Grant Wood Art Colony
The mission of the Grant Wood Art Colony is to nurture creative work and teaching in disciplines relevant to the art and life of Grant Wood—studio art and art history, and eventually expanding to a variety of disciplines. The program exemplifies the University of Iowa’s historic commitment to creative work and pioneering of the Master of Fine Arts degree. The Grant Wood Art Colony will further embody the "Iowa Idea" of bringing artists and scholars together in an academic context, as first formulated in the 1920s by President Walter Jessup and Graduate Dean Carl Seashore. The long-term goal is to create a vibrant colony and cultural center, woven together by gardens and studio space.
The Grant Wood Art Colony celebrates the life and legacy of Iowa’s most famous artist, Grant Wood. After painting one of the most recognizable images in the world, American Gothic, Wood joined the University of Iowa faculty. Each year, the Colony provides three Fellowships in Painting, Printmaking , and Interdisciplinary Performance. Fellows teach courses, engage Iowans, and pursue their artistic endeavors. The Colony also hosts a biennial symposium and other public lectures to perpetuate Wood’s legacy as an artist and advocate of contemporary art.
For more information visit https://grantwood.uiowa.edu.
Current FellowsBrandon Coley Cox
Fellow in Printmaking
Fellow in Interdisciplinary Performance (Theater)
Fellow in Painting & Drawing