Kristi Cheramie Wins 2016-17 Rome Prize Fellowship

Knowlton School Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Kristi Cheramie is one of 31 artists and scholars announced by the American Academy in Rome as Rome Prize Fellows for 2016-17. The Fellowship annually supports advanced independent work in the arts and humanities within a unique residential community in Rome. As winner of the Prince Charitable Trusts/Kate Lancaster Brewster Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture, Cheramie will be in residence at the Academy’s 11-acre campus in Rome during the 2016-17 academic year.

Former Knowlton School Associate Professor of Architecture and current President and CEO of the American Academy in Rome, Mark Robbins, said of the program: “The interdisciplinary mix of the Rome Prize winners represents the leading edge of contemporary American scholarship and creativity. Each Fellow is enriched by their experience in Rome and when they return, their work has a profound impact on the cultural life of the U.S. and beyond for decades to come.”

Rome Prize winners are selected annually through a national competition process by independent juries of distinguished scholars and artists in one of the 11 disciplines supported by the Academy, including: Literature, Music Composition, Visual Arts, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, and Historic Preservation and Conservation, as well as Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern, and Modern Italian Studies. Nationwide, almost 900 applications were received from 46 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. Cheramie was one of two winners in the Landscape Architecture category.

The Rome Prize winners were presented at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony, which was held in Kaplan Hall Auditorium at the New School in New York City.

Founded in 1894, the American Academy in Rome is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. It is the only privately funded not-for-profit institution among the national academies. In addition to the Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships, the Academy invites a select group of Residents, Affiliated Fellows, and Visiting Artists and Scholars to work together within this exceptional community in Rome.

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