Artists of Medal Day 2018

Cecilia Aldarondo

Discipline Film/Video – documentary
Region Upper Hudson Valley, NY
At MacDowell 2014, 2018

Cecilia Aldarondo, Mechanicville, NY, is an award-winning director-producer whose feature documentary Memories of a Penitent…
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Ingrid Arauco

Discipline Music Composition
Region Wilmington, DE
At MacDowell 1987, 2016, 2018

Ingrid Arauco, Wilmington, DE, is a composer working on a brass quintet for The Brass…
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Lesley Arimah

Discipline Literature – fiction
Region Minneapolis, MN
At MacDowell 2016, 2018

Lesley Nneka Arimah, Saint Louis Park, MN, is writing a work of magical realism set…
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Julia Bland

Discipline Visual Art – mixed media
Region Brooklyn, NY
At MacDowell 2018

Julia Bland, Brooklyn, NY, is developing a body of 2D and 3D works. Her works…
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Taylor Brorby

Discipline Literature – nonfiction
Region Geneva, NY
At MacDowell 2018

Taylor Brorby, Geneva, NY, is at work on a memoir, Coal and Oil: The Environmental…
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Jesús Castillo

Discipline Literature – poetry
Region Oceanside, CA
At MacDowell 2018

Jesús Castillo, Oceanside, CA, was born in Ciudad Valles, in San Luis Potosí, Mexico in…
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Philip Clark

Discipline Literature – nonfiction
Region Falls Church, VA
At MacDowell 2018

Philip Clark, Falls Church, VA, is writing a biography of the gay publisher and First…
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Shira Dentz

Discipline Literature – poetry
Region Albany, NY
At MacDowell 2003, 2018

Shira Dentz, Menands, NY, is working on a hybrid memoir composed of poetry, prose, and…
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Mark Dresser

Discipline Music Composition
Region Encinitas, CA
At MacDowell 2000, 2015, 2018

Mark Dresser, Encinitas, CA, is building upon the musical and critical success of Sedimental You…
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Rinde Eckert

Discipline Theatre – playwriting
Region Nyack, NY
At MacDowell 2018

Rinde Eckert, Nyack, NY, is at work on a music-theater piece based on the life…
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Carmina Escobar

Discipline Interdisciplinary Art
Region Los Angeles, CA
At MacDowell 2018

Carmina Escobar, Los Angeles, CA, is an experimental vocalist, performer, improviser, sound and intermedia artist…
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Morgan Gould

Discipline Theatre – playwriting
Region New York
At MacDowell summer 2018

Morgan Gould, New York, NY, is developing her newest play, Three Fat Sisters. She is…
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Andrew Sean Greer

Discipline Literature – fiction
Region San Francisco
At MacDowell 2001, 2003, 2005, 2011, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2018

Andrew Sean Greer, San Francisco, CA, is writing a tragicomic exploration of American life. He…
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Jennifer Karady

Discipline Visual Art – photography
Region Brooklyn, NY
At MacDowell 2007, 2018

Jennifer Karady, Brooklyn, NY, is working on a new series of photographs and video. Her…
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John Kelly

Discipline Interdisciplinary Art
Region New York
At MacDowell 1994, 1997, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2018

John Kelly, New York, NY, is completing a graphic novel A Friend Gave Me A…
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