Lori Bookstein Fine Art Announces Sharon Horvath as the Recipient of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant
Lori Bookstein Fine Art is pleased to announce that Sharon Horvath has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to study and teach in India beginning next month.
The artist will study in India beginning in December of 2013 for a period of four months, during which time, she will be affiliated with the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vandodara, Gujarat. In addition, Kriti Gallery Residency in Varanasi has invited the artist to participate in a one-month residency and subsequent exhibition in February of 2014. Beginning in March of 2014, she will be a guest artist at the Heritage House of the Vice Versa Foundation Residency Program in Goa.
While in India, Horvath will create a body of work in response to the visual inspiration of Indian painting and temple architecture. Of particular interest to the artist is Ragamala miniature painting, a genre that is understood as a visual translation of classical Indian Raga melodies into vibrant pictorial representations. The erotic subject matter of the paintings is intended to be a metaphor for the relationship between the human and the divine in Hindu spirituality.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
Sharon Horvath will be the subject of a forthcoming exhibition at Lori Bookstein Fine Art in the Fall of 2014.