Each January, the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History seeks applications from emerging to mid-career artists in painting/drawing for the Grant Wood Fellowship Program for the following academic year.

Fellowship Recipient Responsibilities

  • Teach one class per semester in the University of Iowa School of Art & Art History, Painting & Drawing Area.  The candidate will teach an introductory course in the Fall semester and an advanced course in the Spring semester.
  • Present a public lecture about their work
  • Participate in limited public outreach activities (e.g.: workshops, discussion of your work with a local arts organizations)
  • Shared exhibition at end of year with the Grant Wood Fellow in Printmaking.

Fellows receive:

  • an appointment as a Grant Wood Visiting Assistant Professor in Painting & Drawing
  • $40,000 salary and benefits
  • private studio
  • furnished housing (in a shared, off- campus residence)

Required Qualifications

The applicant will have received an MFA in painting/drawing or have an equivalent combination of education and experience, evidence of a
national exhibition record, university level teaching experience, demonstration of a promising program of creative development using
painting & drawing as a mode of creative expressions and experimentation through the production of a personal body of work.

Desirable Qualifications

Understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches in the teaching of painting/drawing; proficiency in critical theory and general IT
proficiency.

Submission Information

The University of Iowa is not currently accepting submissions to the Grant Wood Fellowship program.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.

Current Fellow

Suzanne Wright, "Monument on Fire” 2018, Acrylic, oil, flashe' paint on birch plywood 33 ½” x 33 ½”

Suzanne Wright

Suzanne Wright is an artist and professor living and working in Los Angeles. She earned her BFA at Cooper Union and MFA at the University of California San Diego and also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Wright’s paintings, drawings, and collages propose a contemporary feminist...Read more