Alumna Jenny Fine Awarded South Arts State Fellowship for Alabama

Jenny Fine. Photo credit Giles Clement.

Alumna Jenny Fine (BFA 2006) has won the 2022 South Arts State Fellowship for Alabama, awards given to “acknowledge, support, and celebrate the highest quality art being created in the South.” As one of the nine awardees (for each state in the South), Fine received a cash award of $5,000 and her work will be included in an exhibition at the Bo Bartlett Center in Columbus, Georgia, September 2 through December 10. With the other state finalists, Fine will also compete for two larger awards, announced in the fall. Jenny Fine presented her performance/installation work, Synchronized Swimmers, at the Gadsden Museum of Art in May and she has installed Sync/Swim at the Vulcan Materials Gallery at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, with a closing performance October 6. Follow her as she installs her work at @fannieamericus on Instagram.

Jenny Fine in her studio. Photo credit Lara Kosolapoff-Wright.

Enterprise, Alabama, native Jenny Fine is a visual artist and instructor who currently lives and works in Alabama. Rooted in the photographic form, Fine’s practice employs time as a material in her exploration of both personal and cultural memory, identity and our shifting relationship to the photograph in this digital, image-saturated age. Fine has shown her work in solo exhibitions at Geh8, Dresden, Germany (2012); Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, Ohio (2014); The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio (2015); Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York (2015); Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, Alabama (2015/2018/2020); Stephen Smith Fine Art, Fairfield, Alabama (2016); and  Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (2021).

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