Nicole Miller, acting associate professor of Visual Arts at UC San Diego, has been awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship. Photo: UCSD

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted fellowships to two San Diego-based professors who are part of a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists awarded during the 94th annual competition for the United States and Canada.

Ilya Kaminsky, professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University, was awarded for his work in poetry. Born in Odessa, former Soviet Union, his family was granted asylum in the United States in 1993. His works have received numerous prizes and have been translated into multiple langauges.

Ilya Kaminsky, professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. Photo: SDSU

Nicole Miller, acting associate professor of Visual Arts at UC San Diego, was awarded for her work in fine arts. Central to Miller’s approach are notions of subjectivity and self-representation, and her work is included in many museum collections including those of LACMA, The Hammer Museum and SFMOMA.

Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, Kaminsky and Miller were chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants.

To see the complete list of the fellowship winners announced Thursday, visit www.gf.org.

–Staff

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