blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Elizabeth King received BFA and MFA degrees from the San Francisco Art Institute. She was a 1996-97 Fellow in the Visual Arts at the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College. Her 1999 book Attention's Loop (A Sculptor's Reverie on the Coexistence of Substance and Spirit), published by Harry N. Abrams, won both a design award in the American Institute of Graphic Arts "50 Books/50 Covers 1999" competition and a Merit Award for Design in the 1999 New York Book Show. In February 2002, King chaired a panel at the College Art Association entitled "The Automaton, the Homunculus and Other Artificial Beings: Towards an Interdisciplinary History." In 2002 she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University as the School of the Arts Research Professor in the Department of Sculpture.  

Photo by Carlton Newton




Carlton Newton received his MFA degree from the San Francisco Art Institute and has taught at Princeton University, the College of William & Mary, the University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited widely, including The New Museum in New York, The American Academy in Rome, The Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, The American Academy in Rome Prize in Sculpture, and a Virginia Commission for the Arts Fellowship.