2022 Research Fellow: Margo Handwerker
We are delighted to announce our second 2022 Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellowship awardee: Margo Handwerker.
Margo Handwerker is Chief Curator and Director of the Texas State Galleries at Texas State University. Handwerker holds a Ph.D. from the School of Architecture at Princeton University and a Masters in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a member of M12 STUDIO, a group of artists, researchers, and writers collectively based in Big Springs, Nebraska.
Handwerker’s Fellowship will expand on her doctoral dissertation “Art/Work: The Systems-Oriented Artist Expert, 1968–1984” by focusing on Robert Smithson’s 1972 proposal for Lake Edge Crescents in Ohio.
Robert Smithson, Lake Edge Crescents—Egypt Valley, Ohio—Strip Mine Reclamation Project (1972)
Graphite, paint overlay on aerial photograph
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm)
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