November 19, 2010Three undergraduate art students have been selected as recipients of the 2010–11 Bean Prize in Fine Arts. Christina Chaplin (B.F.A. ’12), Zhili Li (B.F.A. ’12), and Sarah Sanders (B.F.A. ’12), were chosen for the award in an exhibition juried by the art faculty and will study with the Cornell in Rome program next spring.
Chaplin, of Middletown, New Jersey, submitted four photographs in the competition from a larger series of her work. Li, of San Francisco, displayed a series of photographs, a video and selected footage from a documentary film about Shenzhen, China. Sanders, of Fremont, California, presented two drawings for a comic book, a photograph, and a collage.
The annual prize was established by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bean ’43 in memory of their son, David Richard Bean ’71. David graduated from Cornell with a degree in government administration. While spending time in Europe as a student, he became enchanted with Florence and planned to study art. The prize provides financial support for travel in Europe, and each recipient of the prize is given a copy of Bean's writings and artwork.
An exhibition of the artwork submitted by students competing for the 2010–11 Bean Prize was held in October.