Finalists

2014 Trawick Prize Finalists

Larry Cook, Landover Hills, MD
Larry Cook earned his Bachelor of Arts from Plattsburg State University of New York and his Master of Fine Arts, with a concentration in photography and video art, from George Washington University. Cook’s work has been featured in exhibits at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, Hemphill Fine Arts, CONNERSMITH Gallery, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. In 2014, Cook was selected to participate in the 5×5 Public Art Initiative, a D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities project placing contemporary public art in key areas around the city. He is currently represented by the Hamiltonian Gallery.
 
Lisa Dillin, Baltimore, MD
Lisa Dillin is a Baltimore-based artist working in sculpture as well as participatory art. Her work utilizes wood fabrication techniques and digital photography, in addition to other processes. Dillin earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography and sculpture from Atlanta College of Art and her Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been selected for exhibition at various venues including the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Contemporary Museum and Gallery Four in Baltimore, MD, Washington Project for the Arts and Flashpoint in Washington, D.C., Artspace in New Haven, CT, and Nurture Art in Brooklyn, NY. Dillin was 2012 Sondheim Prize Finalist and is currently represented by the Hamiltonian Gallery.
Neil Feather, Baltimore, MD
Neil Feather is internationally known as an experimental musical instrument inventor and performer. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Montana. Feather was the recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2007. He has exhibited and performed solo and with collaborators, at venues including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the American Visionary Art Museum, the Knitting Factory in New York and the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. Feather was a founding member of the Red Room Collective and the High Zero Foundation. He is 2014 Sondheim Finalist. 
Zoe Friedman, Baltimore, MD
Zoe Friedman is a multi-media artist who specializes in large scale installation and stop motion animation. Friedman earned her Bachelor of Arts from Eckerd College and her Master of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2013, she traveled extensively through Europe, Israel, Turkey and India as part of the Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship and studied how pattern and ornamentation can evoke the sacred. Friedman has received other awards and honors including the MICA Graduate Fellowship Studio at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship.
Nicole Lenzi, Baltimore, MD
Nicole Lenzi earned her Bachelor of Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. Lenzi’s work takes a multi-dimensional approach that includes installation, interventions and works on paper. The principles of Taoism serve as a guide to propel works forward. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Allen Friebe Gallery in Oshkosh, WI, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, DE, The Arts Club of Washington in Washington, D.C. and others. 
Kim Llerena, Washington, D.C.
Kim Llerena is a photographic artist and educator. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from New York University and her Master of Fine Arts in Photographic & Electronic Media from Maryland Institute College of Art. Llerena has exhibited at venues including Gateway Gallery and Decker Gallery in Baltimore, MD, George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, Furthermore Gallery in Washington, D.C. and MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, NY. She currently serves as adjunct faculty at American University, George Mason University and Maryland Institute College of Art. 
 
Jonathan Monaghan, Washington, D.C.
Jonathan Monaghan creates animated video installations that challenge the boundaries between the real, the imagined, and virtual. Born in Queens, NY and now residing in Washington, D.C., Monaghan earned his Bachelor of Arts from the New York Institute of Technology and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Maryland. His work has been exhibited worldwide in venues such as Bitforms Gallery, BFI Southbank London, The Hirshhorn Museum and the Moving Image Art Fair London. He has given lectures and taught workshops at the Glasgow School of Art, the University of Denver and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is currently represented by Curator’s Office in Washington, D.C.
 
Martine Workman, Washington, D.C.
Martine Workman was born in Cumberland, MD, grew up in the Midwest and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from California College of the Arts. Workman focuses on line drawings and creates zines and artist books. Her work has been on exhibit in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, Brooklyn, NY, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA and Szczecin, Poland. In 2013, she was a VCCA fellow and exhibitor at the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. 
Naoko Wowsugi, Washington, D.C.
Naoko Wowsugi received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from both Kansas City Art Institute and Osaka University of Arts in Japan, and her Master of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. An artist of Korean-Japanese descent, she arrived in the U.S. in 2001 with five hundred dollars and could only speak her name and knew one English word, “Yes.” Her artistic practice grew out of a necessity and desire to build an understanding of people and place. Wowsugi works with photography, video, and performance as forms of communication and has exhibited in Richmond, VA, Burlington, VT, Washington, D.C., Brooklyn, NY and Kansas City, MO. Most recently she was granted the Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship.