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Ford Family Foundation | Rauschenberg Residency Fellowships • The Artists

The Ford Family Foundation




The Ford Family Foundation's Visual Arts Program honors the late Hallie Ford's interests in the visual arts. The goal of the program is to help enhance the quality of artistic endeavor and body of work by Oregon's most promising visual artists.

2017 - 2018 AWARDEES :: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation | Rauschenberg Residency

Tannaz Farsi

Tannaz Farsi | Eugene, OR
I work through a spatial and material practice that can activate certain sets of questions. Most recently, I have been interested in the history of feminist practices in Iran, my birth country. The current outcome of this inquiry is a series of works that spans plant materials, objects and text. The text is an archive of sorts, the names of historical and contemporary Iranian women listed as a means of creating a visible and accountable document of public intellectual labor in the homeland and abroad.

Ralph Pugay

Ralph Pugay | Portland, OR
I paint absurd situational narratives that combine incongruous symbols and ideas. My work is influenced by naïve art, Gary Larson, Breughel the Elder, video games, the news and the global tradition of miniature narratives. I see my work containing the mash-up of collective memories, feelings, neuroses and fantasies. Dark humor that triggers feelings of alienation and belongingness simultaneously plays an indispensable role in my work.

2016 - 2017 AWARDEES :: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation | Rauschenberg Residency

Adam Kuby

Adam Kuby | Portland, OR
I create landscape-based, ecologically responsive public artworks and temporary installations. My works are collaborations with the built and natural world that foster a sense of connectedness in our increasingly fractured environment. Each project offers a chance to explore how human communities, urban landscapes and natural systems can better coexist.

Brittany Powell

Brittany Powell Parich | Portland, OR
In much of my work, my interest lies in the everyday. I depict common objects or sights; sometimes they’re mass-produced man-made items, and other times they’re views of the natural world. My methods and materials cover a wide range, from creating interior environments with contact paper cut-outs on the walls to painting natural objects to look like junk food.

QUESTIONS? Contact the Alliance of Artists Communities at or 401-351-4320.