Current Porter Scholarship Recipients

Current Porter Scholarship Recipients

Media

Emma Krantz

Through her paintings, Emma works to encapsulate life’s more intimate and serene moments. Frequently drawing on introspection, while using figure and form to create pensive works, the viewer is invited to form their own narrative.

With heavy emphasis on composition, subject, and color, these snapshots are meant to embody life’s fleeting moments that come from periods of deep personal growth and emotional significance. Her work offers the viewer a momentary disconnect, skewing lines of reality and one’s own memory, bonding an emotional response and familiarity with an otherwise foreign moment in time.

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Victoria Reyes

Through exploration and examining political iconography, Victoria is working through learning new processes of making multiples to express imagery in repetition.

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Valerie Spina

In Valerie’s artistic practice, she blends elements of painting, collage, and photography to craft cybernetic worlds centered on figurative imagery. Using a mix of inkjet prints, acrylic paint, glitter, paper fragments, and other materials, this fusion is a multidimensional journey where human creativity and quasi-AI techniques intersect, transforming the creative process. Her work starts with original film photography, linking fantastical digital creations to tangible reality, with each piece featuring a central figure that captivates and draws viewers into a transcendent visual narrative. This approach highlights the symbiotic relationship between the artist and technology, using AI as an inspiration rather than surrendering to it, merging human intuition with technological prowess. The result is a series of cybernetic canvases where the convergence of pixels and pigments breaks the boundaries of traditional mediums, offering a new perspective on reality and artistic expression.