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DeWitt Godfrey is a Professor, in the department of Art and Art History at Colgate. Prof. Godfrey did his undergraduate work at Yale University, was a member of the inaugural group of CORE Fellows at the MFA Houston and received his MFA from Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Artist’s Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists Fellowship, a Japan Foundation Artist’s Fellowship, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Artist Fellowship. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York. His commissioned work includes “Capital” in Seattle, WA; “Concordia” for Lexarts, Lexington, KY; “Quake” Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA; “Greenwich South” a visioning exercise by the Downtown Alliance, New York, NY and installations at Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI; The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; and the Kennedy Art Museum, Ohio University, Athens, OH. Most recently he completed “Odin” a collaboration with architect and engineer Daniel Bosia and mathematicians Tomaz Pisanski and Thomas Tucker supported by the Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute at Colgate University. He is currently working on a commission for Syracuse University and the city of Syracuse and a project for the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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