Marianne Hoffmeister MFA ’22 was awarded a 2021 AAF Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts by the American Austrian Foundation. The fellowship recipients study with well-known and highly-respected artists, curators and art critics from around the world and immerse themselves in a European contemporary art scene. Due to the current COVID-19 travel restrictions, the fellowship was offered online. Marianne attended the two-week course Drawing as Fictioneering by Shubigi Rao, which addressed the multiple relationships of drawing with text, fiction-building, myth-making, non-linear narratives and as radical form of resistance. The intensive course included lectures on methods, diverse art practices, individual studio visits, peer critiques, and the exploration of drawing as a collaborative tool. It offered also invitations to diverse online lectures/discussions and Open Studios session part the Summer Academy’s programming.
The AAF/Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts provides fine arts graduate students at American universities, or those who have completed their graduate studies within the past two years, fellowships to study at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg in Austria.