Alumni News, Awards and Honors

Herzog ’76 Awarded 2017 Guggenheim

Elana Herzog ’76 was one of 173 artists, scholars, and scientists out of nearly 3,000 applicants to be awarded a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Elena Herzog art

Herzog, whose work was part of a Bennington alumni exhibition last fall, is an artist who “uses material culture to consider aspects of ephemerality and entropy, pleasure and pain, attraction and repulsion,” she says.

She was the recipient of the Anonymous Was A Woman Award in 2009; the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award in 2007; NYFA Fellowships in 2007 and 1999; the 2004 Lillian Elliot Award; the 2003 Lambent Fund Fellowship; and the 1999 Joan Mitchell Award. Herzog has been a lecturer at Yale University since 2012.