English Lecturer Susan Bee Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

May 1, 2014

Susan Bee, a lecturer in the Department of English and at Kelly Writers House, has been named a 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow. Often characterized as "midcareer" awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Each year the foundation receives between 3,500 and 4,000 applications and awards about 200 fellowships. 

Bee is a painter, editor, writer, and book artist. With Mira Schor, she cofounded and co-edits M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online, focusing on the critical discussion of art. Her artist's books include collaborations with Susan Howe, Johanna Drucker, Charles Bernstein, Regis Bonvicino, and Jerome Rothenberg. She has had solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery, Kenyon College, William Paterson College, Virginia Lust Gallery, and Columbia University.

Bee has had fellowships and grants from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council for the Arts. She has lectured widely, including at the University of Caen and Maison de Poesie, both in France; the Drawing Center in New York; and in China, Korea, and Cuba. Bee has a B.A. from Barnard College and a M.A. in art from Hunter College.