St. Lawrence University
Fellowship Description: 

Catherine Tedford, director of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, is developing a new studio art course on street art that will include a component in which students write about street-based ephemera for the online digital archive “Street Art Graphics.” Tedford said in her proposal that she decided to develop the new course because it fits well with St. Lawrence University’s commitment to teaching students about visual and technological literacies.

Bio

Director of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University, will serve as the Weaving the Streets Project Co-Director. At the Brush Gallery, Ms. Tedford oversees an ambitious program of rotating exhibitions, educational events and activities, and a permanent collection of over 8,000 art objects and artifacts. During the past ten years with collaborative support from the Libraries and Information Technology Department, the Gallery has digitized selected items from the permanent collection and made them available on its Web site (http://stlawu.edu/gallery/). Ms. Tedford has written extensively about street art on her research blog, Stickerkitty, and has presented papers at academic conferences in England, Germany, Scotland, and the U.S. In 2013, she was awarded a Faculty Research Grant from the Deutsche Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) German Academic Exchange Service in support of the street art sticker project, which in turn has led to new collaborations with Berlin-based Archiv der Jugendkulturen and Infoladen Daneben, both of which house street art collections dating from the early 1990s to present. Ms. Tedford holds an M.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Position: 
Director of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery