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Frontier Fellowship: Dasha & Jonathan
July 12, 2018 - August 16, 2018
Dasha Bulatova and Jonathan Herrera join Epicenter for one month for our inaugural Emerging Frontier Fellowship.
Dasha Bulatova is a poet living in Oakland, CA. She holds a BA in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and is currently an MFA student at the San Francisco State University. Her work intends to examine and interweave the poetics of space, ecology, and narrative. She believes poetry is an essential element of placemaking and a deliberate means of settling into a chronology and topography. To this end, she is interested in the question of how writing in a place can enhance and elongate a regional narrative by facilitating a “rich remembrance” of its communities and ecologies. Her poetry often contains an assertive thread of memory, always polymorphous and mysterious. Her work can be found in Berkeley Poetry Review, Cal Literary and Arts Magazine, Inverness Almanac, and The Meadow. During the day, Dasha works as a language therapist with adults who have suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury.
Jonathan Herrera is a print-based studio artist and teacher from Chicago, IL. He has recently graduated and holds a BFA from the Minneapolis College in Art and Design. Through his studio practice and teaching philosophy, he materializes and facilitates ideas through concept building, process, and exploration of materials. His work has recently been exhibited at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN), and Concordia Gallery (St. Paul, MN). Herrera has also recently received residency/fellowship awards from Spudnik Press (Chicago, IL), High Point Center for Printmaking (Minneapolis, MN), and the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT).