Jennifer Datchuk named 2020 Fellow by United States Artists
Jennifer Ling Datchuk, an assistant professor of ceramics in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University, has been named a 2020 USA Fellow by United States Artists.
Datchuk is one of 50 artists across 10 creative disciplines recognized. The fellowship in the craft category comes with an unrestricted $50,000 award. The award honors Datchuk’s creative accomplishments and supports her ongoing artistic and professional development
USA Fellowships are awarded to artists at all stages of their careers and from all areas of the country through a rigorous nomination and panel selection process. Fellowships are given in the following disciplines: architecture and design, craft, dance, film, media, music, theater and performance, traditional arts, visual art and writing.
Trained in ceramics, Datchuk works with porcelain and other materials often associated with traditional women’s work, such as textiles and hair, to discuss fragility, beauty, femininity, intersectionality, identity and personal history. She holds an M.F.A. in artisanry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a B.F.A. in crafts from Kent State University. She has received grants from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, a travel grant from Artpace, and the Linda Lighton International Artist Exchange Program to research the global migrations of porcelain and blue and white pattern decoration. She was awarded a residency through the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum to conduct her studio practice at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany, and has participated in residencies at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China; Vermont Studio Center; European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands; and Artpace in San Antonio. In 2017, she received the Emerging Voices award from the American Craft Council. She lives and maintains a studio practice in San Antonio. Her website may be found at jenniferlingdatchuk.com.
For more information about the 2020 USA Fellows, visit www.unitedstatesartists.org.