Garand, sculptor, Enfield
Hampshire native, Brenda Garand is currently Assistant Professor
of Studio Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, where she
has been teaching since 1995. Since graduating from the University
of New Hampshire and Queens College of the City University
of New York, she has arranged an energetic schedule of more
than 48 solo and group exhibitions of her work in galleries
from Brooklyn to Tucson, New Haven to Austin, from Quebec
to New Hampshire. Her sculpture has been chosen for exhibitions
by the curator of contemporary art of the Whitney Museum of
American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Hood Museum, and
the Brooklyn Museum.
1987, she has received numerous grants and fellowships, including
a Fulbright to France and Berlin, Germany; an Andrew W. Mellow
Foundation Research Grant; the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation
Grant that enabled her to study "The Visual and Spatial
Constructs of the Bayeux Tapestry and Bayeux Cathedral"
in France. She has been a Fellow at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs,
NY, and a Ragdale Foundation Fellow in Lake Forest, Illinois.
In 1997, she received a Dartmouth College Junior Faculty Fellowship
to explore "The French Medieval Influences Along the
St. Lawrence River."
Fellowship would allow her to continue visual research of
French influences along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec,
Canada, coupled with studio work done in Enfield, NH. The
study includes architecture, art, and hybrid designs created
by Native Americans. In her application, Brenda Garand wrote:
"Recently a trip along the banks of the St. Lawrence
River in Quebec has allowed the incorporation of the agrarian
and fluvial, combining ideas of a sense of place, my heritage,
and the pressure of time. This is not only the physical pressure
of water teeming along narrow banks but also the cultural
pressure of merging peoples: French, English and Native American.
The work reflects upon the past and present, and of lives
that are hard, full and moving."
to 2001 fellows page
January 4, 2005