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2011.10.11 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO Professor Receives Prestigious Art Grant

Omaha - Wanda Ewing, associate professor of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), was recently honored with a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant of $10,000.

Ewing, who has been at UNO since 2005, received the grant amidst strong international competition.

According to its website, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, named in memory of Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner, has awarded 3,569 grants totaling over $54 million since its creation in 1985.

"It is a huge honor to be a recipient of one of these prestigious awards," Ewing said. "The grant was established by the abstract painter and art icon Lee Krasner in order to benefit future international artists in their creative endeavors. I am now a part of that history."

Ewing’s work, which explore issues of race, beauty standards, sexuality and identity, has been displayed nationally and internationally in locations such as Buenos Aires, Argentina; Bristol, United Kingdom; and New York City.

Some of Ewing’s work, as well as more information on past and upcoming exhibits, can be viewed at her personal website: http://www.wandaewing.com.

For more information about the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and its mission, visit its website: http://www.pkf.org.

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