Clarice Tara Cuda and Winnie Wu (both Art) received the 2018 Lance and Elena Calvert Award for Excellence in Creative Works and Advanced Undergraduate Research.
Cuda, who will graduate Saturday with a BFA, created the 2018 sculpture "Power Suit," which examines traditions of mourning and materiality from the 19th century to the present. The sculpture will be on display at the Donna Beam Art Gallery through June 1 as part of the 2018 BFA Exhibition.
Wu, a member of the Honors College who is scheduled to graduate in December with a BA in Art History, is the author of a paper, "Julia Margaret Cameron's Photographs as Paintings." The paper explores how photography (in the 19th century defined as a technology of truth rather than an art) was used to create fictional identities that played out in an illumination of literature, rearrangements of social class, and to position itself as a major art form like painting or sculpture.
With the support of a generous endowment from Lance and Elena Calvert, the award recognizes excellence in undergraduate research projects that incorporate the use of University Libraries’ collections and demonstrate sophisticated information literacy skills. The judges mainly focus on the research process: the demonstration of library research skills, adept use of library resources and reflection upon the strategies used to investigate a research problem. Winners receive a cash prize and public recognition of their excellent work.