Claire Dillon is the Director of Education and Outreach for the organization ART WORKS Projects, with the mission to raise awareness of human rights issues using art and design. In her current position, she has curated several photography exhibits and has worked on projects touring in eight countries to date. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 with degrees in Art History and Italian, receiving a research fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the highest honors awarded within her department. Her research on medieval and contemporary art has allowed her to study in Italy and Cuba, and her work with diversity and human rights initiatives includes participating in counter-trafficking efforts in Ghana. Claire was a highly commended entrant to the Undergraduate Awards in 2013 and 2014, and won the 2014 UA Campus Ambassador Prize. She is currently applying to Medieval Studies graduate programs in Ireland, and has subsequent plans to pursue a PhD in Art History.
Undergraduate Award Overall & Programme Winner in 2015
University: Northwestern University
Category: Music, Film, Theatre & Art History
Empty Space and Identity Politics in the Work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Negation, Creative Reinterpretation, and Visual Rhyme