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For the third year in a row, the 2005 Mary L. Nohl Fellowships have honored MIAD faculty members.

MIAD Professor Jason Yi received a $15,000 fellowship in the established artist category, while Foundations instructor Juan Juarez received a $5,000 fellowship for an emerging artist.

In addition, Nicolas Lampert, who teaches in MIAD’s annual Creative Educators Institute (CEI), received a $15,000 established artist fellowship.

MIAD’s CEI, an annual summer residency, is one of the nation’s leading professional advancement programs for K-12 art teachers.

All told, three established artists and five emerging artists from the Milwaukee area received the prestigious fellowships, named for the late Fox Point artist Mary L. Nohl. The fellowships are awarded by a panel of respected art experts from outside the Milwaukee area.  

Jason Yi’s work explores cultural and generational ironies in wide-ranging media, including sculpture, photography, drawing, video and multimedia installations. He has exhibited in several major U.S. cities such as Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and New York. His international exposure includes being a visiting artist and having exhibitions in Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Austria and Italy.

Juan Juarez, also a multi-media artist, creates installations that investigate issues of race and masculinity. He exhibits frequently in the Milwaukee area.

Nicolas Lampert is an interdisciplinary artist focusing on photomontage, graphic art, writing, experimental music and independent curating. He is primarily known for his collage art, include his series, "machine-animal collages."

Two MIAD faculty members were also listed as finalists for the fellowships: Jamal Currie, an assistant professor who teaches in MIAD’s Time Based Media program, and G Dumonthier, an instructor in Sculpture.

MIAD faculty members were also honored with Nohl Fellowships in previous years. In 2004, James Barany (Foundations and Time Based Media), received a award in the emerging artists category, and in 2003, Michael Howard (Painting), was honored as an established artist. Barany’s work, along with that of the other 2004 honorees, is currently on display at UWM’s Inova gallery.