The Lab Fellowship
Fellowship application for Spring 2022 will open in December 2021.
The Lab offers one Fellowship each session. Fellowship includes full tuition for one session, permanent membership in our private FB group, an artist page, and free participation in the Flat File. Fellowships are merit-based and offered to talented artists who might otherwise not be able to participate in the Lab.
Congratulations to our fall 2021 Lab Fellow: Carol Herd-Rodriguez
We are grateful for your valuable contribution in the fall session.
I live in the meditation of composing paintings and drawings. The finished work a tangible result of the process. Hope, strength, nature, and abundance are ideas considered in my artwork. I intend for the viewer to find calm and peace through my work.
Previous Crit Lab Fellowship Recipients:
Lauren Levine, spring 2021
I have a visceral connection to my materials—it’s a churning gut feeling, aligned with the physicality and full body experience of painting. Visual impressions and lived moments leave their marks inside of me and alchemically transform from mystical to physical as they flow outside of me and onto the canvas through paint’s viscosity. While my work is not representational or intended to depict anything explicitly, ghosts of tangible and psychological places, along with beings, dreams, and shadows emerge.
Using oil on canvas and mixed media on paper, the imagery is atmospheric, elemental, and in recent pieces has more gravity, is stronger and hotter, echoing today’s discernible political, global and environmental impact. My paintings have come to reflect the state of the world, while my drawings are more intimate and personal—their interplay inexorably binds their development, creating a continuum where each piece grows from the last, each responding to these unprecedented times and our globally shared reality.