light

Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize
MARY REID KELLEY
Artist, Saratoga Springs, NY
Literary Aspiration, Romantic Respiration

Harold M. English/Jacob H. Lazarus-Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize
JENNY SNIDER
Artist, New York, NY
Montage of Attractions: Rome

Rome Prizes in the Visual Arts are made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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