The Trawick Prize Jury

Selection Panel 

The 2020 competition will be juried by Larry Cook, Carrie Fucile and Noah Simblist.

Larry Cook 
Assistant Professor of Photography
Howard University
Former Trawick Prize Winner

Larry Cook is a photographer and conceptual artist who won The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards in 2017. He has shown his work in both solo and group shows, including at Rush Arts Gallery in New York, NY, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and Galerie Myrtis, Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore, MD. He completed a fellowship at the Hamiltonian Gallery and later became an artist-in-residence at the Washington Project for the Arts. Cook is a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant. He received his Master of Fine Arts from The George Washington University and is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Howard University.

Carrie Fucile 
Professor of Digital Art & Design
Towson University

Carrie Fucile is an interdisciplinary artist who works with sound, installation and performance. She is known for producing sound by manipulating found objects and subjecting them to various technological processes. Fucile has presented her work at many venues around the world including The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, IA&A at Hillyer in Washington, D.C., Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA, Casa Contemporânea in São Paulo, Brazil and the Director's Lounge in Berlin, Germany. Additionally, she has completed residencies at D'CLINIC in Hungary and World of CO in Bulgaria. An award-winning artist, Fucile received the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in 2013, 2016 and 2019 and was a Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalist in 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and her Master of Arts in Digital Art from Brooklyn College. Fucile is a Professor of Digital Art & Design at Towson University.

Noah Simblist 
Chair of Painting & Printmaking & Associate Professor of Art
Virginia Commonwealth University 

Noah Simblist is a professor, curator, writer and artist. His artwork has been shown internationally, and he has curated, and co-produced exhibitions and events. His curatorial projects include False Flags with Pelican Bomb in New Orleans (2016), Emergency Measures at the Power Station (2015), Tamy Ben Tor at Testsite (2012) and Queer State(s) at the Visual Arts Center in Austin (2011). He was on the curatorial team for the 2013 Texas Biennial and in 2016, was the co-curator and co-producer for New Cities Future Ruins, which invited artists, designers and thinkers to re-imagine and engage the extreme urbanism of America’s Western Sun Belt. He has contributed to many publications and has published interviews with Kader Attia, Khaled Hourani, AL Steiner and AK Burns, Omer Fast, Jill Magid, Walead Beshty, Yoshua Okon and Nicholas Schaffhausen. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College, his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington and his PhD in Art History from the University of Texas. Simblist is an Associate Professor of Art and is the Chair of Painting & Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University.