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Two Faculty Members Receive Guggenheim Awards
Artist Eve Aschheim and Poet Timothy Donnelly Honored


Steve Runk    
Director of Communications
Lewis Center for the Arts

(Princeton, NJ) Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts Eve Aschheim and Visiting Associate Professor in Creative Writing Timothy Donnelly, both current members of Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts faculty, have received Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  They are among 181 artists, scientists and scholars announced on April 12 to receive fellowship awards.

Aschheim is an abstract artist whose work has been exhibited at museums and galleries nationally and internationally.  She has been teaching at Princeton since 1991 and became a full-time member of the Princeton faculty in 2001.   A recent recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, Aschheim has also received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Elizabeth Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  Her works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Pierpont Morgan Library’s contemporary drawings collection, the Yale University Art Museum, the National Gallery of Art, Fogg Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, and Kunstmuseum Bonn and Kupferstichkabinett, Nationalgalerie, both in Germany.  

Donnelly is poetry editor of Boston Review and teaches in the Writing Program at Columbia University's School of the Arts.   For the spring 2012 semester he is the Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes Visiting Associate Professor in Creative Writing at Princeton, teaching Advanced Poetry.  He recently received the prestigious Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his second collection of poetry, The Cloud Corporation.  His collected works include Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit (Grove, 2003), as well as The Cloud Corporation (Wave, 2010; Picador, 2011).   His poems have appeared in Harper's, The Iowa Review, The Nation, The New Republic, The Paris Review, and elsewhere.  Donnelly was also a 2011 finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.

Fellows are chosen each year on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.  This year’s recipients were selected from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants.  In announcing the 2012 Fellows, Guggenheim President Edward Hirsch noted, “These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best.”

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Photo caption: Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts faculty who received 2012 Guggenheim Fellowships:  Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts Eve Aschheim and Visiting Associate Professor in Creative Writing Timothy Donnelly
Photo credits:  photo of Eve Aschheim by Denise Applewhite; photo of Timothy Donnelly by Lynn Melnick

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