Painter Kimia Ferdowsi Kline chosen as Basil Alkazzi Artist in Residence at Wayne State University in Detroit
NYFA is proud to announce artist Kimia Ferdowsi Kline has been selected to be the Basil Alkazzi Artist in Residence for a five-week residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Ferdowsi Kline was also a semi-finalist of the Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence, in painting.
Kimia Ferdowsi Kline recalls the moment she found out about the residency: “Coincidentally, I had just finished reading the New York Times article, "Last Stop on the L Train: Detroit” when I received the email notifying me of the residency. My immediate reaction was amazement at the serendipity, and then of course total excitement about the opportunity. I also felt deeply honored to learn that I was a semi-finalist for the Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence”.
The residency takes place from September 16 through October 21, 2015. NYFA includes a $5,000 stipend and takes care of the artist’s travel expenses. During her stay, Wayne State University provides Ferdowsi Kline with a studio space and on-campus housing (subsidized by NYFA).
“I can’t predict how the residency will impact my work” states Ferdowsi Kline, “but I’m very much looking forward to exploring Detroit and experiencing a new city–particularly one that has garnered such national attention for its creative community.”
The residency will result in an exhibition at the University’s large bi-level Elaine L. Jacob Gallery from April 8 through June 24, 2016.
For more information on the Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence click here.
To find out about the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University visit art.wayne.edu.
See these paintings in Ferdowsi Kline’s solo exhibition, “Landscapes for the Hungry” at Turn Gallery in New York City. The exhibition opens Wednesday, September 9.
Images, from top: Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, Watermelon Window, oil on paper, 2015; Kim Ferdowsi Kline, Homeland, oil on paper, 2015