The Winner of the Excellence in New Media Scholarship Award: America Salomon

2018 Judson-Morrissey Excellence in New Media Award: Conference Attendance Scholarship for Students of Color
America Salomon, Columbia College Chicago

America Salomon is a thesis candidate in the MFA Interdisciplinary Arts and Media program at Columbia College Chicago. She moved to Chicago to begin her post-graduate studies after having worked as Assistant to the Director of Education at the High Museum of Art and received her BFA in Studio Art at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.


Image: America, Like the Country

Project Description:
‘America, Like the Country’ is a video installation that explores my desire for connection and belonging through the lens of my intertwined identities as Mexican, American, immigrant, and artist. Making use of interdisciplinary media from video and drawing to sculpture and projection, I draw from personal experiences in navigating across cultures and geographies.