Project Fellowships

Student Participants

Alice Freeman

PicturePost-Baccalaureate Student, UK

Born St Ives, Cornwall in 1991, Alice Freeman studied ceramics at St Ives Gaolyard Pottery Studios and life drawing with the St Ives School of Painting (2004-2007). Work experience with Tate St Ives in 2006. In 2008 she attained City and Guilds certificate in Life Drawing. 

She moved to London in 2009 and attended Byam Shaw, Central St Martins School of Art, achieved foundation diploma in Fine Art. 

In 2010-2013 she attended Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London, studying B.A. Hons Drawing.   Exhibitions include:
2011, 'Headlights' solo show in Belsize Lane, London. 
2012 attained UCL certificate in Anatomy for the Artist. 
2012, 'Draft' group exhibition in Peckham, London. 
2012, 'BA-SE' group exhibition in Shoreditch, London. 
2013, Camberwell Drawing Degree Show.

Biochemistry is a key focus in Alice's work. The natural growths in the landscape have a subtle yet strange impact on the environment. These growths appear to mirror those of disease upon cells within the body. The biological forms gorge and weaken tree limbs and organs causing tension between repulsion and beauty. 

Her work deals with the tactile and textural qualities in etching and sculpture. Forms emerge through hands-on manipulation of a range of materials such as: latex, scrim, asphalt, nylon, wax, pigments and expanding foam. These are moulded into an environment, transforming it into a visceral space that both repels and attracts.

Catherine Bullock

PicturePost-Baccalaureate Student, USA

Katie Bullock is from Broadview Heights, Ohio, USA. She graduated with distinction from Ohio State University in 2012 with a BFA in Painting and Drawing with minors in Art History and Arts Administration/Entrepreneurship. Following graduation she was the Curatorial Assistant at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art where she aided in the execution of several exhibitions. She has also worked as as studio manager, artist assistant, and research assistant. 

Over the past couple of years her work has transitioned to the creation of diorama-like peepshow boxes that utilize light, space, and optics in an attempt to recreate personally observed moments that are normally found in the peripheral of day to day experience. In an effort to capture these fleeting occurrences it is her hope to find the truly substantial and in doing so challenge ideas of perception and scale.  

Ellen Giddings

PictureUndergraduate Student, USA, Oberlin College

Ellen Giddings is a rising junior currently studying Visual Art and Cinema Studies at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. She speaks both Swedish and English, as her mother is Swedish and her father American. She was raised in New York City and partially in the southwestern Swedish countryside, mostly during the summers. Her artistic background lies within painting and drawing yet she is increasingly more interested in installation work. She strives to investigate the coherent creation of components such as sculpture, drawing, film, sound and how these separate bodies are joined in molding a single “piece.” These past few years at Oberlin she was worked on shifting her focus from painting and into the realm of these investigative installations. 

Giulia Cananzi

PicturePost-Baccalaureate Student, Italy

Giulia Cananzi was born in Genoa, Italy in 1985.
She completed her high school studies in 2003 in a religious private institute. She grew up with a very rigorous and strict education between family and school, she started to look for her own path and decided to leave university after changing her field of study three times (she moved from law to archeology to biotechnology).  After many foreign experiences, (she lived for six month in Houston, USA, then six month in Tokyo, Japan) and many travels all around, destiny led her to the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, and she realized that Art is her Path.
She finds in Sculpture the best way to express her feelings the way to mold matter and give shape to the Unseen; to carve marble means to discover her self, and triumph over her fears.
During Academy, she also graduated from the Institute Pietro Tacca (2011/2012).
A very eclectic and rule-breaking artist, she is always looking for her self in a steady evolution.
She is interested in a wide cultural range that goes from sculpture to performance in
which her body and her appearance has a predominant role.

Irene Lupi

PicturePost-Baccalaureate Student, Italy

Irene Lupi was born in Livorno, Tuscany, in 1983.
She attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, and in Erasmus to Bilbao, Spain, in 2008.
She is currently attending a Masters in Fine Arts at the Accademia di Belle Arti, in Florence.
Her installations are the assembled product of various different techniques and material, often exploring the themes of memory and identity.

She has taken part in many collective exhibitions including;
“Tematica fantastica en la Pintura”, curated by  Lamiak, Bilbao.

Performance" 7000+1", Florence.
“Seminary of Grzegorz Kowalski”, XIV Biennale Internazionale di scultura, Istituto del marmo 
“Pietro Tacca”, Carrara.
"Does the sculptor need a camera?Camera as a tool to study time_space", XIV Biennale Internazionale in Carrara, Istituto del marmo 
“Pietro Tacca”,  Carrara. 
“Souk” curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Ex3, Florence.

“Proiezioni” , Casa Masaccio, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno, Ar.
“News from Nowhere, SRISA Project Space, Florence.
“Recenti acquisizioni” Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno, Ar.

“Nobel Explosion & anti-hail rockets” Uqbar Projektraum, Berlin.

“Works on paper,” Making thinks happen, Berlin.

“Dalle Accademie a Volpedo. Biennale d’arte giovane “, Turin.
“E uguale emme ci al quadrato," Fuel Art Gallery, Livorno. 
“Acqua”, Montevarchi, Ar.
“Souk”,San Salvi, Florence.
“Boycott” sound installation with Party Bag.
“Accademia in Palazzo”, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence.

Isobel Rose Lister

PictureUndergraduate Student, UK

Born and raised in Bath, Somerset, England, Isobel Lister has spent the last two years studying Fine Art at Kingston University, London.

Before University she traveled the world photographing India, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, New Zealand, Fiji, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.

Repetition and pattern can be seen throughout her work - she experiments with how one creates their own world/utopia by continually moving from different mediums to keep fluidity within her practice – from drawing, screen printing and installations to film and clay. 

Isobel's work this academic year has particularly been influenced by films of Stanley Kubrick (through direct access to the director's archive material), Matthew Barney’s The Cremaster Cycle, Diana Thater's installations, Carlos Cruz-Diez's light installations and Paul Noble's Imaginary World drawings. Isobel’s last installation was exhibited at Kingston University and consisted of two large geometric metallic glazed clay globes; one housed an inside projector pointing through to display a film on the surrounding walls and ceiling. The ceramics were positioned on metal, mirrored ‘plinths’.

2011 – present Fine Art BA (Hons) Kingston University, London
2009 – 2010 Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) City Of Bath College
2007 – 2009 A Level Art, History, English Literature and Philosophy. Ralph Allen School, Bath

Juliana Pepper

PictureUndergraduate Student, USA

Juliana Pepper (aka Peppa) was born in Paris, France. She currently lives in Worcester, MA, USA, where she attends Clark University, studying Visual Arts and French.  Her artistic practice includes works in painting, video, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. 

Mary Elizabeth Hogan

PictureUndergraduate Student, USA

Mary Elizabeth Hogan was born in Petaluma, California, USA. She studies photo & media at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California.

a haiku titled before:

and when I wake up

i look up (at Last) and know

some things that I saw

Michelle Boerio

PicturePost-Baccalaureate Student, USA,  Ohio State University graduate

Michelle Boerio is a visual artist, part-time educator and full-time daydreamer. She graduated from the Ohio State University with a BFA in Painting and Drawing and a minor in English. As a local artist, Michelle has been involved in the Columbus arts community through a variety of galleries and institutions; currently, she is an education intern at the Columbus Museum of Art and a docent at the Wexner Center for the Arts. Fascination with literature, myth, and zoology form the conceptual base of Michelle’s eclectic body of work. Her art mainly lives in the categories of painting and drawing with side-trips into assemblage, installation, and video. She looks forward to learning from everyone at the Siena Art Institute, exploring Siena inside and out, and eating gelato whenever possible.

Natalie González

PictureUndergraduate Student, USA

Natalie González (b. 1993) is a Mexican born, Mexican-American artist based in Chicago. She was born in the small, costal city of La Paz, Mexico. Growing up in the home of Christian Missionaries, at a young age she was surrounded by people who either suffered from abuse or were abusers and was forced to come to terms with the harsh reality that surrounded her. She lived in Mexico until she decided to pursue higher education. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, scheduled to graduate in 2015.

Her work questions the emotional changes that come with culture shock, changing locations, as well as an analysis of her own character. Through documentation, she is enabled to construct a visual archive of what was happening during specific moments in her life and is able to analyze the situations with more clarity. 

Serena Cestari

PicturePost-Baccalaureate Student, Italy

Serena started loving drawing since the first day she held a pencil; She immediately started drawing on the floor. Desperate, her parents gave her white sheets of paper, but she kept on painting on the floor. So they signed her up for the Art High School. There she was finally able to express her creativity, so she felt free to … keep on drawing on the floor. Then she grew up a young woman and could finally attend the Florence Fine Arts Academy and managed to convey and express all her energies in arts, so that now she … still keeps on happily drawing on the floor.

Susie Pentelow

PicturePost-Baccalaureate Student, UK

Susie Pentelow (b. 1991, UK) studied at Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and Camberwell College of Arts. She has exhibited in group exhibitions across London including in Alter at Vegas Gallery (2013), The Transparency Issue, Utrophia (2012) and Camberwell Arts Festival (2011). She was shortlisted for the Salon Art prize in 2012 and participated in a residency at Cyprus School of Art in summer 2013. Alongside her artistic practice, she has completed various curatorial projects and held positions in leading contemporary art galleries in London.

Sart life