Laura Castellanos was born in 1963 in New York City. In 1978, her family moved to Miami. She received her BFA from Florida International University and did graduate studies at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. In 1991, she moved to Seattle and in 1993 received a commission from the Seattle Arts Commission. Her work has been collected by the City of Seattle, King County and in corporate collections including Sellen, Nordstrom, and Siebu Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. Castellanos received a purchase award from the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. She lives and works in Seattle and her work can be viewed on www.LauraCastellanos.com.
Claire Cowie - 2004 Fellowship Recipient
Claire Cowie was born in 1975 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1997, and her MFA from the University of Washington, in 1999. Cowie’s work has been shown in a recent solo exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery. Additionally, her work has been featured at James Harris Gallery in Seattle, Cherrydelosreyes Gallery in Los Angeles, and the Portland Art Museum. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions at the Center on Contemporary Art, the James Harris Galley, SOIL, LAVA at Noodleworks, and Bumbershoot, all in Seattle. Cowie’s work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, ArtWeek, the Seattle Times, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She has been a recipient of the GAP Award from Artist Trust and her work has been acquired by such public collections as Microsoft Corporation, Swedish Cancer Institute, and the University of Missouri. Cowie lives and works in Seattle, and is represented locally by the James Harris Gallery.
Victoria Haven was born in Seattle in 1964. She received a BFA in Painting from the University of Washington in 1989 and an MFA from Goldsmith’s College, University of London in 1999. Haven’s work has been exhibited in Portland at PDX Contemporary Art, and the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. Additionally, Haven’s work has been presented at Howard House, Seattle; The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Drawing Center, New York City; Tablet Gallery, London; RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; Open Space Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada and The Space Gallery, Chicago. She has received numerous national and local awards including a Pollock-Krasner Fellowship, Art Matters Award, Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award, and an Artist Trust grant. Haven’s work has been published in The Stranger, The Seattle Weekly, the Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, New American Paintings, Reflex Magazine and The Arts Magazine. Haven lives and works in Seattle and is represented locally by Howard House.
Joseph Park was born in 1964. Park received a BAA from Cornish College of the Arts in 1988 and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1990. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Howard House, Seattle; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles; and Augen Gallery, Portland. Park’s work has been presented in numerous group exhibitions including The Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma; Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; Korean Cultural Center Art Gallery, Los Angeles; Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; Illinois State University, Normal, and California State Fullerton Museum of Art, Fullerton. Park’s work has been published in Art Issues, The Stranger, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer to name a few. Park lives and works in Seattle and is represented locally by Howard House.