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Professor Joey Fauerso awarded $25,000 Joan Mitchell grant

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Kelly Youngs | November 5, 2020

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Joey Fauerso, professor in the School of Art and Design

Joey Fauerso, professor in the School of Art and Design, has received a $25,000 grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation for Painters and Sculptors.

The foundation, based out of New York City, works to bring awareness to abstract artist Joan Mitchell’s life while providing opportunities to aspiring artists. Every year, the foundation awards 25 artists with $25,000 each in unrestricted funds through its Painters & Sculptors Grants, which were first established 27 years ago to enhance the lives and careers of artists.

Fauerso was named among the 2020 recipients of the grant. The full list of recipients can be viewed at

Fauerso’s work is primarily centered around painting, video, installation, and performance that addresses issues of gender, humor, and family. Her work has been featured in several exhibitions at galleries including MASSMoCA, the Drawing Center in New York, and New Mexico State University Art Museum. She credits her upbringing in a Transcendental Meditation community in Iowa as a source of inspiration for her work, along with how gender is expressed in Western art, and her experiences as a parent.

Fauerso’s full creative portfolio can be found at

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922