In order to commemorate the newly launched postgraduate fellowship program, SMU’s Pollock Gallery is hosting “From Dijon to Dallas.”
Beginning on Aug. 10 and extending to Aug. 29, this exhibit will display artwork by Melissa Tran and Hugo Capron. The program, launched in 2015, is a six-week exchange established by SMU’s Meadows School Division of Art and the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art (ENSA).
Tran, a graduate student originally from New Orleans, will be living and working at ENSA in September and October. Tran is a visual artist with a focus on lens-based processes. Before attending SMU, Tran studied at the University of Houston’s School of Art with a focus in photography and digital media. Notably, her film Elle Be Jay was selected in a worldwide competition to be displayed in an Australian art collaborative.
Capron, a native of France, focuses on painting. With an interest in architecture and abstraction, Capron studies the Japanese approach to space, and his work was even displayed at the Yada Gallery in Nagoya, Japan.
Although the relationship between ENSA and SMU is young, the faculties at both schools have high hopes for the future. Sophie Claudel, the director of ENSA, said, “This postgraduate fellowship program is a first for ENSA Dijon and we are so delighted it happens with Dallas and SMU!”