Holy Cross Professor Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

WORCESTER, Mass. – Robert ParkeHarrison, an assistant professor in the visual arts department at Holy Cross, was recently named a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  This most prestigious fellowship carries with it a $33,000 award.

ParkeHarrison is one of the 179 fellowship winners selected in the United States and Canada out of a pool of 2,785 applicants.

Earlier this month, ParkeHarrison was one of only two Americans selected to participate in the Tokyo Biennale at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.  He will show his work in two upcoming group exhibitions, Eleven Artists Eleven Visions at the DeCordova Museum in Concord, Mass., and Three Generations at the Spiva Art Center in Joplin, Mo.  He also has been chosen to have solo exhibitions at both the Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, N.M., and the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York, N.Y.

A member of the Holy Cross faculty since 1995, ParkeHarrison earned his bachelors of fine arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute and his master of fine arts degree from the University of New Mexico.  He resides in Worcester with his wife and daughter.

The Guggenheim Foundation was established in 1925 by U.S. Sen. Simon Guggenheim and his wife as a memorial to a son who died in 1922.  The foundation offers fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts.