UB Professor Receives Grant From Art Foundation

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: October 10, 1997

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo resident Marion Faller, an associate professor of art at the University at Buffalo, has been recognized by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) with a $5,000 grant to create a catalogue to record and promote her photography.

The Catalogue Project, a program of NYFA, awarded the grant to recognize Faller's artistic achievement and will be used to design, assemble and print the catalogue. She is one of five women awarded the third annual Catalogue Project grant, which is funded by an anonymous donor specifically for women photographers over the age of 40 from New York State.

Faller, a noted documentarian of regional folk art, embodies the aesthetics of everyday life in her work, focusing on how individuals and communities visually express their sense of what is beautiful and important.

Faller received a bachelor's degree in art from Hunter College and a master’s of fine arts degree from UB after completing the program in photographic studies at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester.

Before joining the UB faculty in 1982, she taught photography courses at Colgate University.

Her photographs have been included in many one-person shows and group exhibitions throughout the country.

Faller also has been selected by the Colby Art Program to be the 1998 Colby visiting woman artist at the Buffalo Seminary.