Freund Programs

Freund Teaching Fellow Shimon Attie with MFA students Kahlil Irving and David Winningham. Photo: Whitney Curtis.

The Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Art Endowment Fund supports a pair of programs within the Sam Fox School: the Freund Teaching Fellowship and the Freund Visiting Artist Program.

Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship

Established in 1986, the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellowship promotes the exhibition and acquisition of contemporary art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, as well as the teaching of contemporary art principles in the Sam Fox School. Each fellowship consists of two monthlong residencies, during which recipients teach in the Graduate School of Art and prepare an exhibition for the Museum's Currents series.

Jennifer Bornstein is the Freund Teaching Fellow for the 2017-18 academic year. Over the past 20 years, Bornstein has earned an international reputation for large-scale installations that combine film, video, photography, printmaking and performance to investigate themes of time and perception.
Read the full news release about her appointment>>

Shimon Attie served as the Freund Teaching Fellow for the 2016-17 academic year. His exhibition Currents 113: Lost in Space (After Huck), which was on view at the Saint Louis Art Museum April 1-June 25, 2017, drew inspiration from St. Louis' location on the Mississippi River. For two decades, Attie has made art that reflects on the relationship between place, memory, and identity. In many of his projects, he engages local communities in finding new ways of representing their history, memory, and potential futures. Read the news release about his appointment>>

Andréa Stanislav, whose cross-disciplinary practice includes sculpture, installation, video, sound, and public projects, served as the Freund Teaching Fellow for 2015-16. For Convergence Infinité, her installment for the Currents series, Stanislav produced a multichannel video that maps the city using an aerial drone, creating a vista from a bird's-eye view.

Additional past Freund Teaching Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Matthew Buckingham, Cameron Martin, Angelina Gualdoni, Sarah Oppenheimer, Claudia Schmacke, Bruce Yonemoto, Ian Monroe, Chelsea Knight, Renata Stih & Frieder Schnock, Won Ju Lim, and Mariam Ghani.

Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Visiting Artist Program

The Freund Visiting Artist Program, launched in 2009, is open to a practicing artist, architect, or designer nominated by a current Sam Fox School faculty member. The visiting artist works with students and faculty on campus and produces an exhibition of work at the Kemper Art Museum. Recent Freund Visiting Artists include Balázs Kicsiny and Allison Smith.