Daniel Joseph Martinez receives a 2021-22 Rome Prize in Visual Art

  • Daniel Joseph Martinez
    Daniel Joseph Martinez

The American Academy in Rome (AAR) has announced the 2021–22 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships winners. These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. This year, Rome Prizes were awarded to thirty-five American and five Italian artists and scholars, who will each receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus in Rome, starting in September 2021.

Daniel Joseph Martinez, Donald Bren Professor of Art in the Department of Art at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts, received the Abigail Cohen Rome Prize in Visual Art for his submission entitled Forum Romanum of Dissent or To See The World Without Time.

“We welcome these Rome Prize winners and Italian Fellows who enter an increasingly global and diverse residential community, reflecting the complexity of US culture abroad,” said AAR President Mark Robbins (1997 Fellow). “The support for these scholars, artists, writers, composers, and designers strengthens the arts and humanities at a time when this is ever more critical.”

Rome Prize winners are selected annually by independent juries of distinguished artists and scholars through a national competition. The eleven disciplines supported by the Academy include ancient studies, architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, medieval studies, modern Italian studies, music composition, Renaissance and early modern studies, and visual arts.

For more information and the complete list of Fellows’ names, institutional affiliations, and project titles, as well as the names of the jury members, please view the full release from the AAR.


Photo credit: Katherine McMahon