Frerichs receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Creative Activities

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Professor Timothy Frerichs

Professor Timothy Frerichs

Department of Visual Arts and New Media Professor Timothy Frerichs has been chosen to receive the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.

He joins three other SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence recipients at Fredonia this year.

Mr. Frerichs, who came to Fredonia in 2006, is coordinator for the Foundations Area and teaches printmaking, artist books and paper arts courses. His drawings, prints, artist books and installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Frerichs’ artwork is included in international and national public and private collections.

Honors received by Frerichs include selection to present the 2017 Kasling Memorial Lecture, the 2015 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the 2013 Thomas and Charlotte N. Hagan Young Artist/Scholar Award, all at Fredonia. He was also given a 2017 Artist in Community Grant, NYFA, Cattaraugus Arts Council.

Frerichs was awarded one of three Global Warming Art Project grants in a program administered by the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc. He created “Navigation: Lake Erie – Great Lakes,” a traveling exhibition and installation, with accompanying workshops and lectures, that addressed how climate change is impacting the Great Lakes, with a focus on Lake Erie.

Other honors received include two Fulbright Fellowship Awards to Germany, a USA Projects Grant, a Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Grant, A US Embassy (The Hague, Netherlands) Project Grant, a Constance Saltonstall Foundation Grant for Printmaking and an American-Scandinavian Fellowship to Sweden.

Frerichs has an M.A. and an M.F.A from the University of Iowa and a B.A. from St. Olaf College in Minnesota.


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