Dana Potter, a new MFA student in printmaking, is one of two students in the School of Art to receive the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence.
Master of Fine Arts student Dana Potter grew up working beside her mother, a ceramic artist, in an arts center in her small Iowa hometown of Okoboji.
“I saw her bringing people together and creating a sense of community through art,” said Potter, who will be attending UT’s highly ranked printmaking program as part of the first class of recipients of UT’s new Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence, a premier fellowship program designed to help recruit the nation’s best graduate students.
Potter earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking from the University of Northern Iowa in 2015. Her minor was in interactive digital studies, which looks at how digital technology shapes modern culture.
Her passion has been creating artwork that illustrates how the digital culture, including our pervasive use of cell phones and computers, affects our everyday lives. Her work has received accolades from SGCI, a leading organization for artists engaged in printmaking, drawing, and graphic media...