Amy Revier, a senior art major at Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, has received a Fulbright fellowship to study in Iceland and work in the studio of internationally recognized sculptor and textile artist Hildur Bjarnadóttir in Reykjavik from September 2009 through August 2010, Meadows officials announced Thursday.
A press release issued by the school noted that "Revier plans to divide her time in Iceland between Bjarnadóttir's studio, where she will weave and work on the artist's large-scale sculpture and textile pieces, traveling through the country to document and absorb the landscape, people and culture while creating her own textiles. She also plans to volunteer at the Library of Water, a project in Iceland by American artist Roni Horn, working directly with Icelandic and international artists, writers and musicians."
Photo: Amy Revier
A native of Austin, Revier will earn a Bachelor's degree in art in May. At SMU, she was a Hunt Leadership Scholar and president of the Student Art Association. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout Texas. Her next show, at the MAC (McKinney Avenue Contemporary) in Dallas, opens May 9, focusing on her hibernation suits and performance work. Revier is one of 1,450 U.S. citizens selected to study abroad this year through the U.S. State Department's Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and one of more than 40 SMU students who have been awarded the fellowship in the last 35 years.
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