Congratulations to UIC SoA Assistant Professor Thomas Kelly and his partner Carrie Norman for receiving a 2018 United States Artist Fellowship Award in the category of Architecture and Design. Norman Kelley is among 45 artists from across the country and from various fields who will receive an unrestricted $50,000 award to honor their creative achievements and to support continued work.
USA’s 2018 Fellows were selected by a panel of experts in each discipline, then approved by the organization's board. They were drawn from a peer-nominated pool of over 500 outstanding applicants. The jury for Architecture and Design included Sarah Herda (Executive Director of the Graham Foundation), Natatsha Jen (Partner at Pentagram), and Andrew Zago (UIC faculty, and Partner at Zago Architecture).
Founded in 2006 by the Ford, Rockefeller, Rasmuson, and Prudential Foundations, USA is among the largest providers of unrestricted support to artists working and living in the United States. To date, USA has provided more than $22 million in the form of unrestricted $50,000 awards directly to more than 500 artists working in all disciplines and at every career stage.