Artists of Medal Day 2023

Anthony Acciavatti

Discipline Architecture – text
Region New York, NY
At MacDowell 2023

Anthony Acciavatti, New York, is the author of Ganges Water Machine: Designing New India’s Ancient…
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David Andree

Discipline Visual Art – painting
Region Fayetteville, AR
At MacDowell 2023

David Andree, Fayetteville, AR, is an artist whose work explores landscape as a subject of…
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Tamar Baruch

Discipline Film/Video – documentary, Film/Video – feature
Region Rishon LeZion, ISRAEL
At MacDowell 2019, 2023

Tamar Baruch, Rishon LeZion, Israel, earned a B.F.A. in film from the Steve Tisch School…
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Ashkan Behzadi

Discipline Music Composition
Region Brooklyn, NY
At MacDowell 2023

Ashkan Behzadi, Brooklyn, NY, earned his D.M.A. in composition at Columbia University where he studied…
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Jessica Bruder

Discipline Literature – nonfiction
Region Brooklyn, NY
At MacDowell 2019, 2023

Jessica Bruder, Brooklyn, NY, is the author of Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century…
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Cristóbal Cea

Discipline Interdisciplinary Art – new media
Region Santiago Metropolitana, CHILE
At MacDowell 2016, 2023

Cristóbal Cea, Santiago, Chile, is an artist and educator working at the intersection, both materially…
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Lesa Cline-Ransome

Discipline Literature – fiction
Region Rhinebeck, NY
At MacDowell 2023

Lesa Cline-Ransome, Rhinebeck, NY is the author of nearly 30 books for young readers including…
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Tamar Diesendruck

Discipline Music Composition
Region Arlington, MA
At MacDowell 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2023

Tamar Diesendruck (Delta Omicron Studio), Arlington, MA, composes for all acoustic media, and has explored…
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June Edmonds

Discipline Visual Art – painting
Region San Pedro, CA
At MacDowell 2023

June Edmonds, San Pedro, CA, received her M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, and…
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Ada Ferrer

Discipline Literature – nonfiction
Region New York, NY
At MacDowell 2023

Ada Ferrer, New York, is a writer and historian. Her most recent book is Cuba…
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Melissa “Mel” Friedling

Discipline Film/Video – animation
Region Brooklyn, NY
At MacDowell 2023

Mel Friedling, Brooklyn, NY, is a media artist, scholar, and educator teaching at The New…
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Rashawn Griffin

Discipline Visual Art – sculpture
Region Olathe, KS
At MacDowell 2007, 2016, 2023


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Aubrey Johnson

Discipline Music Composition
Region Brooklyn, NY
At MacDowell 2023

Aubrey Johnson, New York, is a jazz vocalist, composer, and educator. Her debut album, Unraveled…
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William E. Jones

Discipline Film/Video – experimental
Region Los Angeles, CA
At MacDowell 2020, 2021, 2023

William E. Jones, Los Angeles, is an artist, filmmaker, and writer. He has made two…
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Sheri Joseph

Discipline Literature – fiction
Region Atlanta, GA
At MacDowell 2005, 2010, 2023

Sheri Joseph, Atlanta, is the author of the novels Where You Can Find Me (Thomas…
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