Buie said that winning the competitive fellowship would help her to connect with her students at CCS in a bigger, broader way.
“It’s imperative for faculty to stay abreast of the most innovative teaching methods and trends in the field. The Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking at the University of Iowa — which is in the top five in the country for printmaking — is enabling me to learn more about a discipline I’ve practiced for most of my life,” Buie explained.
Developed by noted printmaker Anita Jung, the course Buie teaches, “Printmaking, Politics and Protest,” is one of a number of such courses at the university. “The facilities are on the leading edge of institutional printmaking, and I teach a course here, which is wonderful,” Buie said. “Every department offers at least one course that speaks to diversity and inclusion. Printmaking is fundamentally about image making, so it’s exciting to teach something with which I’m so familiar through a new lens.”
Named for Iowa’s best-known artist (the painter of American Gothic), the Grant Wood Art Colony traces its roots to the 1920s and 1930s, when Wood invited artists, writers and craftspeople to his home to collaborate. Welcoming its first fellow in 2011, the colony annually awards three fellowships in interdisciplinary performance, painting and printmaking via a national competition. The fellowship year concludes with an end-of-year exhibition.