Lucile Walton Fellow
The Lucile Walton Fellowship program began in 2013 and is named for long-time and much-loved Station resident Lucile Walton. The Walton Fellow artist is fully funded to stay for two weeks during the summer, made possible through the Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities. During the Summer Seminar Series, the Walton Fellow gives a lecture about his or her work to the Mountain Lake community. Fellows are identified by invitation.
2014 Walton Fellow: Stephen Vitiello
Stephen Vitiello is an electronic musician and media artist. His sound installations have been presented internationally and are in the collections of museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Past exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, MASS MoCA, the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the 2006 Biennial of Sydney, the Cartier Foundation, Paris and in public spaces including on the High Line in NYC. Vitiello has collaborated with such artists and musicians as Nam June Paik, Tony Oursler, Pauline Oliveros, Julie Mehretu, Taylor Deupree and Ryuichi Sakamoto. His work is the subject of a 27- minute documentary produced by Australian TV. Vitiello has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship for Fine Arts, Creative Capital funding in the category of Emerging Fields, and an Alpert/Ucross Award for Music. Originally from New York, Vitiello is now based in Richmond, VA where he is a professor in the department of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.
2013 Walton Fellow: Ana Golici
Ana Golici works in printmaking and digital media. Originally from Romania, she studied at the Institute of Fine Arts Nicolae Grigorescu in 1989. She works out of New York City and graduated from Hunter College in 1999 with an MFA in Printmaking. Golici's work is shown in galleries in the United States, including the Library of Congress and the New York Hall of Science; in Romania at the Romanian Museum of Art; and in many private collections across the world.