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Abigail Sevenance

Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

University: CalArts

Year: 2019

Abigail Severance is Faculty in the School of Film/Video at CalArts,where she was Associate Dean from 2012-2016. Sheholds an MFA in Film Directing from UCLA and a BA in Cultural Studies from Hampshire College.Herfilms investigate history and landscape with an emphasis on identity and the contradictions of nostalgia, and havescreened widely: MOCA LA, The Broad, Sundance, Wexner Center, Los Angeles Film Festival, REDCAT, Ann Arbor, Studio Museum Harlem, Mix LBGT Festival and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, among others. She has received Film Independent and Wasserman Fellowships, and her feature projectThe Summer We Drownedwas a Sundance Producers project.As a Fulbright Scholar, Abigail willbe in residence at Film and Screen Media, University College Cork, where sheOllundertake research and production of an essay film onIrish stone walls, their anthropocene histories and contemporary questions of borders, migration and imagination.