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20 Jul
Fri / 2012

July Salon at the Maison Dora Maar

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On July 31 at 7 p.m. we will hold a salon at the Dora Maar House. 

During the salon, the Brown Foundation Fellows in residence will present their work to the public. Presentations will be followed by informal discussions and drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the garden.

Nancy Bowen is a mixed-media artist known for her eclectic mixtures of imagery and materials in both two and three dimensions. Like an artistic archaeologist in this age of globalization and post-industrialization, she salvages (often disappearing) ornament and craft traditions and incorporates them into sculpture and drawings. Bowen has had solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe including the Lesley Heller Gallery and Annina Nosei Gallery in NYC, Galerie Farideh Cadot in Paris, the Betsy Rosenfield Gallery in Chicago, and the James Gallery in Houston. She has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Jentel Foundation, and the European Ceramic Work Center, among others. She is currently an associate professor of sculpture at Purchase College, SUNY. She lives in Brooklyn and maintains a studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Peter Doroshenko is the executive director at the Dallas Contemporary. Before his arrival in Dallas, Doroshenko was the president and artistic director of the Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine. He has held director and curator positions at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England; SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium; inova (Institute of Visual Arts), Milwaukee; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse. Doroshenko has written or contributed to several books and numerous exhibition catalogues on artists' work. He published a monograph on collectors who have constructed their own personal museums entitled Private Spaces for Contemporary Art (Rispoli Books 2010). In 2002, France awarded Doroshenko the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. While at Dora Maar he plans to complete interviews and create a final manuscript for publication for his manuscript Wake-Up Call: How to Navigate the Art World Waters.

Tilar Mazzeo is a scholar of comparative literature and cultural studies. She has her PhD in both English literature and in theory and criticism from the University of Washington. She teaches British and comparative literature, material culture studies, and literary and cultural theory at Colby College. She is the author of Plagiarism and Literary Property in the Romantic Period (University of Pennsylvania Press 2007), the New York Times best-selling biography The Widow Clicquot (Harper Collins 2008), and The Secret of Chanel No. 5 (Harper Collins, 2010). While at the Dora Maar House, she will be completing her forthcoming book The Ritz at War.

Greg Miller has been a writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Yaddo, MacDowell Colonies, and at the Camargo Foundation. Miller was named Mississippi Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Having served as chair of the English Department and president of the Faculty Council, Miller is a professor of English at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. The University of Chicago Press has published three books of Miller's poetry: Iron Wheel (1998), Rib Cage (2001), and Watch (2009); Mercy Seat press published Mississippi Sudan (2007). Miller's George Herbert's 'Holy Patterns': Reforming Individuals in Community was published by Continuum in 2007, and his collaborative translations of and commentaries on George Herbert's Memoriae Matris Sacrum: "The the Memory of My Mother: A Consecrated Gift" by the George Herbert Journal Monograph Series (2012).  Miller's poems have appeared recently in Tikkun, Slate, Spiritus, and other journals. While at Dora Maar, Miller will work on a long prose essay about his work over the last 10 years with Sudanese refugees The Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan and his travels in South Sudan.

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